Floating Ballast Balls: An Innovative New Floating Cover Solution for Any Pond, Lagoon or Tank

IEC is thrilled to introduce Ballast Balls – an innovative floating cover system.  Each plastic ball is partially filled with potable water to serve as ballast against wind.

These floating balls are made from the highest quality resins and designed to be UV-resistant and durable in all weather conditions.

Pond Balls cover over 91% of the surface, forming a barrier that reduces evaporation, energy consumption, odors, algae growth and deters wildlife.  This simple and effective cover has many benefits and advantages including:

  • Reducing emissions of toxic gases and odors
  • Reducing Evaporation
  • Reducing algae growth
  • Reducing evaporation
  • Reducing exposed water to deter birds and wildlife
  • Reducing heat loss
  • Compatible for extreme weather conditions and snow, rain and wind
  • Maintenance free simple to install
  • Enables easy access for installation and operation of aeration diffusers, pumps and surface mixing equipment
  • Easily conforms to complex piping and obstructions inside tanks or reservoirs

Applications of Ballast Balls Across Industries

IEC’s Pond Ball floating cover offers benefits to wide of industries.  Here are just a few ways that Pond Balls have been used:

  • Mining:
    Gold, Silver and Copper mines use floating ballast balls to deter wildlife away from process water ponds and reduce evaporation.
  • Industrial:
    When used in industrial applications, the barrier balls can significantly reduce chemical demand while limiting emission of toxic compounds. f
  • Agricultural:
    Ballast Balls can be used in water storage tanks and irrigation basins to eliminate algae growth and evaporation. 
  • Human and Wildlife Protection:
    Airports use the Ballast Balls to deter birds from glycol and storm-water basins to reduce bird strike, improving safety and reducing liability.

Ballast Balls are an ideal solution for tanks with multiple obstructions and complex piping.

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At IEC, we are always interested in learning more about your needs and unique requirements. To learn more about our products and services or to request additional information, contact us today! 952.829.0731

Ballast Ball Gallery

Click on a photo below to see how our innovative Pond Balls have been used across industries!

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