RM of Rhineland | Sunset Beach at Plum Coulee | Community Swim Pond & Beach

Randy Braun is a Public Works Foreman in the town of Plum Coulee, Manitoba, which hosts a beautiful pond in the town’s centre. The pond, referred to as Sunset Beach, is Plum Coulee’s major attraction in the summer months with its beautifully landscaped beach. Town residents are very proud of their beach and take great pride in making it widely available to people in the surrounding communities.

“It wasn’t always the case,” said Randy. “Our pond and beach weren’t always as nice as it is today. Going back to the summer of 2014 and a few years before, we had several people complain about algae and the muck along the shoreline. You know, the kind of nasty algae that turns your swimming suit green when you come out of the water.”

In the early stages of trying to fix the problem, Randy tried several different solutions, including a plan to aerate the pond using a single hose and manifold as well as a combination of pond dye and copper bluestone. His efforts helped a little, but not enough to avoid the complaints.

In late summer 2014, Randy asked Clean Water Pro to assess the pond and make a recommendation. We made an assessment that led to a recommendation of a six-plate aeration system, pond dye, and a bacterial treatment plan. Since implementing our recommendation in early 2015, Randy doesn’t recall any complaints about algae growth in the water. Moreover, Randy says pond sediment, referred to as muck, is also down considerably.

Needless to say, Randy is very happy with our services and outcomes.

“I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Clean Water Pro’s services to other people in need of a better place to swim.”

- Randy Braun

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