The Lake Doctors, Inc.


Stormwater Ponds – The Homeowner’s Role

As homeowners, you play an important role in the overall health and function of the stormwater ponds in your community. While many homeowners purchased “lake front” property, the reality is that these are stormwater ponds which have a purpose. Here we will discuss what a stormwater pond is, its purpose and what your role is […]

Benefits of Aeration in Ponds

An increasing appreciation for our natural resources and awareness of the environment around us has increased the focus on natural water systems that exist in our landscape. Whether it is a farm pond, a recreational fishing lake, or a retention pond that treats stormwater – all of these systems benefit from management. Ponds exhibit a […]

Types of Algae in Ponds

Ponds can host various types of algae, which are often categorized based on their color and growth characteristics. Some common types of algae found in ponds include: Green Algae (Chlorophyta): Green algae are among the most common types found in ponds. They can appear as single-celled organisms or form colonies and can be free-floating or […]

Fish Kills – Why did the fish in my lake die?

Determining the exact cause of fish mortality in a pond can be challenging without detailed information and on-site investigation. There are several potential reasons why fish in a pond might die. Some of the common causes include: Oxygen Depletion: Low oxygen levels are the most common cause of fish kills in ponds. Fish require oxygen […]

Are triploid grass carp beneficial for my lake?

Triploid grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) are often introduced to lakes and ponds as a method of biological control for aquatic vegetation. These fish are sterile, meaning they cannot reproduce, as they have an extra set of chromosomes (triploid) compared to their diploid counterparts. This sterility is essential because it prevents the grass carp from establishing […]

The Littoral Shelf – Best Management Practices

Having aquatic plants on the littoral shelf, which is the shallow water area near the shoreline of a body of water, provides numerous benefits to both the ecosystem and surrounding environment. Here are some of the key advantages: Erosion control: Aquatic plants, especially those with extensive root systems, help stabilize the shoreline by binding the […]

Benefits of Adding Bacteria in Ponds

Ponds are a beautiful addition to any landscape, but they can also be a lot of work to maintain. Algae growth, murky water, and unpleasant odors can all be common problems associated with ponds. However, one solution to these problems that many pond owners may not be aware of is adding beneficial bacteria to their […]

3 Reasons Why You May Have a Green Pond

Your pond is a sanctuary, but sometimes it may turn into a dark color and seem less peaceful. Green pond water is a common and recurring problem, especially when the ecosystem has become unbalanced. But there are a few main reasons that cause this issue, including:      Algae—This may be one of the most common […]

Signs You Need Aquatic Weed Control

Plants and algae are important sources of food and shelter for fish. But if you let them grow out of control, they can cause problems to the aquatic ecosystem. Keep an eye out for these signs that you need aquatic weed control in Florida so that you can take action quickly.       Visibly Excessive Amount […]

Aeration’s Role in Pond Management

The key to keeping the ecosystem of a pond healthy is aeration. An essential tool in lake and pond management, aeration systems installation in Florida moves water from below the surface up to the surface in mass volume. If your pond doesn’t have an adequate aeration system installed, you will inevitably run into problems, including […]