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Reduce Mosquitoes and Midge Flies Before They Swarm

Mosquitoes and midge flies are among the most annoying insects on the planet. Throughout the warmer months they seem to be everywhere, constantly buzzing in our ears and ruining our outdoor activities. Midge flies are non-biting insects known by many common names including blind mosquito and fuzzy bill. They do not bite, suck blood, or... Read More
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Reduce Algae in Golf Course Ponds with Aeration

Golf course ponds and lakes suffer from many common problems that are often made more difficult when maintaining turf to the highest standards.  Nutrient over-enrichment from constant fertilization of turf promotes the growth of algae blooms. These blooms increase the turbidity of waterbodies which can smother aquatic plants and limit invertebrate and fish habitats. The... Read More
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Schoolhouse-Ministers Pond Aeration Installation

This Vertex  aeration installation done by the professionals at SOLitude Lake Management in the Town of Eastham, MA is phase two of a larger project that includes Hydro-Raking and Alum treatment in Eastham, MA. Mike Didier of SOLitude was interviewed by Jane Crowley from the Eastham Health Department. SOLitude Lake Management www.solitudelakemanagement.com (508) 885-0101 590... Read More
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Control Harmful Algae Blooms

Aeration Helps to Control Toxic Algae Blooms 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... Read More
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Aeration Reduces Aquatic Midge Fly Habitat

Hibbs Grove, a residential housing development located in Cooper City, FL experienced an ongoing outbreak of swarming non-biting midge flies. These swarms prevented them from enjoying their lakefront property. The 6.5 acre lake has an average center depth of 22 feet. Shaped like the capital letter “E”, it is located in the middle of the... Read More
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6 Steps for Pond and Lake Aeration System Maintenance

How important is aeration system maintenance? A question everyone asks when making a large purchase is “How long will it last?” A Vertex lake, pond, marina, canal, or reservoir aeration system is no different. And, like all equipment, it will do its job well for years to come so long as regular maintenance is performed,... Read More
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Art vs Science When Managing Lakes & Ponds

By Patrick Goodwin, Certified Lake Manager and Aquatic Research Scientist Why should you use science when managing lakes? You might have heard the saying; lake management is 90% art and 10% science. There seems to be a lot of truth to this statement. Many decisions and recommendations for lakes and ponds are made by intuition,... Read More
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Are Lake and Pond Sediments Causing Algae Blooms?

The sediments in your pond or lake may be the cause of recurring or toxic algae blooms. We all know these blooms are a major source of frustration for property owners and those who manage them. Phosphorus is the nutrient that feeds these blooms, but it is not always obvious where the phosphorus is coming... Read More
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4 Rules for a Healthy Aeration System

A healthy aeration system in your lake, pond, marina, canal or reservoir helps maintain the balance of oxygen and nutrients. Plants, fish and other living organisms need oxygen to survive. Problems that occur in waterbodies are often associated with a lack of oxygen where it is needed. These issues include algae and aquatic weeds, fish... Read More
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Oxygen Debt in Your Lake or Pond

Oxygen debt is the difference between the amount of oxygen your lake or pond needs each day to stay in balance vs what it has. When your dissolved oxygen meter reads 0 mg/L, we know there is a problem. Unfortunately, a meter cannot tell you how much oxygen debt the lake is in. Oxygen meters... Read More
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