Water Quality

Q. We recently purchased a dam rake which did a fantastic job of removing a vast majority of the weed. But what can we now put in the water to keep the weed in control and clean up the water?


Firstly, we’re delighted to hear that the rake was effective in removing a large portion of the weed. When it comes to tackling weeds in your dam, the dam rake is a game-changer. This handy tool has proven its effectiveness in removing a significant portion of the weed growth, making a noticeable difference in the overall appearance of your water. By using the dam rake, you can easily clear out a vast majority of the weeds, restoring a cleaner and healthier environment for your livestock.

Embrace an Effective Solution for Weed Control

To further address the remaining weed, we recommend treating the water with Orange Oil. This product is not only highly effective but also completely safe for your livestock to drink from. By using Orange Oil, you can target the remaining weed and prevent its regrowth, ensuring a healthier environment for your animals. You can find more information about Orange Oil here.

Restoring Water Clarity: Letting Nature Work

Based on the photos, it appears that the water has become discoloured due to the disturbance caused by removing the weeds. To address this issue, we suggest waiting for the next heavy rainfall. Heavy rainfalls often help settle the sediment in the water, leading to improved clarity. However, if you continue to experience sediment issues, we advise against using flocculants, as they are not effective when sediment is continually introduced through runoff.

Creating an Inviting Water Source for Your Animals

Maintaining clean water is crucial for the well-being of your livestock. To prevent the return of weeds and maintain a pristine water source, we recommend using Surface Clear. This reliable product is safe for your livestock to drink from while effectively controlling weed growth. By regularly adding Surface Clear to your dam, you can create an inviting environment for your animals, ensuring they have access to clean and refreshing water.

We’re pleased to hear that the dam rake was successful in removing the majority of the weed from your water. To address the remaining weed and maintain water quality, we suggest using Orange Oil and Surface Clear. Additionally, waiting for heavy rainfall can help improve water clarity by settling sediment. Remember, providing clean and weed-free water is crucial for the well-being of your livestock

by Aquatic Technologies
If you have any questions regarding looking after your dam or pond and what products are the most suitable for your situation, please read through the helpful articles on our site or feel free to contact our friendly team who can help you maintain proper health in your water body year round.
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