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- SOL Pro Annual Management Plans
- Comprehensive Lake and Pond Assessments
- SOLitude's Superior Services
- Three Reasons to Choose SOLitude
- Water Quality Management & Restoration
- Stormwater Compliance and Inspections
- Shoreline Erosion Control
- Advanced Drone Technology
- Managing Large Lake Systems
- Nanobubble Technology
- Debris and Sediment Removal
- Fisheries Management
- Golf Course Lake and Pond Management
- Lake Mapping Services
- Drinking Water and Reservoir Management
- Phragmites Control
- Oxygen Saturated Technology
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Our educational one-sheets provide a wealth of information on how SOLitude can better manage your precious aquatic resources. Take a deep dive into these educational resources:
SOLitude’s Superior Services. SOLitude Lake Management is dedicated to making water a more healthy and beautiful part of our environment and our world. In that pursuit, we offer comprehensive lake and pond management strategies, integrated fisheries management, erosion control services, GPS lake mapping, and bathymetric studies, water quality testing and monitoring, and a wide range of additional services designed to restore and preserve ecological balance in the aquatic resources we manage.
SOL Pro Annual Management Plans. Keeping your lakes, ponds, and fisheries ecologically balanced and beautiful isn’t a one-time job. It requires consistent, proactive care by highly trained lake management professionals – and that’s exactly what you get with our SOL Pro Plans. Discover the exclusive solutions available through our proactive management plans.
Three Reasons to Choose SOLitude. Looking for a good reason to choose SOLitude? How about three? Learn how superior training, superior technology, and superior service set us apart from the competition. And discover how we make it our mission to promote sound environmental stewardship, give to the communities we serve, and help make the world a better place to live in.
Comprehensive Lake and Pond Assessments. A professional assessment is the first step to achieving a comprehensive view of your waterbody’s health. Think of this as a physical for your waterbody. An array of scientific tests are conducted to check its vitals and establish an initial baseline of health. SOLitude offers a variety of waterbody assessment options. Each package includes the creation of a customized, comprehensive report for you and your stakeholders. Your freshwater management professional can help you determine which package is most appropriate based on the history of the waterbody, as well as your unique goals and budget.
Proven Solutions for Improving Water Quality. Most of the issues lake or pond owners and managers face can be traced to an imbalance in the water quality. Knowing the chemical and biological constituents and demands on your waterbody is essential. Water quality monitoring, testing, and restoration are the backbone of an integrated lake or pond management program and our aquatic biologists are ready to develop a prescription water quality restoration program that is tailored to your specific needs and goals.
Advanced Drone Technology. New technologies and innovations continue to propel the lake management industry forward by driving more eco-friendly, efficient, and long-lasting freshwater management approaches. SOLitude is proud to add drone technology to our toolbox of sustainable solutions. Drones support the safety of our teams while preserving the health, beauty, and functionality of your aquatic resources. With this technology, our experts can conduct precise applications remotely without entering dense and precarious terrain on foot or by track-driven equipment.
Shoreline Erosion Control. Shoreline erosion is a common, natural phenomenon that can occur as a result of harsh weather, recreation, poor landscape design, or, simply, an aging freshwater ecosystem. If left unaddressed, your lake, stormwater pond, or canal may experience native vegetation and habitat loss, nutrient loading, excess runoff, and other complications. Through SOLitude’s close partnerships, we are pleased to offer a variety of unique shoreline erosion control solutions that halt sedimentation and restore damaged banks.
Stormwater Compliance and Inspections. Stormwater management facilities are man-made structures that help reduce flooding, slow down water flow, and clean pollutants from water. It’s important to ensure that your facilities are functioning properly, especially when it rains. So, let SOLitude Lake Management be your partner in stormwater facility management. Our professionals are certified to inspect all aspects.
Managing Large Lake Systems. Lake management programs can vary widely based on the intended management goals and the unique makeup of each individual lake system. As a result, developing an effective management program for larger systems requires not only a detailed initial biological assessment of conditions but also a high level of applied lake management experience. We have the technical capabilities and management experience necessary to take each project from assessment to implementation.
Fisheries Management. The expert fisheries biologists at SOLitude combine advanced-level education and extensive in-the-field training with many years of experience and a deep-rooted passion for lake and pond management. From complete ecosystem management, electrofishing surveys, fish stocking, and fish removal to permitting and regulatory compliance, professional fisheries management is your ticket to a vigorous and sustainable fishery.
Lake Mapping Services. Bathymetric lake mapping involves the measurement of water depth and surface area through the use of advanced technologies including high-resolution depth finders, GPS, and 3-D contour imaging. Accurate mapping of water depth and sediment accumulation can be used to tailor site-specific monitoring and management programs to allow for more effective and efficient lake management.
Debris and Sediment Removal. There are several proactive management solutions that help slow a waterbody’s aging process such as aeration, nutrient remediation, and vegetative buffer management. Though these practices help keep your lake or pond healthy, there will still come a time when our waterbody will near the end of its lifespan. SOLitude offers hydro-raking and dredging, two solutions that can help restore depth to your waterbody and years of life to your lake or pond.
Golf Course Lake and Pond Management. Golf course lakes and ponds are aesthetically pleasing features, providing a challenge to golfers and often serving as vital irrigation sources for watering turf. Managing a golf course lake or pond, however, can be complicated. These aquatic ecosystems need professional care, and we are dedicated to providing full-service lake and pond management solutions that will help restore balance to your aquatic resources and keep your course looking great.
Drinking Water and Reservoir Management. Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) and harmful algal blooms (HABs) are a growing concern for water utilities that use surface water supplies. They can contaminate drinking water by producing dangerous toxins and also cause taste and odor issues. From water quality testing and algae identification to cyanobacteria control and ongoing monitoring, our environmental experts are here to properly and efficiently manage your municipality’s reservoirs and help to ensure that customers are provided with clean, safe drinking water.
Phragmites Control. Phragmites australis, known as Phragmites or common reed, is a non-native, invasive plant that dominates the land by out-competing surrounding native vegetation. The spread of invasive species is often the result of human activity and management can be extremely difficult. When it comes to Phragmites, SOLitude offers an integrated management strategy that incorporates herbicide applications and mechanical techniques allowing us to gain control of Phragmites and restore the native habitat.
Oxygen Saturated Technology. A premium water quality management solution that targets lake anoxia and water quality problems at the source — the sediment. OST is a patent-pending innovation that blankets lake sediments with high levels of oxygen. No other lake and pond aeration solution is capable of achieving comparable oxygen concentrations in this area, making OST the most advanced water quality management solution on the market today.
Nanobubble Technology: Long-lasting Water Quality Improvement. As urban development and pollution rise, our aquatic ecosystems suffer from poor water quality as a result. Thankfully, new industry-changing innovations, like nanobubble technology, are becoming available to help combat these obstacles. Nanobubble treatments are a premium aeration management tool designed to exceed the oxygenation capabilities of traditional submersed aeration systems and is an exciting solution poised to transform the entire freshwater management industry
Fantastic Lighting Job“Your professionalism and expediency in getting a job done makes my life as a Property Association Manager so much easier. Thanks for the fantastic lighting job on the BMP fountain. I have had nothing but great comments from residents.”
Reliable and Quick to Respond“SOLitude Lake Management has been managing our lake/stormwater pond, and fountains since 2005. Kevin Tucker and his team have always been reliable and quick to respond to any issues. They are all very knowledgeable, able to explain what is happening with any situation, and find solutions to problem as they arise. Overall, I have been very pleased with their work and would highly recommend them to anyone with lake, pond, and other BMP management needs.”
Thank You from Camp Holiday TrailsThank you for coordinating the restoration effort for our pond and donating labor for the aerator installation and watermeal treatment. This will ensure that hundreds of kids with special medical needs, and those who have the honor, joy and inspiration of working with them, will benefit from the Camp Holiday Trails experience this year!
Many thanks to SOLitude for always doing such a great job in Crofton Meadows!
I had two phone calls today from homeowners telling me how beautiful the pond is and that they love the festive lights. Many thanks to SOLitude for always doing such a great job in Crofton Meadows!
SOLitude came in and guided us through the entire process.
We were presented with the challenge of dealing with our stormwater basin, which is regulated by EPA standards that we were not familiar with. SOLitude came in and guided us through the entire process. Our basin went from an eyesore to a spectacular main selling point for our community. We are in good hands with SOLitude and cannot thank them enough!
The staff of SOLitude Lake Management identified the weed and treated the pond promptly with much success.We’ve been working with SOLitude Lake Management since 2009 when an aggressive aquatic weed was becoming a problem and taking over our pond. The staff of SOLitude Lake Management identified the weed and treated the pond promptly with much success. Since that time, our ponds have been monitored monthly by their competent staff and precautions have been taken so that the pond weeds do not get out of control. We are pleased with the quality of service and their effort to work with us towards an organic approach to keeping our ponds healthy
We look forward to working with Jeff and his professional staff in the coming years
Our Club was more interested in a mechanical removal approach to our weed problem versus a broad spectrum chemical treatment. Jeff Castellani and his team developed a plan that was well suited for our environmentally sensitive location. The mechanical hydro raking service that SOLitude provided was the perfect solution and worked very well in our shallow irrigation pond… We look forward to working with Jeff and his professional staff in the coming years.
SOLitude has taken a huge burden off of my shoulders and now I don’t even have to worry about the appearance of our pond
We used to struggle with many different issues on holes 15,16,17 at our Country Club. It was not uncommon for us to see algae blooms appear out of nowhere along one of the most important focal points of the course. Since SOLitude Lake Management has been taking care of the pond for us, we have had very little issues with the aesthetic qualities of our pond. SOLitude has taken a huge burden off of my shoulders and now I don’t even have to worry about the appearance of our pond
Excellent Results Made My Choice Easy
If you’d like to manage your waters professionally – then the best choice is SOLitude Lake Management. If you fish, then it’s more important. I had the good fortune to fish a property managed by SOLitude BEFORE I needed a pond management company…those excellent results made my final choice easy. They care and it shows.
“We appreciate that a management program was developed that fits within our budget and that the fisheries biologists at SOLitude are available to talk with us when we have questions. The fish survey SOLitude completed for us, the recommendations on slot sizes, and the stocking and feeding program that were developed are producing outstanding results. Our club’s fishery is in the best condition it has ever been!”
SOLitude Helps Community Define Vision & Achieve Goals
As the manager of wetlands and open water for my community, I work with SOLitude Lake Management closely. They have helped us define our vision and achieve our goals. Every wetland area and body of water has different uses and different needs. SOLitude understands that and ensures those needs are met all the while keeping the budget in mind. We have annual fishing tournaments and they come out and talk with the anglers, explaining what we’ve done during the past year and what our future steps will be. Management of wildlife and waters is an ongoing and long term commitment, SOLitude understands this. They have a dedicated staff that not only manages these areas but also helps educate their clients.
Our Club’s Fishery Is In the Best Condition Its Ever Been
Once again, thank you to David Beasley and SOLitude for all your help at Cohoke Fishing Club. Our hydrilla problem is practically non-existent now. The fish survey you completed for us, the recommendations on slot sizes, and the stocking and feeding program you developed are producing outstanding results. Our club’s fishery is in the best condition it has ever been! Your presentation to our stockholders at our annual meeting was extremely well received. We are getting ready to enhance our fish attractors as suggested.
We appreciate that a management program was developed that fits within our budget and that you are available to talk with us when we have questions. We look forward to continuing our association with David Beasley and SOLitude.
Our Fish Are Thriving
I wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the results of the algae treatment. We noticed a huge improvement very quickly, and at this point the pond looks really, really great. Also, the fish are thriving – some of the bass are over a foot, and the blue gills have also gotten big. We are just thrilled.
Thank you so much for your responsiveness.
Thriving, Fish-Filled Ecosystem
In one season, SOLitude Lake Management turned the two lakes on my Virginia property from dead, weed-infested, eyesores into thriving, fish-filled, ecosystems – and they have maintained them as such ever since!
Excellent Pond and Fisheries Management Advice!
After I had to drain my pond in 2010 to fix the dam, I took the opportunity to start from scratch. I did online research and subscribed to Pond Boss Magazine and restocked in 2011 with the equally important goals of creating a trophy bass fishery and a “guaranteed catch” bluegill pond for my eventual grandchildren. I contacted SOLitude to begin feeding the bluegill and to begin an electroshocking program to help guide my long-term management. Two years after my original stocking, we electroshocked for the first time. I was very surprised to find that the predator to prey ratio was dangerously lopsided and my pond goals were headed toward failure. Based on the electroshock survey and Dave Beasley’s advice, I restocked 10,000 more larger bluegill. Now I have 3 feeders feeding 3 times a day while the water is warm. My friends call me when they have “Daddy day” because they know they can come to my pond and their kids will catch bluegill bigger than my hand until they get tired of it. After 4 years, the bass are reaching 6 pounds and in an hour enough heavy bass can be caught that would beat a full-day’s fishing on any lake in the region.
Dave Beasley has always been available to answer questions and give prompt advice. Without SOLitude and Dave Beasley, despite all my research, my pond would be in an ever-worsening downward spiral. Now SOLitude and annual electrofishing surveys to keep me on track are a permanent part of my pond management plan.
What A Great Company!
When looking online for a new fish feeder, we had unpleasant experiences with two local fisheries. I decided to call a feeder manufacturer in San Antonio, who recommended SOLitude Lake Management. They were terrific! Paul Dorsett called me directly and was so kind and helpful. He arranged a feeder to be delivered and set up for us. Although Paul was out of town, he sent his “ace” out, Ryan Young. Ryan and Alex Harrison were efficient, answered all questions and were very nice young men. Paul even followed up to make certain that everything went smoothly. What a great company! Customer service is what it’s all about these days and SOLitude Lake Management knows exactly that.
Educated and Helpful Team
I wanted to take this opportunity to say how amazing Cory Smith has been with my new ranch. I have two ponds that have never been managed and he has helped me put a plan together. We have added fish, fish feeders and even planned changing the size of the lakes. He has been an amazing asset to have. He loves his job which makes it enjoyable to email and text him to ask questions. He is a huge help and always provides an amazing amount of information. I appreciate all his help! He is an invaluable asset to your team and me!
In Awe of SOLitude’s Knowledge
I want to thank you all for coming out to Fort Pickett and for an excellent report and meeting. SOLitude’s knowledge about the industry and all of the different species, habitat and needs was impressive. Between Brandon and myself, I think we were both sitting there with our mouths open in awe of SOLitude’s command of the subject. You all really know your species and their requirements. It was excellent!
Proof Is In The Pudding
Paul Dorsett and the rest of the team at SOLitude have done an absolutely wonderful job in helping us to create Lake Willis! In just a few short years we have gone from having just a few baitfish and perch, to catching a nearly 9-pound bass (our new record). Now if we could just have more time to fish as recommended, we could take out the 300 fish that need to come out. As far as we are concerned, we followed SOLitude’s recommendations and our fish have averaged growing of 2 pounds per year…proof is in the pudding! Thank you, Paul. I look forward to seeing you and your team again soon.
Could Not Be More Pleased
Logan Cowan has for the last year or so been the person I work with on my ponds. I could not be more pleased with his work. He works hard, is always on time, he calls and keeps me informed, he explains the pros and cons of treatment alternatives, etc. I could go on. Bottom line – this young man is an asset to your company. Keep him and promote him. Thank you for all you do for me.
Truly Valuable Investment
We began with two small lakes that were never managed 10 years ago. With SOLitude’s help and expertise we expanded both lakes from 2 acres to 6 acres and began a monthly management program. We went from a spotty fish population to trophy bass with some over 10 pounds! SOLitude is efficient and really cares about the lake ecosystem. Seeing my three-year-old granddaughter catch her first bass makes the investment truly valuable. Thanks SOLitude.
Frustrating to 100% Fishable
When we hired SOLitude, our 12-acre lake was about 1/3 full of lily pads and hydrilla which were frustrating to the fish. Within 4-6 months, the lake became 100% fishable and the coloring and bloom were much more attractive. The recent addition of 8 or so built brush piles has added much needed structure for bait fish and is now a great target that is producing bass on every other cast! A very common afternoon will produce 100 fish a day. Cory Smith and Stan Smith’s team communicates well and we feel confident that a game plan is in place form year to year.
The Best Choice Is SOLitude Lake Management
If you’d like to manage your waters (or watershed) professionally – then the best choice is SOLitude Lake Management. If you fish, then it’s the more important. I had the good fortune to fish a property managed by SOLitude BEFORE I needed a pond management company…those excellent results made my final choice easy. I’m sure that every firm is good – but if the phrase “by fishermen for fishermen!” rings true with you – then there is one choice: SOLitude Lake and Pond Management. They care and it shows.
Our club’s fishery is in the best condition it has ever been!
We appreciate that a management program was developed that fits within our budget and that the fisheries biologists at SOLitude are available to talk with us when we have questions. The fish survey SOLitude completed for us, the recommendations on slot sizes, and the stocking and feeding program that were developed are producing outstanding results. Our club’s fishery is in the best condition it has ever been!
Best Lake Company In Florida
Best lake company in Florida. Always available when needed and the person that shows up is very professional and courteous while on our property. You need more like this rep.
The SOLitude Team is absolutely fabulous!SOLitude consistently provides top notch customer service and performance, whether it is over the phone or in person on-site. My questions are always answered promptly by your professional and knowledgeable staff. The SOLitude Team is absolutely fabulous!
Working with the team from SOLitude Lake Management took away the pressure of dealing with an issue that I had never specialized in
Working with the team from SOLitude Lake Management took away the pressure of dealing with an issue that I had never specialized in. The knowledge of everyone involved helped keep the process moving, from engineering to local code compliance. They knew the course that needed to be taken and it was implemented in a timely manner, causing the project to come to completion well within our expectations
Immediate Communication and Actionable Timelines
SOLitude Lake Management has consistently performed to a high standard within the three communities they currently service for my clients. Whether it is routine maintenance or a major issue, I can always be assured that when I call or email we will have almost immediate communication and actionable timelines. I am particularly impressed with Brent Weber, the Environmental Scientist that is routinely assigned to my properties. He consistently keeps me informed and up-to-date on the status of new issues and general or routine upkeep. In a busy industry such as this one, having someone that stays in touch is critical and appreciated. Hat’s off to Brent and to SOLitude for a job well done!
Incredibly easy to install
Works great! Incredibly easy to install, takes less than 15 minutes to do 100 feet of shoreline. It’s very effective – no geese since putting it up. I am a very happy customer.
The Goose D-Fence works great.
The Goose D-Fence works great. I’m happy that I have it. We’ve had no geese in the yard since putting it up. Couple of days ago a few geese showed up – looked at it and left. Great product.
SOLitude has cleaned out our ponds
We have 5 water features on the property and before SOLitude Lake Management came, our ponds were full of algae and aquatic weeds, looking very unhealthy. In the past 7 years, SOLitude has cleaned out our ponds and got them back into shape making them look like amazing water features as they should be.
My ‘go to’ firm!
SOLitude Lake Management has been and will continue to be my “go to” firm…The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and willing to always go that extra mile. Their responsiveness to questions, concerns or work orders is fantastic. They have taken the time to educate me and have worked to find cost effective solutions that are sometimes outside of the box. Keep up the great work!
great way to control pond algae
“SonicSolutions is a great way to control pond algae without introducing chemicals into the vineyard environment.”
successful treatment change
“A SonicSolutions system was installed at one of our surface water treatment plants producing drinking water. The device controlled algae growth on the walls of the sedimentation basin after discontinuing the pre-chlorine step to reduce the formation of disinfection by products during water treatment. It was a successful treatment change.”
the most environmentally friendly
“SonicSolutions was not only the most environmentally friendly way to rid our pond of algae, it was also the most cost-effective, too.”
“We are extremely happy with our SonicSolutions devices. Our algae problem was quite extreme and the results were both immediate and long lasting.”
SonicSolutions has helped us obtain certification status
“SonicSolutions is a major component of our pond management strategy. For the past several years our irrigation pond has stayed algae free. SonicSolutions has helped us obtain certification status with the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program.”
I would be happy to provide a reference
We installed one of your SonicSolutions ultrasonic algae eliminators in our largest pond … we discontinued the use of chemical algaecides in that pond. Within a week or two after start up, the algae in the pond died. Since then, the pond has remained algae free. During this same period, we continued to treat our other ponds with the usual algaecides. It’s fantastic that your SonicSolutions unit has kept the pond on the 13th the cleanest of our six ponds and has done so without the use of any chemical algaecides. I would be happy to provide a reference to potential SonicSolutions customers. I am very pleased that the SonicSolutions unit offers us a way to kill algae, and prevent its return, without chemicals.
Very pleased with our SonicSolutions Devices
All of us at the Indian Wells Golf Club are very pleased with our SonicSolutions Algae Control devices. Although we were initially skeptical that the devices would work, we have not needed to use any chemicals for algae control in our ponds—even through the hottest months of the summer! Today, we have 21 SonicSolutions units, including 12 solar powered models, controlling algae and helping preserve the beauty of our golf course in an environmentally responsible way.
The service we received was top notch
When one of our stormwater BMPs was overtaken by phragmites, we called SOLitude for treatment. From the bidding process to the follow-up, the service we received was top notch. A year later, the Phragmites has still not returned. Considering how invasive this species is, this is quite an accomplishment!