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Our clients appreciate the dramatic results we are able to provide them. Please take a moment to view before and after photos of recent projects.
For a free consultation and cost estimate, call The Lake Doctors toll free at 1-800-666-LAKE or email at lakes@lakedoctors.com .

OLD KINGS ROAD LANDFILL, FLORIDA
Approx. 7.5 acres. This is one finger of the overall lake. Close to 100% covered in Duckweed. 2 treatments of Tribune and Clipper wiped it out.
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FORT MYERS, FLORIDA
Attached are some before and after pictures of Caloosa Yacht & Racquet Club in Fort Myers, Florida. The lake had an aeration system installed in it recently, and the resulting circulation of the water was causing nutrients to be released from the bottom "muck". Before these nutrients could be processed and released from the system, major plankton (Microcystis) blooms were occurring. It was very unsightly and residents began complaining of odors and respiratory problems.

Working in conjunction with the Association and the County, we began a 4-month program of applying "muck-digesting" pellets to the bottom of the lake, and beneficial "nutrient-reducing" bacteria to the water column. Various water chemistry tests were run, as well as visual monitoring of the water quality. No algaecides were used during this program. As you can see from the attached photos taken today, just after the last treatment, results have been spectacular!!!!!!
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SOUTH CAROLINA

Pond in a South Carolina community with various types of floating and emergent weeds. After photo taken approximately 8 weeks after initiation of a Lake Doctors Custom Water Management Program.

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LAKS AT LITCHFIELD, MYRTLE BEACH, SC

The Problem: This assisted-living facility had a 3/4 acre pond that was the focal point of the community. However, it had a very severe infestation of filamentous algae covering at least 50% of the pond's surface. The algae was unsightly, interfered with fishing by the residents, and was the source of unpleasant odors, particularly in the evenings.

The Solution: The Lake Doctors suggested that they install a 1 HP Display Fountain (link to LD10003T) to help improve water quality followed by monthly treatments with Cutrine-Plus Algaecide (link) for control of the severe algae. It was also suggested that Aquashade Pond Dye(link) be added to the pond to not only improve the water color but to also shade out sunlight and reduce regrowth of algae.

The Results: After several treatments for control of algae, the pond is nearly algae-free. The odors have gone away and residents are able to fish again without pulling in large mats of green slimy algae. The Aquashade has given the pond a beautiful blue appearance and is helping prevent regrowth of the algae. The customer is very pleased with the results and has given several recommendations for additional business.

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PLACIDO BAYOU

These Placido Bayou ponds were cleaned using one of our "Greener Solutions"--ultrasound devices that disrupt the algae cell walls yet pose no harm to fish, wildlife or the environment.

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ORANGE PARK

Small pond had a history of persistent duckweed and azolla problems. After 3 treatments, these aggressive floating weeds were eradicated. Lake Doctors now provides inexpensive monthly maintenance treatments to maintain the health and beauty of the pond.

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VOLUSIA COUNTY, FL

The Problem:This is a pond in rural Volusia County, Florida, owned by Jeff Hardthorne. A very heavy infestation of an underwater weed called red ludwigia was interfering with fishing, swimming and irrigation.

The Solution:The pond was treated with Sonar, an aquatic herbicide known to be very effective, yet extremely safe for fish and wildlife. Over a period of several months, this weed died and slowly decomposed. During this period the pond was treated twice for moderate amounts of filamentous algae and once for cattails along the shoreline. The after photo was taken approximately 5 months after beginning the Lake Doctors program. The pond owner is extremely happy with the results and is very pleased with the health of the fish population. An examination of the pond 1 year after the initial treatment with Sonar indicated no regrowth of underwater weeds.

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GARCIA POND

Residential pond with a 100% infestation of hydrilla and algae plus torpedograss around edges. After photo was taken 75 days after initial treatment.

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TRI-COUNTY HUMANE

Pond had a 100% infestation of duckweed and heavy cattails around the perimeter. After photo was taken 80 days after initial treatment.

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1501 YAMATO ROAD

Pond had a 90% infestation of filamentous algae plus torpedograss and pennywort around edges. After photo was taken 22 days post treatment.

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MORTON ELECTRIC

After just 6 weeks, we eliminated this severe infestation of the floating weed salvinia with an environmentally safe herbicide.

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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA APARTMENT COMPLEX

The Problem: In the summer of 2004, the apartment communities considered installing a decorative fountain in the 20 acre lake to enhance the aesthetics. However, at that time, a noxious undesirable underwater weed called hydrilla literally took over the lake in a matter of weeks. The manager called The Lake Doctors Jacksonville office asking for help. The apartments were being impacted financially since the residents pay a premium price for the lake units and a fountain could not be run without clogging with hydrilla.

The Solution: The Lake Doctors recommended a long term water management program for this lake to effectively control the aggressive and difficult-to-control hydrilla. Applications of Sonar AS Aquatic Herbicide were carried out. Additionally, The Lake Doctors assisted the customer through all phases of State Permitting for stocking of 200 sterile weed-eating Triploid Grass Carp.

The Results: Within 90 to 120 days, the weeds had responded well to the applications of Sonar AS and only small patches of dying weeds were visible in a few locations. A recent inspection in January 2005 revealed that over 90% of the hydrilla has been controlled. Stocking of the 200 Triploid Grass Carp to prevent regrowth is planned for Spring 2005. The customer can now run a fountain without clogging and the appearance of the lake has improved drastically. The customer is very pleased with the results and has referred The Lake Doctors to several other properties.

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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA APARTMENT COMPLEX

The Problem: Jefferson CC had several shallow ponds with severe algae and chara growth due to fertilizer runoff from the fairways. The problem was persistent and difficult to control for the golf course personnel.

The Solution: The Lake Doctors offered Jefferson Country Club a monthly maintenance program aimed at controlling the algae, underwater weeds and floating weeds, yet preserving and nurturing beneficial shoreline weeds.

The Results: By means of regular monthly and bi-monthly treatments with Cutrine-Plus Granular, Cutrine Plus and Copper Sulfate, plus Blue Lagoon Pond Dye, the algae and chara problems have been controlled while the beneficial shoreline weeds have nurtured and preserved.

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Dryton Hill, NC
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Laurel Place
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East Tampa
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Erica's Place
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Gainesville Pond
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Macala Acres
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Monroe Commerce Center
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Restea
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St James Place
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Woodland
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OTHER SUCCESSES

Here are a few of our other successes.

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