Have you ever wondered what happens to fish during the winter. Often times ponds and lakes freeze over, so what happens to the fish? Read more
You are in the park walking past a pond when you notice the fountain in the center of the water. You admire the water being thrown into the sky in an appealing shape. But, little did you know, that fountain wasn’t just there for looks. Surface fountains are one form of water aeration that prevents algae and unhealthy water. This oxygenation process comes in many forms, so does the shape of the fountain really matter?
There are many benefits to maintaining a clean pond or lake. The smells, algae, failing wildlife and green color can be a thing of the past. Aerating a body of water serves to clean, improve environment, grow healthier turf and is visually appealing.
Algae, the growing nuisance of bodies of water. Whether it’s a pond or lake, any sized water is at threat. Algae flourishes in water lacking oxygen. Aerating water maintains beneficial levels of dissolved oxygen, which eliminates excess nutrients through oxidation and aerobic digestion thus limiting the available “food source” for algae to consume.
A problem not often identified as a water quality issue is “Black Layer” or “Black Root Zone.” Irrigation using lake water with a high concentration of suspended matter will eventually cause a build up within the surface layer of greens and tees. Sediments can also be pulled into the irrigation system if suction lines are located too close to the lake bottom. Read more
It happens every summer. Warm weather brings about an algae bloom in your pond casing an ugly and sometimes stinky condition that is not at all attractive. Worse, if you are using your pond as an irrigation supply, is the clogging of filter, screens, and irrigation equipment. Read more
The IonGen System is a electronic clarifier for ponds and pondless water feature systems and is simple to install. Read more
When it comes to improving home values and allowing for a quick resale opportunity, most people look to the obvious: kitchen, bathrooms, updating color schemes, and even landscaping. But, have you ever thought about your pond? Read more
Over the years, landscape ponds have been constructed with a variety of materials. Some are made out of concrete, while others use pre-form shapes or exposed liner. One of the main reasons we advise the use of gravel is because it plays an all-important role by providing a natural habitat for beneficial microorganisms. It’s also a cost-effective way to cover the liner and enhance the ecosystem. Read more
We often hear in August: “How can I get rid of scum that is ruining the look of my pond and smells terrible?”To understand what you are facing you need to know about the natural processes at work. Once you understand what nature is doing then you can more easily manage your pond. Read more