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POND / LAKE SILT REMOVAL

Our pond silt removal services  cover not just Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire but the entire UK.

Without the correct equipment or machinery, removing silt from a large pond lake is a very difficult and extremely messy task indeed. Just the sheer volume of silt build up over the years can be quite a sight on its own, never mind trying to extract it from the water.

Overtime, if not dealt with, the silt build up can actually expel almost all water leaving just a muddy mess. Not only that, it can build up with too many nutrients feeding unwanted algal blooms, low oxygen levels and weed issues.

To remove silt efficiently, it would need to be removed by a powerful large solid handling pump or by an excavator. Problem with the pump and is that it can be difficult to get the pump into the silted area. The same with the excavator unless you were drain all the water first.

Silt Removal Attachments

Luckily our amphibious water craft machines have a silt pump and excavator or grip bucket attachment. So those hard to reach places are now an achievable task.

Silt Pump

The silt pump is equipped with a sediment grinder. This enables us to pump sludge and grind up any small matter without blocking. We can pump up to 500ft away and will work up to 2.4m deep with a flow rate of 60000 lp/h.

Silt can be pumped to a designated area on a field etc, or we can supply large silt bags.

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Excavator or Grip Bucket

The excavator or grip bucket attachments are great for when dealing with thick/heavy silt usually when there is little or no water.

However we can still use these attachments if the silt is deep down. This arm has a reach of 6m radius and 2.2m depth.

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Where does the silt go?

Silt can be moved in the following ways:

Local Pumping

Pumped out of the pond to a nearby area (within 500 feet) where it can drain and dry out.

Silt is extremely fertile with high nutrient content so it is a great food source for plants/grass lands etc.

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Silt / De-watering Bags

These bags are ideal if you are short on space for the silt to be pumped to. Laid onto a flat surface, these bags simply fill up, the silt stays behind and the water leaves the bags through its permeable membrane.

When the bag has de-watered, you are then left with dry, nutrient rich compost.

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Silt Fence or Screen

If space is low and pumping is not an option, we can install a silt fence within your pond.

Silt is excavated and placed behind this fence until it reaches the top. The fence is made out of an extremely strong, permeable membrane where the water will eventually drain out.

This area will be great for planting and also can provide a new bank where erosion has been a problem before.

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These machines are highly accurate and with its design it has a minimal foot print, so damage to banks and "soft" areas are completely minimised. They can get to any part of any waterbody where most diggers this would be an impossible task.

Our lake management services are ideal for:

- Golf Courses
- Fishing ponds & lakes
- Private lakes & ponds
- Resevoirs
- Leisure parks
& many more...

Contact us to arrange a visit to discuss your requirements. For first contact, if possible to send over a few pictures to start things off.

Get in touch

Simply Pondz LTD

16 Prince Avenue
Lancing
West Sussex
BN15 8NH

0800 689 1408 - Free phone 24/7
info@simplypondz.co.uk

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