Writted by Industry Expert Marc Harris, Fisheries Biologist
Much like a visit to the doctor’s office visit where bloodwork and other tests are performed, professional lake managers can use water testing parameters to gauge the overall health of a waterbody. Factors like dissolved oxygen (DO), alkalinity, pH, conductivity, nutrient levels, secchi depth, and bacteria counts all play a role in creating a unique management plan that is environmentally balanced.
The Top 10 reasons why you should have your pond's water quality tested:
As in modern medicine, there are some pretty strong pharmaceuticals and intensive surgeries that can occur, but are they really the best option to improve quality of life? In the water world it’s fairly simple to “nuke” a pond and make it look like a swimming pool, but overall is it really the best thing to do for the environment? Taking the time to test water quality and dive deeper into the unique characteristics of each waterbody will provide us with the opportunity to develop the best balanced pond management plan for the overall environment.
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Marc Harris is a Fisheries Biologist with SOLitude Lake Management. Since 1998, SOLitude Lake Management has been committed to providing full service lake and pond management services that improve water quality, preserve natural resources, and reduce our environmental footprint. Services are available throughout the Eastern United States. Fisheries management consulting and aquatic products are available nationwide. Learn more about SOLitude Lake Management and purchase products at www.solitudelakemanagement.com.