Suction Harvesting

Control and Eliminate Unsightly Vegetation and Debris.

If invasive plants are growing like wildfire in and around your body of water, we’re here to help. Our experienced team can eradicate the spread of invasive vegetation and remove a variety of debris (leaves, sticks, timber, rocks, etc) so that you can fully enjoy your waterfront. While there are several commercially available methods for controlling aquatic weed growth, they often involve harsh chemicals and treatments that can actually kill good plants. Even worse, all of this dead organic matter goes to the bottom of the pond or lake, and over time can contribute to nutrient loading problems that can lead to worse issues. Pristine Waters provides premiere suction harvesting services and unlike other companies, have optimized a dual-pronged semi-mechanical and hand harvesting approach. In traditional hand harvesting applications, divers hand pull plants out of the bottom of a body of water and place them in bags to be carried by the diver. This is slow, inefficient, and expensive in most cases. It also does not guarantee that the diver has removed the entire root structure.
While our system also involves divers and hand harvesting, we feed the vegetation into a suction hose and transfer it to a bagging station on the surface. Additionally, we “vacuum” the pond or lake bottom where plants have been removed. This method ensures that we not only capture the bulk of the plant, but also any buried root structure and plant fragments. Other forms of mechanical harvesting often leaves plant fragments behind, which can and often do become the next round of plants. Our state-of-the-art suction harvesting system has consistently provided our clients with exceptional long-term results.

Benefits Of Pristine Waters

  • Our equipment is the most efficient in the industry.
  • Our methods are unique and eco-friendly.
  • We have the ability to scale our equipment quickly in order to tackle big jobs.
  • From 24′ pontoon boats to 12′ portable machines configured as suction harvesters, we have the right piece of equipment for every scenario.
We utilize best-in-class pumps, commercial grade surface air supplies, a variety of bagging systems which offer different advantages for unloading, as well as specific bag types to better contain different plant varieties.

Find out why we’re the best.

Put simply, we are better equipped to handle your project, no matter how big or small.