New Technique…The Pond at Adams NHP

The beautiful pond at Adams.

The beautiful pond at Adams.

The motor used to pump the water from a near by river into the pond.

The motor used to pump the water from a near by river into the pond.

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The pond at Adams National Historical Park looks beautiful thanks to Bob Mackenzie who works extremely hard to maintain its beauty. Last week Reika and I had the opportunity to see how the whole process works to keep the pond clean and clear for everyone to enjoy. We had many equipment to set up the process. The equipment included a motor, gasoline, multiple hoses, a rake, algaecide, and dye. First, one of the hose was attached to the motor and we displayed that hose into the river nearby. Then, we attached about four hoses to the other end of the motor and it went all the way to the pond. After that, gasoline was added to the motor and we added water to start the motor to get the water pumping from the river into the pond. This process takes a while to pump the water into the pond. While that was happening, Bob wore his safety uniform to go into the pond and raked out all the algae that was in the pond. Sometime later, Bob added some algaecide, which is a chemical that kills the algae that has overtaken the pond. Later, he removed the rest of the dead algae and the pond started to look clear. Then at the end, black dye was added to the pond and the motor mixed the dye as well as possible. Now, the pond looked clear and it gained its aesthetic appeal again. Finally, the pond was ready for the Fourth of July event at Adams NHP.

One response to “New Technique…The Pond at Adams NHP

  1. Wow! Interesting stuff. I never knew there was so much involved in the care of a pond. Thanks for all of your hard work in helping to make these places healthy and beautiful places to visit!

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