The following reference guide outlines exactly what you should expect when using the SonicSolutions® ultrasonic algae control device:
Typically, you will start to see a significant change in the algae in three to four weeks or less. In a water body with thick algae, and/or high nutrient levels, a complete kill may take as long as four to five weeks. During this time, as the pond algae dies, it will turn brown and may remain floating on the surface. We recommend removing the dead brown algae from your water.
After the initial pond algae are dead and the water appears clear, you may get a secondary algae bloom. This is because, as your SonicSolutions device clears the water, sunlight can finally reach the bottom of the body of water and may germinate the algae spores on the bottom that previously had not received sufficient sunlight. Do not be concerned. Leave your ultrasonic algae control device in the water and it will kill and control the secondary bloom as well. This kill/bloom sequence may repeat two or three times as the “reservoir” of spores is exhausted. After that, the water should remain clear. Major rain events can sometimes reintroduce spores which will result in an algae bloom. Leave the SonicSolutions device in place and it will kill subsequent blooms.
The SonicSolutions device produces a range of ultrasonic frequencies that target blue/green and filamentous pond algaes. It will have no effect upon aquatic plants, such as duckweed, water meal, eelgrass, milfoil and chara. It is also safe for other aquatic life, such as fish, turtles, and frogs.
The SonicSolutions device, like all ultrasonic devices, is a “line of sight” technology. Ultrasonic sound waves will not go around corners or navigate around islands that may be in your body of water. Ultrasonic sound waves reflect or bounce off of hard surroundings, such as concrete, rip-rap and large rocks.
The SonicSolutions device has two lights on the power supply box, which indicates that the unit is operating. There should be one green light continuously on and one green light blinking. These two lights require positive feedback from the transducer in the water and show you that the SonicSolutions device is working properly. The constant on green light indicates that the transducer is receiving power. The blinking green light indicates that your transducer is actively generating an ultrasonic signal and sending it out into the water. It will blink every other second on average.
We recommend that at least every 30 days you unplug your SonicSolutions device from the power source, take it out of the water, wipe the face of the transducer off, put it back into the water and plug it back in.
Please read and follow all of the directions in the owner’s Manual prior to installing your device.
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