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BANGKOK 22 March 2019 21:15
sweatalot

weeds and reed in a pool - how to get rid of it

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we've got a klong ( ca. 10 X 6 m) close to our house. It is full of weeds and reed.

We would like to have a nice pool (no plan to swim, the dogs probably will, as they do now)

 

The Thai neigbours and family recommend poison.

 

I don't have a better idea, too, so probably will use posion.

Every idea which one can be used? It should be effective and safe and disappear soon. 

Any idea for another way?

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6 minutes ago, CLW said:

What do you mean by pool? It sounds more like a pond. Klong is the Thai word for canal AFAIK.
What is the later purpose of the pond?

Without knowing the details, excavation is the better alternative in my opinion.

yes, pond would be the better word. Now  it is just a ditch half full of water. we had a backhoe there a few years ago to make it deeper - the weeds disappeared for some time -but now they are all back.  We don't want the backhoe again

the last time they removed more than 100 trucks (I guess about 5 tons each) full of soil. 

The purpose for the pond now is to look nice in front of our new built house close to it. Probably some fish in it and may be some  nice plants.

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17 minutes ago, 55Jay said:

A few of the brothers spent a couple of days in my cheap, plastic boat cleaning all that stuff out.  You could probably hire a couple guys to do it for you ...

If it's not too far gone this could be the solution.

 

Whatever happens you will need to maintain it regularly, taking out any plants you don't want.

 

EDIT If you have space geese look nice and can help keep the growth down. They also lay delicious eggs (make sure you get a pair not just two). Ah, and they make great assistants for your guard dogs.

 

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2 minutes ago, sweatalot said:

that's the way it looked 5 years ago. much more vegetation now

Looks good, all you have to do is get it back like that and don't let it get away from you again ?

 

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32 minutes ago, Crossy said:

Once you have a dead pond, no plants, no fish what do you intended doing? And you probably want to keep the dogs out of it too.

that's the point of my question - I wonder if the poison will deteriorate after some time so that the pond will not remain dead. Our Thai neighbours claim the poison will go away after one week. Brother in law made his fish pool deeper used poison and grew fish in the pool. Vegetation did not come back

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1 minute ago, Crossy said:

Looks good, all you have to do is get it back like that and don't let it get away from you again ?

 

but you can hardly see the water anymore because of the plants

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24 minutes ago, sweatalot said:

about the backhoe. I am searching if I can find a pic how it looks now

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Looks like a really nice spot!  ?

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