A common cause of algal and aquatic weed blooms is a high nutrient level in the water body. Not only are these blooms ugly to look at, but they can negatively impact the function of the pond as well by depleting available oxygen levels. A floating wetland panel alleviates this problem by using plants to compete for nutrients with unwanted plant life such as algae and weeds. The floating panel structure also provides surface area for nitrifying bacteria to colonise and contribute to the nitrogen cycle. The panels contain a special filler material that promotes healthy root mass growth and encourages a thriving eco system.