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    Pond Management 

    Sustainable Solutions for Ponds

    Pond Management

    No matter the size of your pond, an annual management plan helps maintain the health and beauty of your waterbody all year long. Professional management plans also take away the guesswork when it comes to the future of your property, and allow you to delay and even prevent enormous costs that are often associated with pond dredging. Instead, you can rest easy knowing your waterbody is receiving the best customized care on a regular basis. 

    Shoreline Management Aeration
    Nutrient Remediation Biological Augmentation
    Water Quality Testing Hydro-raking 
    Harvesting
    Fish Stocking

    Shoreline Management

    Buffer

    Shoreline management should never be overlooked. It is one of the most important aspects of a healthy pond. Proper buffer management, erosion control, and shoreline stabilization maintenance are not only aesthetic enhancers, they help prepare your waterbody for the harsh effects of erosion and protect excess nutrients from entering the water column.

    Learn More About Shoreline Management


    Pond Aeration 

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    An important part of pond management is providing an oxygen-rich environment within the pond. This is where a high quality and properly sized pond aeration system comes into play. Depending on your waterbody goals, you pond manager may recommend a floating fountain, a solar pond aerator, a submersed diffused system, or even nanobubble aeration for the elimination of algae and pollutants. 

    Learn More About Aeration Solutions


    Nutrient Remediation

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    In suitable quantities, nutrients are beneficial—and necessary—for ponds to flourish. Pond nutrients like phosphorous and nitrogen occur in natural levels within waterbodies thanks to fish waste and decomposing aquatic plants, but too much of a good thing may threaten the health and appearance of the aquatic ecosystem and increase the likelihood of water quality issues such as toxic algae blooms. Nutrient remediation products like Phoslock, Alum or Biochar can help prevent these issues.

    Learn More About Reducing Excess Nutrients


    Biological Augmentation 

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    Over time, ponds begin to fill in because of the natural breakdown of organic matter in the water which causes a buildup of bottom sludge and contributes to poor water quality. Microbial and enzyme-enriched products can aid in the maintenance of healthy aquatic ecosystems. These naturally occurring microorganisms efficiently metabolize excess pond nutrients and breaks down organic matter that might ordinarily prohibit the fresh water exchange needed for an optimal environment, thus preventing many typical water quality problems.

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    Water Quality Testing

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    Whether your pond is enjoyed for swimming, fishing or simply its scenic view, it’s important to keep the water clean and free of harmful pollutants and toxins. The following water quality parameters can be tested during an on-site consultation: water color and odor, algae presence, pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, and alkalinity. Your pond manager can used the resulting data to develop a personalized management plan for your waterbody.

    Learn More About Water Quality Services


    Hydro-raking 

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    Hydro-raking is a widely used and effective technique for selective removal of nuisance, rooted vegetation. The hydro-rake is also used to clear accumulations of unconsolidated bottom sediment and debris (i.e. decaying leaves, peat, etc.). Removing plants and debris will help to reduce the overall nutrient load, minimizing common water quality issues like low dissolved oxygen, foul odors and nuisance algae blooms. Hydro-raking can be used to help prolong costly dredging.

    Learn More About Hydro-raking 


    Harvesting

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    A mechanical aquatic vegetation cutter or harvester can be used to achieve “area selective” control of nuisance aquatic vegetation. Mechanical harvesting is well-suited for clearing large areas of nuisance vegetation or cutting channels through dense vegetation to enhance recreational access. Aquatic weed harvesting services can be performed for many different species of vegetation, but is most effective for plants that form a dense surface canopy like water chestnut or water hyacinth.

    Learn More About Harvesting


    Fish Stocking

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    Your pond provides a great opportunity to bond with your family or kids over the enjoyment of nature and fishing. To help ensure easy, productive fishing throughout the warmer months, consider stocking target fish species such as Bluegill, Largemouth Bass and Channel Catfish. And cold water fish, like Trout, make a great seasonal addition for some fun and easy winter fishing. 

    Learn More About Fisheries Management


    To learn more about SOLitude Lake Management’s pond management services and solutions, click on the button below or call 888.840.LAKE.

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    Sustainability Pledge

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    In support of our belief that lakes and ponds are a precious natural resource requiring protection, SOLitude is committed to providing sustainable and renewable solutions that maintain ecological balance in the workplace and beyond.

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    Depth Of Expertise

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    When you partner with SOLitude, a dedicated field technician visits your lake or pond twice a month, leveraging extensive knowledge and training to carefully maintain ecological balance and preserve the appearance of your aquatic property.

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    SOLitech

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    Utilizing the latest GPS aquatic mapping technology and our own proprietary lake and pond management software, the experts at SOLitude collect all the data necessary to provide comprehensive analysis and in-depth solutions.

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