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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 Pond Fountain Product Line

Vertex is excited to present the next addition to our line of commercial floating fountains – the new Vertical Ponds 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.... 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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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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Aeration Eliminates Accumulated Sediment

A community project at East Twin Lake in Michigan removed over 90 dangerous timbers from the lake. Once cleared, the levels of sediment were noticeable. Aeration came to the aid of our upper lake. Residents were not satisfied that their lake had filled with unsightly and increasing sediment. East Twin is a relatively shallow lake.... Read More
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Winston Park Nutrient Reduction

Winston Park is a residential community in subtropical Coconut Creek, FL. The study lake is a borrow pit and retention pond, surrounded by landscaped lawn and partially by single-family homes. Due to a reduction in oxygen during fall turnover, this lake experienced massive fish kills every fall. Vertex installed an aeration system sized for 0.8... Read More
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Heron Cay Lake Destratified with Aeration

Heron Cay, a high-end gated residential development in South Florida, experienced a number of problems in their 21-acre lake. The lake needed to be destratified due to severely low oxygen levels at the bottom. Without beneficial bacteria to break down organics, heavy muck accumulation and foul odors were present. The lake used what little available... Read More
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