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Aqua Stormfuro®: The underwater muck blower you need for your lake!

July 5, 2019

Summer is here! That mean enjoying time on your lake. Boating, swimming and fishing, among other things, are activities you enjoy doing most! And enjoying time on your beautiful water is exactly what you need.

But what if you look out at your lake an realize the bottom of your lake where the sand should be is covered in a layer of muck and decaying leaves? Or maybe debris and weed fragments constantly drift into your dock and swim area, making for an annoying cleanup mission before you get to enjoy your time in the water.

Aqua Stormfuro® can help keep lake muck and sediment out of your treatment area by blowing water away from your dock and shoreline. It can keep muck and sediment from settling on your waterfront, and it can also keep weeds from floating into your area from other locations in the lake!

Aqua Stormfuro® easily mounts to your dock, and the motor can adjust up or down according to the angle you need. The ½ HP motor keeps up to a 30ft area clear, and has a cage on both the inflow and the outflow sides of the motor for added safety and protection from the propeller blade.

Some other highlights of the Aqua Stormfuro:

·         Works in minimum of 1 ft or max 4 ft of water

·         No oil required by the customer

·         Stainless steel motor and parts

·         Chemical free

·         2 year warranty

·         3450 rpms

Aqua Stormfuro® is the lake muck blower for you if you want the most out of your dock and swim area this year. A one-time purchase for years of muck and debris removal. Install it early in the season to keep any new, incoming muck and debris from entering your area.

Let Aqua Stormfuro® take the work out of keeping your lake shore clear of muck and debris! Visit our website at www.lakerestoration.com for more information.

Minnesota Summer Bucket List!

June 24, 2019

Summer is just beginning, so make sure to add these fun activities to your list to get the most out of the our beautiful Minnesota summer!

20 Bucket List Items for Minnesota Summers:

1.       Enjoy America’s favorite pastime and go to a baseball game. Whether it’s the Minnesota Twins, the St. Cloud Saints, or one of your town teams, a little baseball on a warm, summer night is never a bad time.

2.       Go to a drive-in movie. The Vali-Hi Drive-In, located in Lake Elmo, is open every night of the week. For three movies, tickets under $10, and $1 hotdogs, the drive-in is a fun way to spend time with family and friends for a price you can’t beat.

3.       Get wet at a splash pad. Waterparks are fun but can get expensive. For a cheaper, just-as-fun alternative, splash pads are the way to go. Some popular splash pad locations include Central Park in Maple Grove, Round Lake in Eden Prairie, and Nicollet Commons in Burnsville.

4.       Spend the night in a tent. Set up a tent in your backyard (or living room if you don’t want to deal with the heat or bugs), cuddle up in a sleeping bag, and change up your sleeping scenery.

5.       What is summer without a zoo day? Whether you go to the Minnesota Zoo or the Como Zoo & Conservatory, a day hanging with the animals is a fun day for all.

6.       Travel to the North Shore. If you’re looking for a getaway in beautiful outdoors, there’s nothing better than the North Shore.

7.       Enjoy all the art Minnesota has to offer. Want to take that artsy photo for Instagram, the Minnesota Institute of Art and Walker Art Center are perfect, but don’t forget to check out the lesser known art hotspots like the Franconia Sculpture Park in Chisago Country too.

8.       Spice up your typical mini golf adventure with a more unique course. Some popular favorites for unique mini golf are Can Can Wonderland in St. Paul, Adventure Falls in Taylors Falls, Big Stone Mini Golf in Minnetrista, and Malt-Tees Mini Golf in Richfield.

9.       Visit a Pizza Farm. Pizza and farm animals sounds like a double win to me!

10.   Go Fishing. What better to do in the Land of 10,000 Lakes than to relax on the lake with some fishing.

11.   Visit the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska. Featuring more than 1,215 acres of beautiful gardens, landscapes, and natural areas, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum was voted Best Botanical Garden by Readers Choice 2017.

12.   Do go chasin’ those waterfalls! Grand Portage State Park and Minnehaha Falls are exciting waterfall locations for some wet fun in the sun. Or if you’re just a thrill seeker looking for an alternative to the classic lake day, the Quarry Park and Nature Reserve is another fun water hotspot.

13.   Explore the darkness. Adventure through popular Minnesotan caves and mines such as the Mystery Cave at Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park in Preston, or Sudan Underground Mine in Tower, but beware of the bats!

14.   Have some giant fun! Visit the Jolly Green Giant at Green Giant Statue Park in Blue Earth, or Paul Bunyan in Bemidji.

15.   Fairs, fairs, fairs. The State Fair is a must-see but look into going to your surround town’s fairs or county fairs. If you don’t want to go for the rides and games, go for the food.

16.   Watch a movie in the park. Many towns put on movies in the park at night, so grab a blanket, catch up with some neighbors, and relax.

17.   Go to the Rodeo, Yee-Haw! Grab your boots, your friends, and smile because you’re not the one getting bucked off the bull.

18.   Go to the races. Visit Canterbury Park and make bets on your favorite horses.

19.   Attend a concert on First Ave. Looking for a reasonably priced concert to go to? First Ave is where it’s at, and don’t forget to take a picture alongside the famous wall of stars. 

20.   Ride the day away at Valleyfair. From the rollercoasters, to the kiddie rides, to the waterpark, you can easily spend a day full of fun at this Minnesotan 125-acre amusement park.

Types of Lake Weeds and How to Control Them

June 17, 2019

Common Lake Weeds and How to Eliminate Them

Lake weeds are an important part of a lake’s eco system and a healthy water environment. However, when weeds over-grow in your lake or dock and swim area, it can make swimming or using your boat very difficult. No one wants to swim in weeds, or cast a line, only to catch a big chunk of plants. Luckily, there are easy ways to get rid of lake weeds in your dock and swim area so you can enjoy your time on the water!

Aquatic weeds come in all shapes and sizes. Most are rooted in the bottom of the lake and grow up towards the surface. These weeds are called submerged weeds, and can be treated with a variety of different aquatic herbicide options. So how do you know what weeds you have and how to treat them? Below is our list of common weed types you may find in your water and options that Lake Restoration carries to control them.

Milfoil 

   

Eurasian            Northern 

There are two more common types of milfoil; Northern watermilfoil and Eurasian Watermilfoil. Northern milfoil is native to the United States and is a non-invasive plant. Eurasian Watermilfoil is non-native, and can often over grow, choking out native species of plants. Besides being native and non-native, the milfoil cousins have a few other distinct differences based on appearance. Eurasian milfoil has a reddish stem and can grow nearly 10ft in length and form dense mats. Eurasian milfoil has a more distinct leaf pattern of four finely divided leaves whorled around its stem, while Northern milfoil has a fluffier, more feather like appearance, and leaves aren’t as distinct.

How to treat: A number of herbicides will help eliminate milfoil species, including Dibrox® Herbicide, Hydrothol Granular Herbicide. 2 4 d products like our Navigate pellets and Liquid 2 4 d are great options too.

Curly-Leaf Pondweed

 

Curly-leaf pondweed is another common weed found in lakes. Its leaves resemble lasagna noodles and are dense and crispy-like. It has a red stem, and is considered an invasive species in the United States. It often outcompetes native plants for sunlight, since it grows thick near the surface.

How to treat: Hydrothol Granular Herbicide and Aquathol K, or Aquathol Super K are excellent choices for this plant in lakes.

Coontail

 

Coontail is a native plant that is a great part of a water eco system. It grows near the surface, and in mid summer, it can form thick mats. It has a varied leaf pattern and often is identified by the bushy racoon “tail” at the end of the plant.

How to treat: If coontail takes over your water, Dibrox® and Hydrothol will be able to treat it.

Hydrilla

 

Another invasive plant common in lakes around the U.S. is hydrilla. Hydrilla is an aggressive invader with 3-8 leaves per whorl. It does have toothed leaves. It is often confused with the native plant, elodea.

How to treat: Hydrilla can be treated using Hydrothol or Dibrox®.

There are many other types of aquatic weeds. They come in all shapes and sizes, and Lake Restoration has a solution for any of your aquatic plants! Check out all our aquatic plant solutions at LakeRestoration.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Backyard Cleanup Tips

September 20, 2018

As the weather gets a little colder and the leaves start turning, it’s time to start thinking about prepping your yard for next summer! Fall is a great time to care for and prep your lawn, garden, structures, water landscapes and other landscapes. Doing the work on your yard now will set you up for a smooth-sailing winter and a great spring ahead.

 

So where do you start? Follow these tips and steps for successful fall cleanup and prep!

 

Clean Up:

Start with the easiest step first. Pick up any garbage laying around, and get rid of any junk you’ve been meaning to take to the dump. This will make things a lot easier with less clutter to get in your way! You can also take the time to clean out your sheds and garages to get rid of excess clutter and re-organize.

 

Lawn Care Tips:

Your grass growth may slow down as the fall arrives, but this does not mean you should neglect it. Keep on mowing and watering your grass until the sprinklers must be blown out (if you’re in a climate that requires it). You can also cut your grass shorter for the last couple of mowings.

Aerating the soil will help when it comes time to fertilize your lawn. The holes the aerator produces in your lawn will allow water and air to get into your grass, therefore increasing the health. Fertilizing in the fall is very important in setting up your lawn for good growth in spring and summer.

 

Clean Out Gutters:

Cleaning out any falling leaves, sticks or other debris from your gutters will be crucial to making sure your gutter systems work properly for winter precipitation.

 

Rake Leaves:

This could be a fun one to recruit your kids for! Keeping leaves off your lawn will help the grass and soil breath better. Also, rotting and decaying leaves can sometimes create fungal diseases on your grass. Rake and bag the leaves early on so they don’t have time to harm your grass.

 

Plants and Gardens:

Make sure you take time to trim down bushes and annual plants.  You can even take some leaves you rake and put them around your plants as an insulator. Remove any dead plants that won’t make it another season. Make sure to mix in your compost to help replace soil nutrients lost during the summer growing season. Take note in your vegetable garden of which veggies and plants did well, and which did not.

 

Prepare Ponds and Water Features:

You may think that since summer is ending you don’t need to do anything else to your pond this year, but think again! Your pond could greatly benefit from adding nutrient reducers, such as PhosControl and SparKlear to it during fall. This will help break down any decaying weeds, algae and muck in your pond, as well as reduce nutrients in your pond that are necessary for algae and weed growth.

 

Yard Pest Control:

Did you know ticks are still active in the fall months? Make sure to spray your property or wooded areas near your yard to keep ticks away. Multiple Lake Restoration pest products will repel ticks when sprayed outside near wooded areas and grasses. Also, keeping long vegetation in your yard short as the fall comes will help keep ticks off your property. Lake Restoration pest products will control many other pests as well!

 

Get a head start on all of your fall prep. Make a list of what you need, where to start, and which projects take president over the others. This will ensure that by the time winter comes, you will already be prepared for spring!

Learn How to Eliminate Muck Fast with LAKEMAID® or MuckMaid®

August 14, 2018

LAKEMAID® and MuckMaid® for Lake Muck Elimination

Lake muck… the gross, squishy mess on the bottom of your lakeshore that makes you not want to step foot in your water. It makes enjoying your lake to the fullest difficult and messy. Not to mention all the weeds that you get tangled in. Did you know Lake Restoration has a few products that can help clear the lake muck from the shore and help you feel sand beneath your feet again?

 

The LAKEMAID® Lake Rake and MuckMaid® Muck Eliminator pellets can clear weeds muck from your dock and swim area. Read on to find out the benefits of each product.

 

LAKEMAID®

LAKEMAID® helps you eliminate both weeds and muck from your lakeshore. Cleaning up your lake shore has never been so easy! You won’t have to strain yourself by removing weeds by raking them with a traditional lake rake. All you need to do is install the LAKEMAID® lake rake where you want it to remove weeds and muck, then sit back and let it do the work for you!

LAKEMAID® has two arms on floats that drag rakes across the lake bottom. As the rakes drag over the weeds, it gently breaks them up. Since weeds are mostly made of water, the weed debris will not wash up on shore after they break up, they will simply disintegrate. 

 

The rakes also expose the sand bottom of your lake from silt and muck. It makes about 3,000 rake passes per day. Once you’ve eliminated the weeds from one area, you can pick up the LAKEMAID® and move it to a different spot in your swim area and start the lake weed removal process there. Keep moving the LAKEMAID® until you’ve reached the desired results in your dock and swim area. It is light-weight and easy to move by yourself.

 

Features:

The LAKEMAID® comes in two sizes, 24 and 36 foot units. It is easy to install, is remarkably lightweight, and can be installed with just one person. It only takes about 15 minutes to install or to remove, making it easy to share, or move to a different location.

 

24 foot unit

·         Covers 450 sq ft

·         Includes a 1 Horsepower pump

·         7 chain rakes

·         Finisher rakes (1, 6ft and 1, 3ft)

36 foot unit

·         Covers 1,010 sq ft

·         Includes a 1 HP pump

·         10 chain rakes

·         Finisher rakes (2, 6ft and 1, 3ft)

 

The LAKEMAID® can help you feel the sand beneath your feet in your dock and swim area in no time!

If you are interested in the LAKEMAID® lake rake system, please visit LakeRestoration.com, or call us at 877-428-8898 to speak to a Lake Expert.

 

MuckMaid® Muck Eliminator Pellets

MuckMaid® muck pellets will help you clear the muck away by simply tossing pellets out into your dock and swim area every 2-4 weeks. It’s really that easy! MuckMaid® contains beneficial bacteria, enzymes and trace minerals that help eat away at organic matter (muck and sludge) left behind by dead and decayed weeds, and other dead aquatic matter.

MuckMaid® will take care of about 1-3 inches of muck per application, depending on the type of organic matter and muck present. You'll see sand on the bottom of your lakeshore in no time at all!

Let us help you get rid of weeds and muck fast! Visit LakeRestoration.com for all of your aquatic herbicide and equipment needs.

What Kind of Algae is in Your Water?

August 9, 2018

What kind of algae is in your pond or lake?

In most aquatic ecosystems, algae is a common occurrence as part of a healthy body of water. However, the overgrowth of algae can cause issues in your pond, not to mention the not-so-great appearance and foul smell algae can bring.

Algae can form rapidly, leaving your pond very green, and possibly leaving you stuck on where to start getting rid of the mess. Warm temps, excess nutrients, and lack of water movement can really accelerate algae growth quickly, and before you know if, your water is overtaken by it. The good news is, when algae gets out of hand, control can be taken back by using an aquatic algaecide.

Most of our copper algaecides, like our Mizzen® algaecide, can treat almost all forms of algae. The first step is to identify the type of algae you have so you know how much product you are going to need to control it. Below are a variety of algae species commonly found in ponds or lakes.

Planktonic algae

Planktonic algae is often described as looking like paint or a green oil slick on the water. It is millions of microplants and can make all of your water look green and pea soup-like.  Like a lot of the other algae species, it can be beneficial to a healthy pond in small amounts. When it overtakes the water, you risk having fish kills from lack of oxygen entering the water. In very hot weather, you may notice larger amounts of planktonic algae in the water, and it can come back within days of treating. It can look blue-green, green, brown or variations of this.

 Filamentous Algae

Filamentous algae, sometimes referred to as pond moss, is a mat forming algae that can float on the surface of your water in slimey, green clumps, or be found submerged under the water clinging to rocks or other plants. Filamentous algae can make your pond look “scummy,” and this algae can also reproduce quickly in ponds or lakes with little water movement, or in very hot weather. Like planktonic algae, it can be beneficial to water ecosystems in normal amounts. The issues arise when it grows too much, depleting the water, and other plants and animals, of sunlight and oxygen.

Chara

Chara is a submerged algae plant that often gets confused with a submerged weed. Chara smells almost like garlic; foul and musty. The green plant has 6 to 16 whorled branches and is crunchy and grainy to feel. Chara provides some food source for some aquatic life. They thrive in water that is hard and has little oxygen. Chara will require high rates of a copper-complex algaecide to control it.

Starry Stonewort

Perhaps the most invasive algae on our list, starry stonewort is a fast growing plant that can outcompete native plants or ruin fish spawning habitat. Not only does it wreak havoc on aquatic life, but it can make fishing, boating, or any other aquatic recreational activity near impossible. Its sporadic branches that point upwards at a slight angle. It has a small, cream-colored "star" bulbil. It can float up near the surface in extremely thick mats. The spread of starry stonewort is prohibited. High rates of a copper-complex algaecide will control it.

Blue Green (Toxic) Algae

Toxic, or blue-green algae is not actually algae at all. It is a photosynthetic bacteria called cyanobacteria, that is the result of an extreme algae overgrowth. It can form a layer of scum or some mats on the surface that can look blue, green, purple, brown, or red. Blue-Green algae smells foul. It is often found in slow moving waters with warm temperatures where algae growth is excessive. This algae can be very harmful to aquatic life, livestock, pets and humans. Do not go near toxic algae, and always call local authorities if it is spotted in a public body of water.

Mizzen® Algaecide can help you get rid of algae you need controlled. Visit our website at LakeRestoration.com for Mizzen® and other aquatic herbicide and algaecide products.

How to get rid of pesky watermeal

July 27, 2018

Does a watermeal invasion have your pond gasping for air? Watermeal control can be difficult because it is such a small plant and can double the area it covers in two days. 

Watermeal is a light green, strawberry seed sized plant that floats on the surface of the water. When it rains, watermeal will sink under the surface, but rise back up after the rain. If the wind is strong, it will blow to one side of your pond.

It will create a dense mat across the whole pond and deplete the oxygen levels which causes poor pond health. This can kill off any fish you have and encourage the growth of unwanted weeds and algae. Another reason watermeal can be so hard to eliminate is because watermeal can be brought back into your pond by wildlife and waterfowl.

By using a pond products for watermeal, you can eliminate watermeal quickly and increase the overall health of your pond which has most likely been decreased by the presence of watermeal. In just a few simple steps you can be on your way to a beautiful, clear pond in no time.

Step 1: Clipper HerbicideUse

Clipper herbicide to eliminate watermeal and submerged weeds. Clipper is specifically formulated to kill watermeal so it works much more effectively than other aquatic herbicides for this purpose.

Step 2: Mizzen®

AlgaecideSpray Mizzen algaecide to take care of recurring algae. In a couple days, algae will begin to brown and settle to the bottom of the pond.

Step 3: SparKlear®

Introduce SparKlear nutrient reducer to reduce excess nutrients that reduce the health of your pond. This will also improve water clarity and reduce any organic matter and muck.

Step 4: Sapphire Bay® Pond Dye

Dying your pond with Sapphire Bay will introduce a blue tint to the water. You can apply it to achieve your desired color.

Step 5: Enjoy Your Pond

After these steps, you can sit back and enjoy the beauty of your pond! The algaecide and herbicide will start working immediately, and in a week or so, your pond will begin to clear. The other products will help limit regrowth and improve the looks of the pond. You may have to treat a few times per season if the watermeal does come back again.

 

What causes severe algae blooms?

July 18, 2018

What causes severe algae blooms? 

Have you ever seen this unpleasantly green algae in your pond or lakeshore? Well for those of you who have struggled with this green goop, we have some facts and solutions for you! 

 

Algae is a very common form of aquatic vegetation that feeds off of many environmental factors. When algae grows out of control, it can turn into toxic (blue-green) algae, which can be harmful to humans, animals, and your fish and wildlife. It is very important to control and treat your algae as soon as possible, and as frequently as needed, to ensure your safety, along with preserving your pond or lake appearance.

 

 Causes of algae:

Excess amounts of nutrients such as Phosphorus

Animal manure & fertilizer runoff

Warmer temperature

Sunlight

Still water

 

Hazards if left untreated:

Algae blocks sunlight and depletes oxygen levels

Fish need a food source and oxygen to survive

Decomposing algae increases the depletion of oxygen

Algae can turn into blue-green algae, which is toxic to household pets and humans

Toxic blue-green algae can cause rashes, allergic reaction, stomach aches, vomiting, ect in humans and animals if exposed.

 

Solutions for algae:

Lake Restoration has several treatment options:

 

For lowering phosphorus levels and excess nutrients: PhosControl®, SparKlear®

It is important to treat with nutrient reducers early on in the season so to prevent algae overgrowth issues. When using nutrient reducers, you can expect to see improvement in water clarity and a reduction in organic matter and pond muck.

Algaecide Options: Mizzen® Algaecide

Use a pond algaecide frequently throughout the summer to battle existing algae and spot treat when needed.  

Aeration: Vitaflume® Vortex floating, aerating fountain

Aeration can help improve the oxygen levels and gas exchange in your water by moving 7,000 to 10,000 gallons per hour! It can also keep movement in your water so that algae mats have a hard time forming. Shop our Vitaflume® floating pond fountains to learn about aeration benefits.

With Lake Restoration solutions for algae, there's no way you'll have anything but a perfect summer on your water!

20 Bucket List Items for Minnesota Summers:

July 12, 2018

Summer might be almost halfway over already, but it’s never too early to explore our great state of Minnesota!

20 Bucket List Items for Minnesota Summers:

   Enjoy America’s favorite pastime and go to a baseball game. Whether it’s the Minnesota Twins, the St. Cloud Saints, or one of your town teams, a little baseball on a warm, summer night is never a bad time.

2.       Go to a drive-in movie. The Vali-Hi Drive-In, located in Lake Elmo, is open every night of the week. For three movies, tickets under $10, and $1 hotdogs, the drive-in is a fun way to spend time with family and friends for a price you can’t beat.

3.       Get wet at a splash pad. Waterparks are fun but can get expensive. For a cheaper, just-as-fun alternative, splash pads are the way to go. Some popular splash pad locations include Central Park in Maple Grove, Round Lake in Eden Prairie, and Nicollet Commons in Burnsville.

4.       Spend the night in a tent. Set up a tent in your backyard (or living room if you don’t want to deal with the heat or bugs), cuddle up in a sleeping bag, and change up your sleeping scenery.

5.       What is summer without a zoo day? Whether you go to the Minnesota Zoo or the Como Zoo & Conservatory, a day hanging with the animals is a fun day for all.

6.       Travel to the North Shore. If you’re looking for a getaway in beautiful outdoors, there’s nothing better than the North Shore.

7.       Enjoy all the art Minnesota has to offer. Want to take that artsy photo for Instagram, the Minnesota Institute of Art and Walker Art Center are perfect, but don’t forget to check out the lesser known art hotspots like the Franconia Sculpture Park in Chisago Country too.

8.       Spice up your typical mini golf adventure with a more unique course. Some popular favorites for unique mini golf are Can Can Wonderland in St. Paul, Adventure Falls in Taylors Falls, Big Stone Mini Golf in Minnetrista, and Malt-Tees Mini Golf in Richfield.

9.       Visit a Pizza Farm. Pizza and farm animals sounds like a double win to me!

10.   Go Fishing. What better to do in the Land of 10,000 Lakes than to relax on the lake with some fishing?

11.   Visit the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska. Featuring more than 1,215 acres of beautiful gardens, landscapes, and natural areas, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum was voted Best Botanical Garden by Readers Choice 2017.

12.   Do go chasin’ those waterfalls! Grand Portage State Park and Minnehaha Falls are exciting waterfall locations for some wet fun in the sun. Or if you’re just a thrill seeker looking for an alternative to the classic lake day, the Quarry Park and Nature Reserve is another fun water hotspot.

13.   Explore the darkness. Adventure through popular Minnesotan caves and mines such as the Mystery Cave at Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park in Preston, or Sudan Underground Mine in Tower, but beware of the bats!

14.   Have some giant fun! Visit the Jolly Green Giant at Green Giant Statue Park in Blue Earth, or Paul Bunyan in Bemidji.

15.   Fairs, fairs, fairs. The State Fair is a must-see but look into going to your surround town’s fairs or county fairs. If you don’t want to go for the rides and games, go for the food.

16.   Watch a movie in the park. Many towns put on movies in the park at night, so grab a blanket, catch up with some neighbors, and relax.

17.   Go to the Rodeo, Yee-Haw! Grab your boots, your friends, and smile because you’re not the one getting bucked off the bull.

18.   Go to the races. Visit Canterbury Park and make bets on your favorite horses.

19.   Attend a concert on First Ave. Looking for a reasonably priced concert to go to? First Ave is where it’s at, and don’t forget to take a picture alongside the famous wall of stars. 

20.   Ride the day away at Valleyfair. From the rollercoasters, to the kiddie rides, to the waterpark, you can easily spend a day full of fun at this Minnesotan 125-acre amusement park.

Can you remove lake weeds and muck in 24 hours?

June 19, 2018

Did you know there is a way to remove unwanted lake weeds and muck in as little as 24 hours? You can do this with help from the LAKEMAID® lake weed and muck removal system from Lake Restoration!

You won’t have to strain yourself by removing weeds by raking them with a traditional lake rake. All you need to do is install the LAKEMAID® lake rake where you want it to remove weeds and muck, then sit back and let it do the work for you!

How it works:

LAKEMAID® has two arms on floats, which are connected to a pump positioned on the lake bottom. The pump takes water in and pushes it through the arms. The water propels the arms forward, dragging the hanging chains and rakes across the bottom of your lake. As the rakes drag over the lake weeds and muck, it gently breaks them up. Since weeds are mostly made of water, the weed debris will not wash up on shore after they break up, they will simply disintegrate.

The rakes also expose the sand bottom of your lake from silt and muck. It makes about 3,000 rake passes per day. Once you’ve eliminated the weeds from one area, you can pick up the LAKEMAID® and move it to a different spot in your swim area and start the removal process there. Keep moving the LAKEMAID® until you’ve reached the desired results in your dock and swim area.  

Features:

The LAKEMAID® comes in two sizes, 24 and 36 foot units. It is easy to install, is remarkably lightweight, and can be done with just one person. It only takes about 15 minutes to install or to remove, making it easy to share or move to a different location.

24 foot unit

·         Covers 450 sq ft

·         Includes a 1 Horsepower pump

·         7 chain rakes

·         Finisher rakes (1, 6ft and 1, 3ft)

 

36 foot unit

·         Covers 1,010 sq ft

·         Includes a 1 HP pump

·         10 chain rakes

·         Finisher rakes (2, 6ft and 1, 3ft)

The LAKEMAID® can help you feel the sand beneath your feet in your dock and swim area in no time!

 

If you are interested in the LAKEMAID® lake rake system, please visit LakeRestoration.com, or call us at 877-428-8898 to speak to a Lake Expert. 

 

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