Watermeal Case Study

This series of photos shows a detailed progression of the removal of watermeal over the course of less than fourteen days. This pond, located on a one-acre farm in Fairfield County, Connecticut, became inundated with watermeal every year, and was completely covered when the System was first installed. The ProSkimmer System removed these weeds in less than 2 weeks, requiring only one movement of the System to a second part of the pond to complete the cleanup. These photos show the progression of the skimming process and final results, and demonstrate the large volumes of weeds collected as well as the speed of collection.

This is a very typical situation – weeds are removed in large quantities. As their thickness and density decline, weeds may either be dispersed into small clumps over the pond or pushed to one side, depending upon the prevailing wind. Skimming rates can be affected by wind, thunderstorms, currents and other natural phenomena.