Aquatic Weed and Algae Control

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SOLitude Success Stories and Case Studies

Nuisance aquatic vegetation and algae can negatively impact your aquatic ecosystem in a number of ways. Nuisance vegetation is not only unsightly but can sometimes be a danger to aquatic life and humans depending on the species. SOLitude’s certified applicators help assess the issues and form holistic management plans to help reduce the presence of aquatic weeds and algae.

Below are case studies highlighting a few of our success stories involving aquatic weed and algae control projects.


Just click on the property name below to see a transformational before & after!

  • Algae and Weed Control in Colorado HOA Pond
  • White Water-Lily Control in Bel Air, MD
  • Controlling Milfoil in Drinking Water Reservoir in Erie, CO
  • Spatterdock Control in Boyce, VA
  • Bladderwort and Duckweed Control in Brentsville, VA
  • Duckweed Management on Brentwood, TN
  • Parrotfeather and Algae Control in Private Pond in New Baltimore, VA
  • Rare Algae Control In Arizona Community Pond
  • Restoring An Aquatic Weed-Infested Pond in St. Cloud, FL
  • Hydrilla Control in Charlottesville, VA Resort Pond
  • Managing Plankton Blooms in Stormwater Pond in Naples, FL
  • Duckweed Management in Private Pond in Clemmons, NC
  • Dense Algae Control in Community Pond in Dulles, VA
  • Parrotfeather Control in Pond in Glenwood, MD
  • Managing Algae Mats in Community Pond in Greensboro, NC
  • Filamentous Algae Control in Private Pond in Hope, NJ
  • Algae and Nutrient Control In Community Pond in Lewes, DE
  • Improving Water Quality In a Community Pond in Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Filamentous Algae Control in Stormwater Pond in Rock Hill, NC

This community pond in Broomfield, CO, is located adjacent to a new development as well as a popular open space trail system. This pond is assumed to be an old stock pond that is now used as a stormwater management facility for the newly constructed community.

This property is a large planned residential community located in Bel Air, Harford County, MD. The community’s 0.5-acre waterbody is a stormwater management pond, and had all the associated issues commonly seen in these types of ponds

In 2019, SOLitude Lake Management was awarded the contract for a one-time treatment for a Colorado city’s 30-surface-acre back-up drinking water reservoir. The reservoir contacted SOLitude Lake Management with concerns of overabundant aquatic vegetation growth.

This property was previously a cattle farm, but is now used primarily as a private weekend recreational residence. The owner is an avid angler and hired SOLitude Lake Management to develop a Fisheries Management Plan for the lake.

This property is a privately-owned horse farm with a small recreational pond that receives drainage from the barn area and several of the horse fields. The horses on the farm also use the 0.7-acre pond for drinking and wading.

The client contacted SOLitude looking for a solution to an aesthetic issue with his 0.33-acre pond. He had been dealing with duckweed growth over the past few seasons, and had seen the problem steadily become worse.

SOLitude was contacted by a private homeowner to assess their pond. Upon the initial site visit, it was found that the waterbody at the residence had not been previously managed and was fully choked out with Parrotfeather. The growth was obstructing the flow of the pond and beginning to promote watermeal growth.

After a consultation with community members, SOLitude selected nutrient remediation for this lake's management program. This phosphorus-locking technology helps create water quality conditions that are less hospitable to nuisance algae and aquatic weeds, including Botryococcus braunii.

A half-acre pond located on a private residence in St. Cloud, FL was plagued by nuisance weeds, including Salvinia, that completely covered the surface of the 4-5 ft deep waterbody.

This property is a high-profile resort and conference center and they have very high standards for the aesthetics of the 2.4-acre ponds. There are two waterbodies on the property.

A .34 acre pond in Naples, FL, served as an important source of stormwater collection in the community. Over time, however, heavy nutrient loading through stormwater runoff and the presence of ducks had impaired water quality in the 3-5 ft deep waterbody.

In 2015, this client was in the process of purchasing a large private property in Clemmons, NC that had a 12-acre pond on it. The pond was covered with duckweed and they reached out to SOLitude to explore treatment options prior to even purchasing the property.

This community’s 0.2-acre pond is a stormwater management facility in northern Virginia near Dulles International Airport. The pond is over 20 years old and receives stormwater run-off from the neighboring communities.

This property is a privately-owned 0.35-acre pond located in Glenwood, Maryland. This popular pond containing a single fountain accents the beauty of the property, and also has a healthy fishery that is enjoyed by family and friends. The client contacted SOLitude Lake Management with concerns regarding a nuisance aquatic plant within the pond.

This property is a community located in Greensboro, North Carolina and has a 1-acre stormwater pond, which has had a filamentous algae problem for several years.

This pond is a 0.25-acre private pond located in Hope, NJ. The pond owner has been a client of SOLitude’s for some time, and participates in our Annual Management Program.

This property is a subdivision just outside Lewes in Sussex County, Delaware on Gills Neck Road, encompassing 35-acres which includes 162 lots of ½ to 3 acres each.

A small community pond in Pleasant Ridge, CA, was suffering from prolific algae production, offensive odors, poor water quality and disturbing fish kills.

This property is a vibrant community located in the southwestern area of Charlotte, NC, offering residents access to swimming pools, walking trails and green space.