-Specialized division of Herman Brothers Pond Management that focuses on watermeal control. Here we have the tools to not only kill existing watermeal, but also the tools and products for creating a healthy watermeal and duckweed free ecosystem.
Our Favorite Product:
The Pond Hippo- Duckweed, Watermeal, and Algae Remover
We have found that the very best way of getting rid of watermeal is a 3 step process. Remember that especially with ponds the saying "one size fits all" couldn't be farther from the truth! Every pond is unique from the next and there are many variables associated with a ponds geographical location, local weather conditions, watershed, pond ages, depths, and water chemistry. That being said the following plan would be the average prescription for a watermeal and duckweed infested pond:
1. Calculate exact acreage and depths to properly design a complete pond aeration system. An aeration system should turn over the complete volume of water in the pond at least once every 24 hours. Properly designing the aeration system with the correct type and size of compressor is just as crucial as diffuser placement.
2. Implement a nutrient reduction program by changing your land use practices around the pond; by applying natural bacteria to eat up decaying organic matter; or by physically removing the decaying organic matter from the pond.
3. Apply an appropriate aquatic herbicide to kill the duckweed that is present. Oftentimes aquatic herbicides are needed for the first 1-3 years to completely eliminate all of duckweed for the future of the pond.
We have created this website to not only educate pondowners about watermeal, but to provide them with the very best tools available for cleaning up their ponds and eliminating watermeal for good! We highly recommend Vertex Aeration Systems for aeration, White Cap for herbicide treatments, and Cygnet Bio Blend for nutrient reduction. Please feel free to CONTACT US with any questions you might have about your pond or any of these products