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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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Pond or Lake Fountain Troubleshooting

A great additional tool to have in your toolbox is the Fluke Leakage Meter. This meter not only measures amperage, but also measures leakage to ground (mA) which is what trips GFI breakers. This greatly helps taking the guess work out when troubleshooting a fountain motor, fountain lights, and even air compressors and most of... 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 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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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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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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