A customer recently contacted us regarding muck reduction. Below is the question and our response.
All I have is a question. We live on a bayou of Hamlin Lake in Ludington, Michigan, about a 5,000 acre lake. We tend to get the sediment from a north wind often, bringing muck to our waterfront. About 4-5 years ago I ordered and attempted to rid our area of the muck, or at least clear it our somewhat, to no avail. The previous owner had used the waterfront as a dumping place for his leaves. The muck is from 3 inches to 3 feet depending on the area. Is there any hope for our waterfront? Underneath the muck is sand it’s just hard to get to.
RL, Jenison, MI
In 2007 you may have ordered and applied AquaClear Pellets. We are sorry to hear they did not work to your satisfaction.
Normally, AquaClear Pellets are an excellent natural bacteria that will reduce lake muck. One 10 lb. bag of AquaClear Pellets will treat ½ acre (20,000 sq. ft.) one time. Each application should reduce the amount of muck approximately 1 inch. Repeat weekly until the desired water quality is achieved.
If too little product is applied the overall effectiveness will be reduced. To determine proper application rate, multiply the length of the treatment area by the width of the treatment area.
A lakefront that is 100' long with a 50' width (out into the water ) is:
100' x 50' = 5,000 sq. ft.
A 5,000 sq. ft. area would require 1/4 bag of AquaClear Pellets or 2.5 lbs. per treatment.
Again, repeat weekly.
Please feel free to e-mail me or post questions you may have and I will respond accordingly.
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