Aurora Water Health

AquaScreen Benthic Barrier

Reduce deep sediment and weed growth with Aquascreen for more pleasant access to your waterway.  It is a cost effective way to keep a shoreline looking lovely, be it golf course ponds and water hazards, or in your own backyard.

Aquatic weeds not only impact the beauty of a landscape, but can have a negative impact on an aquatic ecosystem.  Cattails are infamous for being difficult to get rid of.  Other weeds such as pondweed, milfoil, Canada water weed (elodea) and wild celery (American eel-grass) can take over a pond.  Aquascreen can help with this.

Aquascreen is a benthic barrier that can be used to cover the sediment in shallow waters to stiffle weed growth by:

  • Preventing seeds from settling in the sediment
  • Compressing existing plants (they should be cut back before installing the Aquascreen)
  • Blocking U-V rays from encouraging the growth of aquatic plants

Aquatic plant growth is becoming problematic in waters that are increasingly nutrient rich as a result of human activities and where water quality is changing.  This bottom screen is environmentally friendly method of preventing weed growth.  It improves upon common techniques of placing home made screens such as canvas or window screens which were prone to failure.

The Aquascreen is simply tailored, literally, to the shape and size of your project.  The fabric can be cut with a pair of sharp scissors and sewn together in the required shape to fit around a dock or the contours of a shoreline. 

Install it during the construction of a pond or to existing water bodies.  It is recommended to secure the Aquascreen by driving 10-12" steel pins throug the 1/2" gromets that come with the roll of high tech fabric.  It can alternatively be anchored with patio stone, rocks or rebar inserted in PVC piping.

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