Understanding Your Ponds and Lakes

Ponds and lakes are very dynamic ecosystems. Overall pond and lake health is dictated by a number of factors including physical attributes, geographical location, incoming water source and the local environment. Obviously, many of these factors cannot be altered in any way, but there are things that can be done to ensure a healthy ecosystem.

ponds and lakes Eutrophication

Eutrophication is a naturally occurring process in ponds and lakes. Taking a proactive approach to lake management will ensure the health and beauty of your pond or lake for years to come. Read More.

 

 

 

StratificationStratification

Ponds and lakes experience a phenomenon known as stratification where different layers of water are created due to differences in water density. Read More.

 

 

 

Aeration SystemsAeration Technology

Degraded or Eutrophic ponds and lakes can be characterized by low levels of dissolved oxygen and highly stratified water; where warm, oxygen-rich water is suspended above cool, oxygen-depleted bottom water. Read More.

 

 

 

Aeration Comparison ChartAeration Comparison Chart

Compare the aeration systems and choose the right system for your pond or lake. Read More.

 

 

 

 

Beneficial MicrobesMicrobe Technology

Lake and pond environments are highly dynamic ecosystems that rely on natural processes to maintain natural order. Under normal conditions, proper water quality is achieved through the activity of naturally occurring microorganisms, most importantly beneficial microbes. Read More.

 

 

 

ChemicalsUnderstanding Chemicals

The use of chemical additives has been very common in the lake management industry for many years. Chemical herbicides and algaecides are very effective at treating nuisance algae and aquatic plants, but they have no positive effect on water quality. By treating only the symptoms and not the cause of the problem, they provide no real solution. Read More.