Bubble Curtain to prevent floating weeds & debris and to protect marine life

Bubbles are good physical barrier to prevent weed, debris and small marine creatures from entering protected sectors. Bubble curtains are also good sound attenuation systems to protect marine life.

Contact us for details at Canadianpond.ca !

Watch this video demonstrating of this application:

Bacterius pond water treatments products now available in Europe

Bacterius: reliable natural beneficial bacteria for ponds and lakes

The high quality water treatment products, Bacterius, are now finally available to purchase online at Chalet & Jardin boutique!   Bacterius is made of natural beneficial bacteria that keeps your pond healthy by digesting unwanted nutrients found in the water.  Once transformed, these nutrients are not available anymore to feed algae and invasive aquatic plants growth, ensuring clearer water in your bassins, water gardens, ponds and lakes.  Also works for waste water!  Contact us for details.

Just in time for Spring, Bacterius PS (pre-summer), Bacterius C (for carbon: dead leaves, fish waste, accumulated sediments and muck…) and Bacterius N (for nitrification) can be purchased online and delivered in Europe at Chalet &Jardin  Boutique.

Of course, Bacterius is also still available worldwide by contacting our head office in Canada.

450 243-0976 (or toll free in Canada and USA: 1 866-249-0976)

Bacterius at Chalet & Jardin boutique / Comintes

Impressive results for Indian lake restoration with Canadianpond.ca’s Bubble Tubing

This is the case study of the restoration of the hyper-eutrophic Pushkar lake in India, via CanadianPond.ca’s ¾” micro bubble tubing following the fish kill of September 2008.  This case study was provided by our client Randhawa Brosons Enterprises whose project it was.

Pushkar is a small town of about 14,000 people.  The total size of the Pushkar Lake is 4.5 hectares, and was about 2 meters in water depth until reaching the start of the 1 – 2 meters of benthic muck in 2008.

Pushkar Lake's fish kill of 2008

Pushkar Lake’s fish kill of 2008, before aeration

Pushkar Lake is one of the most sacred lakes of the Hindu Religion. Pushkar Lake finds mention on coins as early as the 4th century BC.

Being that Pushkar is one of the oldest currently inhabited cities in India, it is safe to reason that organic offerings have been made into the lake for thousands of years. Thus, the solution had to be engineered to deal with over a meter of organic benthic material that had accumulated over centuries, without stirring it.  If stirred it would have drastically reduced the already poor water quality.

To create a solution that would dramatically increase the Dissolved Oxygen while not churning the benthic material at the bottom of the lake, 600’ of CanadianPond’s ¾ inch micro bubble tubing was used as the main technology.

Pushkar Lake - After aeration (Jan. 2009)

Pushkar Lake – After aeration (Jan. 2009)

Post Aeration, we received no reports of the usual people falling ill after drinking the water or bathing in the lake. More so, the visibility of the water cleared up dramatically after a few months, to where one could see the sandy bottom; whereas, before aeration one could not see an inch into the water due to pollution and cyanobacteria. The local people, priest, pilgrims, and

tourist all enjoyed the newly aerated Pushkar Lake, as it did not smell of sewage, nor did it smell anaerobic digestion as clearly stated in the appreciation letters.

You will find in this amazing case study :

  • Full presentation of the project and history of Pushkar Lake
  • Parameters of the water quality before aeration
  • Description of solution and products
  • Before and after pictures
  • Test results reports
  • Appreciation letter from the government, the Municipality Customer and the Congress Party

To contact us at CanadianPond.ca: 1 866 249-0976 or 450 243-0976, info@canadianpond.ca

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50% off selected ponds and lakes items!

Starting today January 13 2014, we are offering 50% on selected items in inventory (while supplies last!).   Don’t waste time and give us a call to take advantage of great prices on:

  • 1094-businessFountains
  • Pumps
  • Connect-a-dock floating docks
  • Natural beneficial bacteria for ponds and lakes
  • Windmills
  • …and a whole lot more!

Visit our website at www.canadianpond.ca and remember that quantities are limited!

Orca whales and the power of social medias

Killer whales in Inukjuak

Members of the pod trying to keep the ice hole open
Photo credit: Andy Moorehouse

As I opened the most recent edition of McLeans magazine, in which there is a review of the year in pictures, I caught my breath as I saw a stunning double-page pictures of the pod of orca whales who found themselves trapped in ice last January in Inukjuak, Quebec.
It reminded me of how closely we were able to follow this story, practically minute by minute, over a short period of 24 hour, through our social media accounts.

Killer whales in Inukjuak

Photo credit: Andy Moorehouse

We saw firsthand the power of social media to bring people together, contribute support and ideas and share up to the minute updates on a situation that was close to their hearts, and ours!

Let’s recall what happened then…

January 9 2013– Afternoon

Aerial view of the trapped whales

Aerial view of the trapped whales
Photo credit: Eva Inukpuk

A post appears on our Facebook news feed stating that a small pod of orca whales seem trapped by ice sheets somewhere in Northern Quebec. As the evening went on, it quickly became evident that in their efforts to keep the hole from freezing over, the orcas whales were putting themselves in danger of exhaustion. The only breathing hole for the orca whales was the size of a large pick-up truck.

January 9 2013 – Early evening

Big Miracle movie poster

Big Miracle movie poster

Remembering a similar situation that occurred in Alaska in 1988 (on which the movie A Big Miracle was based, see poster), where grey whales trapped between ice sheets were rescued with the use of deicers. Being based in Quebec ourselves, the president of our company, Mario Paris of Canadianpond.ca, decided to directly contact the mayor of Inukjuak to offer him help in the form of water circulators, bubbler systems and staff. Petah Inukpuk kindly took note of the offer but had to meet with town officials before taking any decision as to the course of action.

January 9 2013 – Late evening

Following the meeting, it was decided that Andy Moorehouse from Air Inuit would coordinate the efforts. So we also offered our help to Andy. However the decision was made to wait a little longer to intervene as nature might just take its course. On the advice of the Elders based on traditional knowledge of wind and ice shifting patterns, it was their hope that shifting winds following the moon cycle might create a break in the ice allowing the whales to escape to freedom.

January 10 2013 – Morning

Amherst-Island Bubbler

Example of deicing canal with linear diffuser such as Bubble Tubing
Photo credit: Steve Manders

Anxiously awaiting news to find out if we should organize the shipment of our deicers and linear bubblers system, we kept our eyes on our social media accounts where we were stunned to see the outpouring messages of support and the fast sharing of any information in the form of pictures, videos and updates. At around 9:30 am the following day, Mayor Petah Inukpuk confirmed in a phone message that the whales had left the area and were on the move early in the morning. Instant relief for everybody was quickly followed by more worries as the whales’ troubles seemed to not be over. There was roughly 1000 km between the pod and open Atlantic water, and people were still concerned for their safety as the ice cover was shifting and growing.

January 10 2013 – Afternoon

An aerial survey from Inukjuak revealed no trace of the orca family that had been trapped in the ice with just one small breathing hole.

In the next few days, more aerial surveys were conducted and they confirmed the whales somehow managed to find their way to safety.

Facebook messageSuch situations where whales get trapped by ice may be more common than we think but this case received a lot of attention as it was so close to a village. It would be unrealistic to hope this won’t happen again, but if it does, our deicers and bubbler systems remain available. We’ll keep our eyes peeled and if you hear about it first… …just send us a Tweet, and we’ll be there!

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Want to know more?
Killer whales trapped in Quebec ice captured in haunting video by CTV News
Killer whales trapped as ice hole shrinks in Northern Quebec by CBC News
Big Miracle movie

3 Bubble Tubing™ International Distributors

Bubble Tubing™ linear aeration tubing now has distributors globally.

Our distributors offer our excellent Canadian made bubble tubing diffuser for waste water aeration, bubble curtains, lake aeration, river and canal restoration, sound wave attenuation, mixing and deicing.

1. Randhawa Brosons Enterprises is our distributor based in India doing wetland, lake and river restoration.

Pushkar Lake in 2008

Pushkar Lake in 2008

Canadianpond.ca has developed a long standing relationship with Randhawa Brosons Enterprises who, since 2008 has been our sole distributor of Bubble Tubing in India. They have worked tirelessly to improve surface waters in India, specializing in restoring India’s lakes, rivers, canals and sacred sites. Eliminating the need for expensive dredging in many lakes by using aeration to quickly and efficiently degrade decades of accumulated organic sediments, is the way to go in a country facing polluted waters like India. Convincing officials that aeration saves money, saves time, improves water quality, increases basin depth without harming lake bed morphology, and helps purify water, should be easy as the public and the politicians want India’s waters to be the best they can possibly be. Here are some examples of how aeration with Bubble Tubing has helped Indian waters:

  • Improving water clarity for bathing and drinking in a Buddhist temple where every day, the monks feed bread to the catfish . Aeration plays an important role in pathogen reduction.

    Pushkar Lake - After (in Jan. 2009)

    Pushkar Lake – After (in Jan. 2009)

  • Water clarity, increased visibility in many rivers and lakes after aeration. Currently there are several large bodies of water where water clarity has climbed from 0 to over a metre within one year of installing aeration systems using our Bubble Tubing technology:

    “This lake gets sewage from time to time, and only gets 8 hours of electricity a day. Regardless of those problems, it has gone from opaque to 44 inches of visibility. And we have not heard of any of the temple bathers getting sick after their “holy bath” and this only a few months after install.”

  • Aeration has reduced algae, coliforms, odour and increased water quality, allowing indigenous species to thrive in previously polluted waters (Lucknow project).
  • Rejuvenating some larger iconic lakes of India.  Randhawa Brosons Enterprises have proposed Bubble Tubing for dozens of projects, all awaiting proper approvals.  Not being deterred by the difficulties involved in improving the environment in India, our partners keep pushing ahead.

To read more on Randhawa Brosons Enterprises:
NEW!!! Pushkar, India – Case Study: Canadianpond micro bubble tubing in a hyper eutrophic setting
Pushkar appreciation letter from the Congress Party – In Hindi
‘Dr Lake’ breathes life into Lucknow’s dead Yamuna Lake from Hindustan Times
Manasi Ganga to be cleaned by aeration from Vrindavan Today

2. Diversified Pond Supplies is our distributor for Bubble Tubing™ in the United States.

Diversified Pond Supplies use the bubble tubing for:

  • Canal aeration, lake aeration and waste water aeration
  • Deicing marinas, barges, docks…

Watch Diversified Pond Supplies videos:
Joe Lochtefeld from Diversified Pond Supplies talk about Bubble Tubing™
Bubble Tubing is helping USA residents clean up lake!

3. Coastworks serving Scotland and the UK uses the bubble tubing to create bubble curtains on the sea floor.

Bubble curtains such as those used by Coastworks are an excellent way to:

  • Prevent marine life from entering underwater blasting sites;
  • To block jellyfish from nuclear power plant intake pipes;
  • To attenuate wave and blast effects;
  • To protect marine wildlife from the hazards of marine construction.

Watch Coastworks video: Coastworks designed and installed a “bubble curtain” around the cooling water intakes at Hunterston Power Station. The bubbles prevent jellyfish from being sucked into the intakes and blocking the filters by “blowing” them gently to the surface.

Canadianpond.ca is our home base and where we designed Bubble Tubing™. We supply our distributors and clients in industry, government, commercial and private clients. Contact us or our distributors for information on Bubble Tubing™.

Bubble Tubing™ is available in:

GSEE oxygen transfer test results for Bubble Tubing

GSEE oxygen transfer test results for Bubble Tubing

  • Weighted and non-weighted formats
  • Special cut or rolls of 100’, 200’, 300’ or custom length spools
  • I.D. : ½”, ¾”, 1 ¼”

GSEE Bubble Tubing™ oxygen transfer tests report’s conclusion (request your copy at info@canadianpond.ca):

“Overall, the results obtained for the CanadianPond.ca Products Ltd. aeration systems were uniformly excellent and produced some of the highest SOTE values GSEE, Inc. has observed.”

GSEE, Inc. Environmental Consultants, LaVergne, TN, Sept. 2011.

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Discover 5 New Applications for Bubble Tubing™

Undersea fine bubble wall

Jellyfish blocked from water intake pipes by Bubble tubing fine bubble curtain

In water, air bubbles reduce transmission of noise. A simple curtain of bubbles (a line of bubbles that rise to the surface from our weighted linear bubble tubing installed on the sea floor) in a marine application limits the propagation of sound waves and the effect of undersea blast shock that can harm marine life. Also known as Bubble Screen, Air Curtain, or Bubble Plume, the applications that require a bubble curtain are numerous:

In France, the École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées (ENSTA, Brittany) has developed Masters and PhD level projects around these issues using our Bubble Tubing™; see article Bubbles to dampen sound (available in French only) . However, this application for Bubble Tubing™ is still rather unknown here in Canada. Understanding more about wave and sound attenuation using bubble curtains would certainly make an interesting study for Canadian university students in the fields of marine biology, oceanography or environmental sciences.
Made in Canada since 2003 by Canadianpond.ca Products Ltd and primarily designed for aeration applications (see quotation below) and de-icing, bubble curtains made with Bubble Tubing™ have an enormous potential that warrants further research, toward the protection of the environment and marine life.

GSEE efficiency report on Bubble Tubing

GSEE efficiency report on Bubble Tubing

”Overall, the results obtained for the CanadianPond.ca Products Ltd. aeration systems were uniformly excellent and produced some of the highest SOTE values GSEE Inc. has observed.”
Gerald L.Shell GSEE Environmental Consultants, LaVergne,TN,Sept.2011

Bubble Tubing™ is available:

Bubble wall in ocean

Bubble wall

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Industrial deicing: At Canadianpond.ca we are serious about bubbler deicing!

Deicing technologies involve the physics of water and the blending of specific gravities in relation to water temperature (calories) and depth.  In the video below, the OctoAir-10 diffuser (with our proprietary Bubble Tubing embedded in the industrial grade, stainless steel, weighted base) is used to demonstrate an industrial deicing installation.  As the bubbles are released from the OctoAir-10 on the bottom of a lake, they help lift up the dense, heavier and warmer  water (usually 4 Celsius) to the surface, creating a constant vertical lift to the surface water.  This continuous current in effect pushes the colder water away, helps melt or weaken the ice cover and prevents new ice formation.  Once the energy of the current is released, the somewhat warmer and heavier 4 Celsius water sinks back on its own by gravity to the bottom in an endless deicing loop. The size of the hole being deiced is affected by: the quantity of calories in the water, the water depth and the ambient air temperature, as demonstrated in the video. Thawline deicer Imbedded in the OctoAir-10, is our proprietary bubble tubing (pictured below in blue). Bubble tubing can also be laid in a linear fashion (as along a mining wharf) in order to de-ice around or through structures, around boats or barges, submerged walls or wherever ice formation is undesirable. Bubble Tubing is available in 1 ¼”, ¾” and ½” I.D. In many installations, bubble tubing for deicing has saved thousands of dollars in operational costs and extended industrial operation period long into winter where it was not possible before. Thawline Bubbler:  Bubble Tubing (blue coil of tubing), torpedo airline delivery hose, 1/2HP compressor, mounting base, hardware.Dock structure de-icing Kasco De-icer_installationIf your deicing project requires an impeller technology, consider the Kasco de-icers that are currently on promotion, for 20% off while quantities last. Our team is ready to discuss your deicing project anytime. Contact us! info@canadianpond.ca 1 866 249 0976

Thawline Bubbler or Kasco Deicer? That is the question!

Fall is upon us, but we have delayed discussing and planning how to protect the new dock at the cottage from the ravages of winter ice.  I know we have choices of an impeller type system de-icer from Kasco, that can be suspended from the dock or a linear deicing bubbler like the Thawline system. I have contacted Canadianpond.ca, the company I trust most for advice on aeration, bacteria and now for deicing.Deicers at CanadianPond

If I go with a Kasco de-icer, we could suspend it from the end of the dock because it is fairly deep there, and it will keep a nice sized hole in the ice all around the structures we want protected. I like this option because installation will be easy, cost to run the unit is low and my neighbor has one and likes it.

Kasco deicer

Kasco deicer

But I have another choice with the Thawline deicer that uses Bubble Tubing. I really like this option because we can leave it in all year and it will help keep the muck down where we swim. The problem is the slope; it is very steep at our shoreline. I would rather install this when the water is warmer, that way I can make sure the tubing all goes in at the same depth. Thawline is also easy to install, it is affordable to purchase and operate.

Thawline deicer with bubble tubing

Thawline deicer with bubble tubing

Whichever I chose, I know Canadianpond.ca has the expertise, the stock and the service to help me make the best choice possible!

Canadianpond.ca contact infos

New video of our CanadianAir aeration system

CanadianAir Diffusion Aeration Systems are made exclusively by Canadianpond.ca Products.  Shown here is a turnkey operation for a waste water lagoon using proprietary diffusion system with Bubble TubingBubble tubing provides low cost, high efficiency aeration for waste water managers around the world.  Contact us for more information or to find the nearest dealer.  About.me/mario.paris (links toward all our social pages)

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