Different provinces and different lakes have different regulations for the installation and use of the WeedRoller.
The legal use of the WeedRoller may vary from lake to lake. Additional restrictions may sometimes exist within municipalities, counties, or within private lake associations. A permit may be required. Please check with appropriate authorities regarding applicable requirements.
The patented WeedRoller is the only device of its kind utilizing the concept of surface activity to control a defined area free of weeds and light sediments.
This web site contains helpful information regarding the responsible and legal use of the WeedRoller in your area. In many cases, the enclosed information may have since been changed due to changing regulations. Also, additional restrictions may apply that are not represented by this web site. These may include restrictions because of federally owned or regulated lands, county or city authorities, lake associations or private access lakes. Please check into any new or additional concerns that may apply to your individual application.
The WeedRoller is Environmentally Friendly:
The WeedRoller is of course, chemical free. Seasonal use of the WeedRoller will eliminate the need for adding toxic weed control chemicals that are harmful to lake life and water quality.
The WeedRoller has been known to provide great spawning areas for most types of fish. It also can provide the perfect “attack” zone for fish. This is the “weed line” where large fish hide waiting for the smaller fish to appear in the open. This attack zone is a great area for fishing.
The WeedRoller is Safe:
The WeedRoller works automatically when the waterfront is not in use. Low voltage D.C. electrical power provides an added measure of safety when wiring is run along the dock. WeedRoller should not be operated during swimming or other waterfront activities.
Refer to the WeedRoller operator’s manual for additional information regarding the use of the WeedRoller.
Tell your Neighbors.
Most neighboring property owners will be very curious about your WeedRoller. If you show them the product, and explain how it works, they will appreciate it and know that it carries no long term negative effects for them. In fact, the improved swimming area has in many instances improved property values.
The WeedRoller will stir up environments where accumulations of light sediment or “muck” exist. These sediments will move with whatever natural water currents exist. This may in some cases “cloud” up the water for your neighbors. They need to know that this will occur only until the light materials have moved out of the WeedRoller area. Also, tests show that the greatest volume of sediment does not move very far from the WeedRoller operating area. The relocated sediment may be measurably deeper within 10 feet of the operating arc, but not much beyond. In most cases, this has not produced ill affect for adjoining property. Typically, normal wind and wave action will quickly have the whole area looking as if nothing has changed.
Gather Uprooted Weeds
During the initial phase (usually 3 days or less) of operation of the WeedRoller, existing weeds and vegetation will become dislodged and float to the surface. Many weeds can float away and re-root somewhere else. During this initial operating period, it is important to gather these floating weed segments and safely dispose of them. You don’t want to contribute to someone else’s weed problem. Many Departments of Natural Resources require clean up of weeds, no matter what type of weed removal method is used.
With regular WeedRoller use, weeds are prevented from regenerating in the operating area. Therefore, after the initial phase, the WeedRoller is a weed preventative. Gathering and potential spreading of weeds is generally not an issue after this initial phase.
Be Aware of Fish Spawning
Many types of fish prefer to spawn in weed free and shallow areas. The clear sandy bottom created by the WeedRoller is often ideal, and many fish will be attracted to this area for spawning. The WeedRoller can be a great compliment to increasing the fish population if it is not operated during the critical spawning period. Please identify these critical times by contacting your DNR or fisheries specialist, and refrain from WeedRoller operation during this time.