Floating solutions for unsightly ornamental ponds

8 August 2014

Not a thing of beauty and not an environment that aquatic animals can easily live in.

Not a thing of beauty and not an environment that aquatic animals can easily live in.

There is no earthly reason why your ornamental pond or dam should not look marvellous.  Who wants a dam that looks like the one above?  Muddy, murky, very little life (even the poor turtle was struggling) and with (and I use term generously) “an island”.  It is very difficult to create a stabilised, healthy and beautiful waterbody in an artificial environment unless biomimicking structures such as floating islands are employed.  But, with not too much effort, the effect below can be easily created!

This pond has been augmented with a Floating Island jetty and island modules.

This pond has been augmented with a Floating Island jetty and island modules, creating ecosystem services and habitat not possible to easily achieve by other means.

How Floating Islands work
How Floating Islands work – wetland functions independent of water depth!

 

Some of the Many Advantages of Floating Islands:

  • No additional space required – can be retrofitted into existing ponds or lakes
  • True bio-mimicking technology
  • Creates massive surface area for biofilm attachment, impossible to achieve by other means
  • Independent of water level, full wetland functionality achieved at all times
  • Effective in sequestrating trace metals and endocrine disruptors such as bisphenols
  • May enhance control of disease vectors

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