Seasonal Pond Tips


Protect Essential Water Resources in Our Communities

March 23rd, 2020

In addition to serving as a space for peace and natural solitude in the face of coronavirus (COVID-19), our lakes, ponds and wetlands are an investment. One of the best ways to enjoy and protect these essential resources is by ensuring the progress you have made towards your freshwater goals is not reversed. Ongoing proactive […]

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How Does Road Salt Affect the Environment?

February 4th, 2019

Written by Industry Expert Emily Mayer, Aquatic Biologist  Each winter season, municipalities stock up on salt to battle icy roads across the country. Every year during these harsh snow days, an estimated 22 million tons of de-icing salt is applied to major roads and highways throughout the U.S. As snow and ice melt, these road […]

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5 Questions to Ask When Setting Long-term Lake & Pond Management Goals

January 8th, 2019

Winter seems to be the time of year that we all think about goals. Whether it’s assessing how successful we were at achieving previously made goals or setting new milestones to achieve, the long cold nights seem to make us all reflect a little more. This time of year is also perfect for evaluating and […]

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Freezing Temps? A De-icer Can Help Protect Your Pond

January 2nd, 2019

Written by Industry Expert Joe Holz, International Sales Manager at Kasco Marine The winter season is here, but that doesn’t mean you can’t utilize and enjoy your waterbody. If you live in a region that experiences freezing temperatures, it’s worth considering a de-icer to help protect docks and fountain equipment, and keep water open for increased […]

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Ponder These Thoughts – Winter Lake and Pond Management Tips

December 13th, 2018

SOLitude Lake Management wants to be certain that your lake or pond is prepared for the coming year. With this in mind, we recommend that you consider the following during the winter months: Review your lake and pond budget and replacement reserve funds to ensure that funds are available for bathymetry to determine if and […]

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Winter Fountain Maintenance: Time for an Oil & Seals Change?

October 9th, 2018

Your floating fountain helps to maintain the balance of your pond or lake with constant aeration while providing a pleasing view throughout summer months. As we head into winter, now is the best time to consider scheduling critical maintenance and “TLC” for your fountain, such as an oil and seals maintenance service. This important fountain maintenance […]

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Tips to Stay Safe Around Frozen Lakes & Ponds This Winter

January 4th, 2018

From fishing to hiking to skating, outdoor recreation doesn’t stop throughout the winter. Many of these activities take place on or around frozen lakes and ponds. Like any other time of year, it’s important to ensure proper safety steps are taken near the water. SOLitude Lake Management, an environmental firm that specializes in sustainable lake, […]

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Ponder These Thoughts – Fall Lake and Pond Management Tips

September 28th, 2017

SOLitude Lake Management wants you to be prepared for the Autumn season and all of the wonderful cool weather it brings. With this in mind, we recommend you consider the following tips as you enjoy the colorful fall months on your lake or pond: • Fall is a good time to think about repairing and maintaining the areas around […]

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The Benefits of Winter Lake and Pond Aeration

November 17th, 2015

Written by Industry Expert, Jason Luce, Lake Management Scientist, Fisheries & Wildlife Scientist and Certified Lake Manager Aerating lakes and ponds as a management tool began as early as the 1950s and was initially used during the winter months to reduce the probability of a fish kill. Later in the 1960s, the idea of aerating […]

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