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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 tool(s) 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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Stop Pond and Lake Odors at the Source

Aeration Eliminates the Rotten Egg Reek By Dr. Josette La Hée, Senior Environmental Research Consultant Have you noticed pond or lake odors that smell like rotten eggs? When there is plenty of oxygen in your pond, the aerobic bacteria will happily breakdown organic matter without releasing hydrogen sulfide. If there is very little oxygen in... Read More
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Aeration for Marinas and Canals

Marina and canal systems are particularly vulnerable to oxygenation problems. Reduced flow, increased depth, and isolation from the main waterbody cause low oxygen. These systems can be fresh, marine, brackish, or have variable salinity. Pollution from boats adds to the challenges of keeping these areas healthy and aesthetically pleasing. Aeration reduces the variability experienced in... Read More
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Aeration for Pond or Lake Dock De-icing

Dock de-icing is important for property owners with ponds or lakes that freeze in the winter. Docks and boats face the real possibility of severe ice damage when the water is not kept open. Just because there may have been a mild winter occasionally in recent years, doesn’t mean there will be one this year.... Read More
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Silver Lake: An Aeration Design Case Study

Aeration design has been done twice for 99 acre Silver Lake in Summit County, OH. It is a groundwater-dominated seepage lake constructed in the mid to late 1800’s that until the early 1970’s received varying amounts of wastewater. Legacy nutrients from these periods have maintained the lake as eutrophic, despite improvements in the watershed (i.e.,... Read More
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Winter Fish Kill Prevention

As a pond or lake freezes, a winter fish kill can happen as diffusion of oxygen from the air above is cut off. If snow builds up on the ice, or the ice becomes hazy, light can’t penetrate the ice. This cuts off the production of oxygen by plants as well. Bacteria consume oxygen as... Read More
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