Baker’s gets the chalk treatment again

Help from the Environment Agency has part funded the first stage of another treatment of Siltex at Baker’s pond in reecent weeks. The final stage will be carried out in the spring.


Siltex is a very fine powdered, porous Calcium Carbonate, which acts to recycle organic material in the silt stimulating the aquatic food chain and increasing depth as a result.

Initial trials with Siltex carried out over a year ago certainly appear to have improved Baker’s as witnessed by all mannner of items floating up from the bottom, less incidence of ammonia bubbles, a marked improvement in the size and quality of bottom feeding fish such as bream, not to mention significant improvements to the depth of the pond particularly at the far end where silt concentrations were highest.