Stagnant pond


Old 07-19-12, 01:17 PM
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Stagnant pond

We have a small "duck pond" near our house that is a run-off pond from a much larger pond on our property. Because the house is in the woods, it collects leaves which cover the top and start to grow weeds. The only things that live in it are peepers and mosquitos. We've cleaned the leaves out several times (it's about 6 feet deep in the center) then it stinks-and it's a big job for my husband and I. I'd like to fill it in and cover it with pavers, but my husband says we can't because we need it to hold the water run-off from the higher pond. Do you have any suggestions as to what can be done with it? We tried the water feature route but it kept clogging the filter. I've attached a photo, the pond is to the left of the house. Thanks
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Old 07-19-12, 01:24 PM
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There is no pic....????

Look into pond aeration. Also adding soda ash to adjust the PH yearly. Possible get some fish in there after you stabilize it.

I only know this from what I read regarding septic aeration. If aerating my septic makes no smell I am sure it will work on a pond. After all the aerator I am using is for ponds.

Either a simple bubbler or fountain should work well.
Old 07-19-12, 01:57 PM
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Ummm...just curious....what are peepers??
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Old 07-19-12, 03:53 PM
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Before you modify the pond, except for aeration, etc., make sure it isn't part of a runoff system that the EPD would have problems with. Where I live, I can't even clean the gravel out of the stream that runs in the middle of the property without express managed supervision of the EPD. Dumb, yeah, I know. Just want you to stay out of trouble.
Old 07-19-12, 04:33 PM
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Gee, I'd have called that a ribeter.

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