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The 6 Values of Water Quality Modeling

The problem cannot be solved by water quality modeling, but the solution(s) will become evident or supportable because of modeling. There are many reasons why water quality models are applied in lake management, but in general, they can be broken down into six categories of value where management questions can be answered: 1. Analyze historical... Read More
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Proactive HAB Management Starts with a Nutrient Budget

The frequency, duration, and intensity of harmful algal blooms are increasing year to year as lakes age, watersheds are developed, and climates warm. This brings great socio-economic losses and the need for better management strategies that focus on root causes (i.e., nutrients) rather than often expensive reactive management strategies. Phosphorus (P) and nitrogen (N) are... Read More
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Bubble Curtains and Aeration Together

Many of the problems experienced in canals and marinas can be attributed to the reduced water flow in and out of these systems from the main water body. Once materials make their way in, they have difficulty getting out. Floating algae, sea grasses, dead fish and other debris take over canals and marinas. These issues... Read More
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Aeration Installation in France

The Fish Says it All! An aeration installation in France by Terre Appro certainly helped bring about great results for his client in ZA de Chatenay. Just look at the size of that boil! If you want water this healthy contact in France, Cee and North Africa, contact Franck to get the help you need.... Read More
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Heartland Church Fountain Installation

This beautiful Vertex 20hp TriGeyser fountain installation was done by by Ponds RX. The property at a property that is currently under construction. This work in process as Heartland Church realizes their dream of building a new modern campus in Fishers, IN. While many organizations might have waited until the building was completed, Heartland Church... Read More
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4 Steps to Better Water Quality Management

There is no one size fits all approach to pond, lake, reservoir, canal or marina restoration. Many waterbodies require a combination of tactics to bring about the desired results both short and long-term. Knowing what restoration tools are going to be best suited to meet the objectives requires good information on the issues at hand... Read More
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Vertex Announces New Brand

Pompano Beach, FL, January 20, 2020 – Vertex Water Features, a leading manufacturer of custom-designed aeration systems, floating fountains, bubble curtains and biological products to enhance water quality announced today that it will begin operating under the name Vertex Aquatic Solutions. Since its inception in 1977 as a division of a lake management company in... Read More
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New Vertical Fountain Product Line

Vertex is excited to present the next addition to our line of commercial floating fountains – the new Vertical Fountain Series! Extensive research and development, followed by long-term field testing are key to this new line’s benefits. Choose from 2hp, 3hp and 5hp in the three most popular models the TriTier, TwoTier and FunnelJet. The... Read More
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Control Harmful Algae Blooms

Aeration Helps to Control Toxic Algae By Patrick Goodwin, Certified Lake Manager and Aquatic Research Scientist Nutrient over-enrichment of waters by urban, agricultural, and industrial development has promoted the growth of cyanobacteria as harmful algae blooms (HABs). These blooms increase the turbidity of waterbodies which can smother aquatic plants and limit invertebrate and fish habitats.... Read More
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Seasonal Changes in Ponds and Lakes

Seasonal changes to waterbodies are generally defined by precipitation and temperature patterns during different times of the year. The way we experience seasons varies greatly depending on our location. However, lakes and ponds commonly respond in similar ways to the same ecological inputs. Tropical areas experience rainfall patterns similar to the seasonal changes that impact... Read More
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