Whoops! Pond problem!

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While the rest of you are scooping snow off your pond, I am having a dust problem!

We bought a property behind us a few months back, it was over grown and full of weeds, so a few weeks back we have a backhoe come in to clear it. That was uneventful. Today we had a small machine come in to pick up all the rocks (no nice one, mostly old bits of cement). And that's where my problem is. There is a seriously THICK layer of DUST/DIRT all over the pond. Its windy today but its been very dry so the dust just blew over the pond. Its really bad.

Any suggestions? Will it just sink to the bottom at some point and I can scoop it out over time. Thoughts? Anyone else had this issue?
 
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Clay dust is good. Cement dust could be bad.
Check your PH level often.
Let us know the results.
 

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Won't cause any problem. Most people don't stop to realize that a certain amount of dust, pollen, etc. is always in the air to a greater of lesser degree. If you have a pond, some of this will settle into the water.
 

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We had horrendous dust storms in phoenix, they never really hurt the pond, made a mess of the pool, instant green, pond ignored them.
 
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Thanks guys. I didn't think it would be a disaster, it just looks horrid right now. The poor lily leaves were so bad I had to dip each of them under water. There's one section that the waterfall must push every thing to that area, it looks like a sludge mess. UGH! Anyways, nothing I can do about it now. The price you pay for doubling your backyard, creating space for a stream and another small pond (that will connect to the big pond).
 

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You will get past it and just will take time and work .It always seems to take longer than you want but in the end you will get the satisfaction of saying I got there :)
 
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Had half the sahara drop on Plymouth a while back Priscilla , I wouldnt worry it didnt harm our pond

Dave
 
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I had the same problem years ago when the builder was clearing lots to build houses .Thing is every fall he goes through and bush hogs all the empty lots and same thing happens every fall .This past fall he did not do the lots and gosh was I happy . I always keep tarps on hand and try to cover my pond for the major dust .Worst is then i have to hose off the whole house and every thing else .:mad:Best thing is look on the bright side now you have a bigger lot :);)Think all the nice things you can do with it .
 
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