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Pond and Lake Aeration

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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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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5 Reasons to Begin Pond or Lake Aeration in the Fall

Not everyone thinks about the benefits of pond and lake aeration in the fall. But, healthy waterbodies need proper levels of oxygen and circulation throughout the entire year. Installing a pond aeration system now can help prevent common water quality problems from occurring in the coming winter and spring months. Our top 5 reasons for... Read More
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Stop Pond and Lake Odors at the Source

Properly Sized 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 either naturally or from a properly sized aeration system, anaerobic bacteria will step in and breakdown the organic material. But,... Read More
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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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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... Read More
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Control Harmful 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 habitats. The die-off of blooms may deplete... 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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