If you have a significant amount of acreage and looking for larger options that traditional pond installation, chances are that you are in the market for an earthen pond. Small earthen pond installations are generally 150×250 feet, with larger installations occupying a three-quarters of an acre up to three acres.
The Decker’s earthen pond works well in many rural settings and suits both wildlife and recreation. Earthen ponds can be used to house game fish or operate as conservation refuges, providing a habitat for waterbirds and other wildlife. Larger earth ponds can accommodate swimming and even small watercraft.
Earthen pond installation involves excavating a natural hole in the soil and not lining it with any man-made products. With ponds this size, filtration systems such as bay areas, bog areas and natural waterfalls are an option. Most earthen pond owners choose a regular maintenance schedule of adding beneficial bacteria to help keep sludge and muck levels down.
In addition, Decker’s also recommends adding oxygen to earth ponds to keep sediment at bay and prevent algae growth. Oxygen equipment in the form of aeration systems are recommended to keep the water condition optimal. Adding bottom aeration to a natural pond coupled with beneficial bacterial will help keep nutrient level and muck at bay.
Earthen ponds are large water installations which require comparable budgets. However, once the initial investment is made, they are generally self-sufficient, requiring a reasonably light maintenance schedule as long as beneficial bacteria is added properly.
Like all Decker’s products and services, you are covered by our 12-month performance guarantee as well as manufacturers warranty on any of the products we sell.