AquaScreen is the best available benthic barrier material available today for meeting your bottom barrier needs. Aquatic Biotechnologies, Inc. is proud to be a retailer of AquaScreen.
The installation of AquaScreen bottom barrier provides waterfront property owners the positive, long-term control of unwanted weeds which interfere with their use and enjoyment of the water. AquaScreen works by preventing aquatic plants with roots from getting sunlight, thus significantly hindering growth. After positive control has been achieved at one location, the AquaScreen can be relocated to another location to control the weeds at the new location. Minimal maintenance is required to keep your AquaScreen in top condition.
AquaScreen can be installed by homeowners in shallow waters without special equipment. SCUBA diving gear is required in deeper water installations. Underwater securing devices are required to keep the barrier from shifting underwater. Detailed installation instructions and support will be provided to purchasers of AquaScreen from Aquatic Weed Control. AquaScreen is denser than water, making it sink and preventing it from floating out of position. In addition, the barrier has excellent "breathing" capabilities which allow gases from decomposing biomass to pass through the barrier and escape to the surface. Other products used for bottom barriers to not have the same gas passing characteristics as AquaScreen. AquaScreen is durable and tear-resistant. AquaScreen material can last up to seven years if maintained property and installed securely.
While some companies sell Geotextile products as an inexpensive substitute, they are not very gas permeable unless mentioned. They create a complete different sediment environment, from oxygenated to anoxic, killing all the benthic food web. Only one Geotextile is known to allow gas to escape. However, it is a needle punched Geotextile and holes are so small that they tend to block up within the first 3 weeks. This traps gas under the barrier and thereby pulling the material up to the surface. This is called a bottom barrier and is not allowed in many parts of the U.S. Aquascreen is a bottom semi-barrier and is not a fabric. It does not change the state of the benthic environment.
AquaScreen comes in rolls seven feet wide and 100 feet long. The rolls weigh about 34 pounds and can easily be shipped to customers with minimal cost. Other materials come on rolls 15 feet wide, are 360 feet long, and weigh over 250 pounds, making them impractical for simple homeowner installations. In addition, sand bags are needed to keep the barrier underwater, as the other materials float!
For more information about AquaScreen availability, related supplies, installation, and pricing, call or email us at Clear Pond Products. We would be happy to assist you in evaluating how AquaScreen will fit your specific needs.
Cost = $425.00 per roll. 7' X 100', 35 lbs., UV-Resistant.