LAKE BOTTOM BLANKET:
Our approach is different: We know that every property owner has different needs and wants so with LBB you have options. Sizes that fit your needs and weighting systems that are personalize to your project.
Best Method: We recommend that you buy our standard 40′ LBB. You then purchase the required rebar weights locally and save real money. (Cost is usually $8 – $12 per 10′ piece) Proceeding this way the cost breaks down as follows:
10 3/4 ‘ X 40′ ($275.95) + shipping (variable) + locally procured 3/8″ rebar ($72.00) = $347.95 for 430 sq feet That’s only $0.81 / sq foot and weighs 41 Lbs with 3/8″ rebar weights installed. Here is what that number means, if you purchased the same size blanket from the lowest cost competitor it would cost you $150.00 more than the Lake Bottom Blanket. Over 50% savings to the lowest cost competitor.
It is supplied with everything one would need to deploy including handles, deployment lines, and caution buoy.
The rebar can be purchased at any building or masonry supply store. Do a quick search on the web in your area and you will find them. I’m not talking about the Home Depots and Lowes of the world, not to say they will not have it, but you will make out better at a local supply store. Costs vary, I have found here in NJ that one can get 20’ lengths of 3/8″ rebar for around $6.00 and they will cut it for $1.00 each. So on average the cost is about $3.50 per 10 foot long piece of 3/8″ rebar; a 40’ long Blanket takes 9 lengths of rebar for a total cost of $31.50 plus sales tax.
OPTIONS: You also have options with the Lake Bottom Blanket, because you can choose your weights depending on your application. You can have 1/2″ rebar installed in the end tubes for extra weight in active water situations. You can also fill the weight tubes with sand, which allows for use in areas that need flexibility (i.e. irrigation ditches). You can have the blanket installed white side up so it can be seen or black side up so that it is not readily visible.
Lake Bottom Blankets
Lake bottom blankets are a great way to control aquatic weeds and improve the water quality in your lake. They work by blocking sunlight from reaching the bottom of the lake, which prevents weeds from growing. Lake bottom blankets are also effective at reducing algae blooms and improving water clarity.
In addition to their environmental benefits, lake bottom blankets can also improve the recreational value of your lake. They create a more comfortable swimming area by reducing the amount of weeds and algae in the water. Lake bottom blankets can also help to prevent erosion and keep your lake bottom clean.
If you are looking for a way to improve the water quality and recreational value of your lake, a lake bottom blanket is a great option. They are easy to install and maintain, and they offer a variety of benefits.
Benefits of Using a Lake Bottom Blanket
- Reduces aquatic weed growth: Lake bottom blankets block sunlight from reaching the bottom of the lake, which prevents weeds from growing. This can improve water clarity and make your lake more enjoyable for swimming, fishing, and boating.
- Reduces algae blooms: Algae blooms can be unsightly and harmful to fish and other aquatic life. Lake bottom blankets can help to reduce algae blooms by blocking sunlight and preventing the growth of algae.
- Improves water clarity: Lake bottom blankets can help to improve water clarity by reducing the amount of sediment and algae in the water. This can make your lake more enjoyable for swimming, fishing, and boating.
- Creates a more comfortable swimming area: Lake bottom blankets can help to create a more comfortable swimming area by reducing the amount of weeds and algae in the water. This can make swimming more enjoyable and reduce the risk of cuts and scrapes.
- Prevents erosion: Lake bottom blankets can help to prevent erosion by reducing the amount of wave action on the bottom of the lake. This can protect the shoreline and keep your lake bottom clean.
- Easy to install and maintain: Lake bottom blankets are easy to install and maintain. They can be installed in a few hours, and they do not require any special skills or tools. Lake bottom blankets are also relatively inexpensive, making them a cost-effective way to improve the water quality and recreational value of your lake.
How to Choose the Right Lake Bottom Blanket
When choosing a lake bottom blanket, there are a few factors to consider:
- The size of your lake: Lake bottom blankets are available in a variety of sizes. Make sure to choose a blanket that is large enough to cover the area of your lake that you want to treat.
- The depth of your lake: Lake bottom blankets are also available in a variety of depths. Make sure to choose a blanket that is deep enough to cover the bottom of your lake.
- The type of material: Lake bottom blankets are made from a variety of materials. Some materials are more durable than others. Choose a material that is appropriate for your lake and the conditions you expect it to face.
- The price: Lake bottom blankets range in price. Choose a blanket that fits your budget.
Installing a Lake Bottom Blanket
Installing a lake bottom blanket is a relatively easy process. Here are the basic steps:
- Choose a location for your blanket. The location should be free of debris and weeds.
- Mark the outline of your blanket on the ground.
- Dig a trench around the outline of your blanket. The trench should be deep enough to accommodate the thickness of your blanket.
- Place the blanket in the trench.
- Fill in the trench around the blanket.
Maintaining a Lake Bottom Blanket
Lake bottom blankets require minimal maintenance. Here are a few tips for keeping your blanket in good condition:
- Inspect your blanket regularly for damage. If you find any damage, repair it immediately.
- Clean your blanket regularly. You can clean your blanket with a hose or a pressure washer.
- Store your blanket properly when you are not using it. Store your blanket in a dry place.
By following these tips, you can keep your lake bottom blanket in good condition for many years.