Posts made in March 2020

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Lake Management & Water Testing

Whether you notice algae developing in your water or simply want to keep tabs on your water’s chemical balance, The Lake Doctors, Inc. is able to help. When you use our water testing services on a regular basis, you’ll be alerted as soon as harmful bacteria are detected in your water and able to avoid the problem before it becomes noticeable to the naked eye.

Of course, our lake management programs are more comprehensive than a single water test. Each program is uniquely designed based on the characteristics of your pond or lake. Some of the elements we can measure in your water include dissolved oxygen, pH levels, and chloride, just to name a few. We are also able to test for Turbidity, which can cause water to become discolored and unpleasant looking.

Once we have tested your lake water for all of the necessary chemicals and components, we will go over the best improvement program to meet your needs. All lake management improvement programs are completely unique, depending on your test results. This ensures that we are not adding chemicals that you don’t need in your lake. Reach out to our friendly team today to discuss exactly what you want out of your lake management.

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Campus Aquatic Management Services

A pond, fountain, or water feature is an eye-catching addition to any campus, and many schools are using them to make an impact on prospective students visiting the campus. Of course, if the water feature isn’t properly cared for, the water can become unsightly, creating more of a liability than an asset in attracting new students. The Lake Doctors, Inc. keeps these features looking clean and pristine.

With our campus aquatic management services, you’ll have access to a team of experts using the latest equipment to get accurate readings on the chemical levels in your pond’s or fountain’s water. Along with testing and balancing water, we are also able to provide treatments that deal with mosquitos, gnats, midges, and other pond pests.

The Lake Doctors, Inc. delivers these in-depth aquatic management services for colleges and universities throughout Florida, Ohio, and South Carolina. If you are a campus administrator in these areas and you want to keep your campus’s water features looking their best, get in touch with our team. We are happy to discuss your school’s unique needs and find a maintenance plan that makes sense for you. Act now and you can even qualify for an aquatic survey free of charge!

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Pond Management Made Easy

A water feature is a great way to give any property a sense of tranquility while still grabbing the eye and increasing value. However, if you do not take care of the water itself, your pond will eventually become a source of blight more than beauty. At The Lake Doctors, Inc., our pond management services strive to ensure this never happens to you.

Of course, there are some steps that you can take to minimize discoloration, foul odors, and other common issues. It’s all about bacteria–specifically ensuring that the water’s natural bacteria content is abundant enough to break down the nutrients that would otherwise result in algae. You’ll find all kinds of products on the market to promote the growth of this “good” bacteria. Alternatively, you can have us take care of it with our weed and algae control services.

Whether you need fountain cleaning or pond management, you can expect The Lake Doctors, Inc. to get the job done right. Get in touch with our professionals today to discuss an inspection of your pond, a report, or a water management proposal. We will make sure that your water is looking its best year-round and the surrounding area is free of weeds and unsightly vegetation.

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Keep the Ponds on Your Golf Course in Great Shape

Golf is just as much a spectator sport as it is a test of wits and endurance. As a course owner, you know that appearances are pivotal in order to attract customers and keep them coming back to challenge the links. One way you can enhance your landscaping strategy is to make your water elements stand out, too. Pond aerators and fountains can greatly improve the beauty of your course while also promoting a healthy ecosystem.

Landscaping and lawn care is an important aspect of managing a golf course. After all, visitors want to play golf on a lush fairway and perfectly manicured putting green. However, keeping your greenery as healthy as possible can come at a cost. The overuse of irrigation systems and fertilizers can cause runoff that infiltrates into your water hazards. Over time, your ponds and lakes may be overrun by algal blooms that will make your bodies of water appear dirty and unsightly. Worse, it can destroy the aquatic plants and animals living there, too.

Pond aerators and fountains are an effective deterrent against the development of algal blooms. They cause turbulence in the water that can keep algae from growing or spreading. In conjunction with a submersed aeration system, a fountain circulates oxygen, which will balance the water’s pH and promote a healthy ecosystem.

Fountains are a beautiful and practical investment for your golf course. Contact your local pond management company to learn how you can incorporate fountains into your landscaping.

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Cleaning Pond Aerators and Fountains for Free

Managing ponds, fountains, and other water features can require a great deal of diligence, but with The Lake Doctors, Inc., it couldn’t be easier. Not only do we complete every job with an unmatched attention to detail, but we do everything in our power to keep this quality work affordable for our clients.

In fact, we are now offering an exciting deal for new customers. All pond aerators and fountains that are sold and installed by our team will come with a free quarterly cleaning and inspection for your fountain or water feature. Simply request your cleaning service within the first six months after installation is complete. Our team will work with you to set up a cleaning appointment on your schedule, and best of all, it’s free of charge!

Our cleanings cover everything from the pond aerators and fountains themselves to algae control in the water. Once we’re done, your water will be crystal clear and looking healthy. If you have any questions about our aquatic management services or any of our current promotions, feel free to get in touch with us at 1 (800) 666-5253. Not only do we sell and install the best water feature products in the business, we make sure they keep working at their best for you.

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Consider an Aeration Pump for Your Lakeside Property

Owning a house or plot of land with a lake presents many new opportunities. You will have the option of creating an aesthetic koi pond, personal fishing spot, or an aquatic garden. While the ideas are new and fresh in your head, it is also important to consider the health of the lake. In this article, we will briefly discuss the advantages of installing aeration pumps for lakes.

Aeration is the act of introducing oxygen into a body of water. Lone lakes or ponds run the risk of stagnant water, which promotes the growth of damaging algal blooms. Aeration impedes the growth of algae and other microorganisms while also balancing the water’s pH levels. As a result, this process promotes a healthy ecosystem.

There are many options available to you when installing an aeration pump for a lake. The first is adding a fountain. It is true–a fountain, with its aesthetically pleasing geysers, performs surface aeration, which can keep invasive surface plants like duckweed at bay. You can also add lighting to the fountain for a dramatic visual effect.

Another solution is the submersed aeration system. This is a solution that is best suited for deep lakes and ponds. Tubes are installed at the bed of the body of water, where oxygen is pumped from the bottom and rises to the surface, promoting circulation. This system ensures that the entirety of the lake gets oxygen.

By considering your aeration options carefully, you can ensure the continued beauty and health of your lake and its surrounding ecosystem. Contact a lake management company today to learn more about aeration pumps for lakes.