Environmentally safe pond cleaning.

Got muck or algae that’s starting to kill your pond and make it ugly? MuckSuckers has the perfect, environmentally-friendly solution.

We will suck up the muck and restore your pond to its natural, pristine condition.

Sediment removal that works.

Muck creates a deteriorating cycle in a pond. Sediment collects at the bottom of a pond leads to degradation  of the pond’s ecosystem.

Harmful bacteria can grow out of control until they literally suffocate the pond, possibly eventually even leading to a fishkill.

The pond maintenance solution!

MuckSuckers pumps the sediment out of your pond, removing those toxic gases and harmful nutrients. Your pond is left to its natural beauty!

For a beautiful, natural, healthy pond.

  • No mechanical dredging.
  • No damaging pond liners.
  • No chemicals and no upsetting the ecosystem.

A healthy pond. At an affordable cost.

Commercial & Industrial

Maintenance and cleaning of retention and detention ponds, fire ponds, pump houses and other commercial and industrial reservoirs.

Residential

Environmentally friendly cleaning of residential ponds. For a beautiful, natural, healthy backyard pond.

Suck the Muck

Our extremely effective method of removing muck from your pond means you don’t have to drain it. We use pond water to our advantage, hydraulically removing muck from the bowl.

Reduce Costly Hauling

MuckSuckers can pump organic sediment to an inconspicuous location using our geotextile tubes. This greatly reduces costly hauling charges.

A Healthy Pond

Once your pond’s bowl areas are cleaned to their original bottom, the water quality and clarity is enhanced, giving your pond a fresh new start.

We remove sediment/muck from:

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Private Ponds

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Commercial Ponds

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Fire Ponds

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Public Ponds

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Lakes

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Harbors

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Marinas

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Channels

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Pump Houses

Before MuckSuckers…

Before Pond

After MuckSuckers…

After Pond

Call us today! 1-877-772-MUCK (6825)

Or click here to email us!

Blog Posts

The Story Of Old Moe, The Biggest Catfish In Ohio

The Story of Old Moe as told by Ron Becker “There I was” That’s how all good stories should be started. This story starts out approximately 20 years ago when we built our family pond.  We did everything in the construction of our pond to make it the best possible pond for fishing that we could.  This included a wind powered aeration windmill from Becker Windmills.  We also put structures in the pond to improve fish habitat.  This included an old truck that the fish could go in, under, and around, right next to the air diffuser from the windmill. Now about Old Moe, Old Moe is probably the biggest catfish in the state of Ohio.  A few people have hooked Old Moe, but no one has ever landed him.  Once in awhile people will see him and their jaws just drop open in amazement. So one evening my son K.C. and I were fishing and we were catching a few when all of a sudden I got a strike and when I set the hook it felt like I had a hold of a huge log.  Then it started to move and I knew it had to be Old Moe. No other fish could feel that big.  I continued to wage war with him for probably a half hour or so when he started to surface slowly.  The huge fish slowly came into view and kind of rolled up on his side like he was just flat tuckered out and I thought that the war was won. As I was bending over to try to hoist him out...

Pond cleaning at Chase Bank

MuckSuckers was tasked with cleaning sediment from the Chase Bank Coporate Office building pond in Columbus Ohio. This 1/3 acre pond was surrounded on three sides by office buildings and the fourth side by beautiful landscaping. Employees of Chase enjoy this courtyard pond and the garden’s walking path. With years of organic sediment buildup, it was becoming increasingly difficult to keep the pond aesthetically pleasing.   MuckSuckers removed the sediment from the bottom of the pond, without damaging the landscaping or ecosystem. Now Chase can enjoy their clean, revitalized pond for years to come!          ...

Lake Erie Boat Dock Cleaning

MuckSuckers kicked off the Dive Season at Point Retreat in Sandusky, Ohio in April. We pumped out 2-3 feet of sediment from around boat docks. The water temperature was 47 degrees!...

The best (and environmentally friendly) way to dredge a pond

The conventional way of dredging a pond is a very messy task. This usually involves first draining the pond, then allowing time for the sediment to dry. All wildlife is either killed off or relocated during this aspect of the operation. Heavy equipment is then used to scrape the bottom of the pond. Dump trucks then haul away the sloppy sludge material. This process not only destroys the pond’s wildlife but also the entire landscape around the pond.   After the conventional dredging is done, all banks will then need to be restored, trees and grass or other landscaping and will need to be replaced or reseeded. In many cases conventional dredging will not work. Sometimes ponds are “spring fed” and never dry out completely. Other ponds are completely surrounded by houses, trees, power lines, etc, leaving pond owners no option to use heavy equipment. Another option to pond dredging is the Sediment Removal Solutions of Ohio approach. SRS uses scuba divers and high-volume suction pumps to suction the sediment out without the harmful repercussions of conventional dredging. The sediment is simply pumped to another location, either allowed to be absorbed into the surrounding landscape or contained within a geotextile container. This container passively filters out the water allowing the sediment to completely dry. This material can be hauled away usually at a fraction of the cost of hauling wet material. The SRS of Ohio approach to restoring ponds is environmentally friendly, far less invasive, and leaves little to no ecological footprint behind unlike commercial dredging. It’s a great alternative to traditional dredging techniques.    Contact us today with...

How to dredge – but not destroy – a pond

Dredging a pond is a damaging process. All water and all wildlife must be removed before the heavy equipment is brought in – and heavy equipment means felled trees and tattered shorelines. Essentially, dredging is like saying goodbye to (or at best relocating) your wildlife, and then rebuilding the landscape after all the trucks have left the site. Surely, it’s a last-gasp choice to clean or save a pond. Surely, there’s a better way. There is. Sediment Removal Solutions of Ohio (SRS) employs scuba divers to avoid the wear and tear of conventional dredging. The divers use high volume suction pumps to remove the sediment from the bottom of the pond. The sediment is sent to another location, where it can be contained in a geotextile container, or simply absorbed into the land. (A geotextile container will allow the water to slowly drain away, so that the remaining sediment can be hauled away as a much lighter, and much more inexpensive load.) With this system, no wildlife needs to be relocated. It leaves the surrounding environment virtually unscathed. The results are fantastic, too: with proper upkeep, a cleaning of this sort should last from 15-20 years.   Here are some added benefits, from the main SRS website: The restoration of the natural bottom without disturbing existing aquatic life in your pond. Cleaner water and a healthier ecosystem without damage to the existing landscape. A dramatic reduction of weed and algae problems. An expanded living space for your fish at a cost up to 75% less than dredging. A reduction in toxic gases and nutrients.    The cost of this...

Pond stratification, or how a sick pond can become healthy

Without proper aeration, pond water can become stratified, creating a “sick”, unhealthy pond. Think of a pond in layers. Warm water is less dense, therefore it will sit on top of colder, denser, deeper water. This stratification of water into layers is more common and pronounced in the summer when surface temperatures are greater. The warm, top layer is called the epilimnion. Then there’s the middle layer called the metalimnion. This is also referred to as a “thermocline“. The thermocline is the transition layer between the warmer surface layer and the colder deep water layer. The cold, bottom layer is the hypolimnion. As summer wears on, oxygen in the lower hypolimnion layer is depleted by organisms there. As oxygen is depleted, fish and other aerobic organisms move to the other layers, go dormant or die off. Introducing aeration to a pond changes everything. A bottom aeration system creates a vertical current. Bottom aeration uses the rising force of millions of small bubbles to turn the pond water over. This allows all levels of the pond to carry dissolved oxygen.   The water on the bottom level moves up throughout the pond. This eliminates the thermal stratification or separation of water layers. Oxygen levels increase throughout the pond which expands the living space and promotes the natural breakdown of organic material at the bottom of the pond. We can consult with you on proper aeration and other solutions for your pond. Contact us today with any questions you have! Call us (1-877-772-MUCK) or email...