Bacteria, Algae…What’s the Fuss About?

Bacteria, Algae…What’s the Fuss About?

Spring is an exciting time of year. The yawn of winter yields to longer days as the sun starts its annual earth warming. Flowers blossom, pond water warms and comes alive. Geese and ducks make theirs treks north and spring showers stimulate life in our ponds. A pond...
The Muckity-Muck of Your Pond

The Muckity-Muck of Your Pond

July 2012 Summer is here, you’re sitting on the deck enjoying the birds, fish, frogs and just reveling in amazement at how beautiful your pond is. Summer is a wonderful time to enjoy your pond and it’s also a wonderful time for a variety of plants to grow. These may...
Winter Treatment of Ponds

Winter Treatment of Ponds

November 2012   The Incredible Transformation Winter is coming and none-too-soon after the hottest summer on record in Wisconsin.  Winter is one of my favorite times; I am particularly fond of watching ice form on the lake across from my house.  When the water...
The Question of Pithophora

The Question of Pithophora

Pithophora, or horsehair algae, is a filamentous alga that thrives in hard water, using the calcium to create a chitin– like the exoskeleton of a bug. This chitin ensures that typical solvents are only able to “burn” the top of the Pithophora mat, allowing the...
After Killing Lyngbya with Algaecides

After Killing Lyngbya with Algaecides

  There are few things as difficult to treat as Lyngbya, a mat-forming cyanobacterium that grows best in sand. It thrives on an environment caused by high herbicide and algaecide use and its glycoprotein sheath protects it from oxidation and chemical attack in...
Euglena: the Color-Changing Alga

Euglena: the Color-Changing Alga

  The operators of this Alabama pond have a less-than-subtle problem on their hands. A bright red bloom like this is enough to throw anyone off balance. En español About Euglena: The alarmingly red bloom in this Alabama pond started out as a green mass under the...

Subscribe To Our Pond and Lake Solutions Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates about water treatment solutions. We'll never spam you and your private email information is safe with us.

You have Successfully Subscribed!