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NaturaLake Research & Case History Rewards Program: Fort Myers 2017 Case Study Part 2

aquatic management servicesIn a previous blog post, Lake Doctors discussed our participation in the Second Annual Research & Case History Rewards Program for 2017. We featured our very own, Matt Lewis, as the first place winner using NaturaLake products at our Fort Meyers account in the Florida Panhandle. Below we showcase Matt’s results for his Fort Myers 2017 Case Study at the Caloosa Yacht & Racquet Club.

Results: Six Weeks

After the design and implementation process, Matt began noticing results at six weeks. With major improvements in such a short time frame, Matt was optimistic that his aquatic management services would work. At six weeks, he noted that algae levels were beginning to diminish, water clarity had improved, and overall aesthetics were returned.

Results: Six Months

At six months, Matt was able to report that the two man-made lakes at Caloosa Yacht & Racquet Club had improved vastly. His results were as follows: Microsystis and Anabeea were completely gone, Filamentous Algae was minimal, clarity in the lake was restored, muck or sedimentation buildup was minimal, nitrogen and phosphorus levels were decreased, noxious smells were eliminated, and property values improved.

Matt used Aquafix products and aeration to restore the health and beauty of the lakes. If you are interested in learning more about the case study or Aquafix products, contact Lake Doctors today at 1 (800) 666-5253.

Different Categories of Aquatic Plants

aquatic management servicesThe Lake Doctors strive to offer helpful aquatic services to better educate our clients on how to identify aquatic plants and possible problems associated with waterways.  When it comes to aquatic plant identification, it is important to know that there are four general categories: submersed, floating, emergent, and algae. Check below to learn more in-depth about aquatic plant categories and their species.

  1. Submersed Plants

This category of plants are entirely submersed underwater and embedded in the sediment of the bottom floor. These plants generally produce flowers and tend to be known as problematic. Examples of submersed plants are elodia, coontail, chara, and more.

  1. Floating Plants

Floating plants can either float upon the surface of the water and receive their nutrients from the water itself, or they can be embedded into the sediment of the bottom floor and have their leaves float atop of the water. Some examples of floating plants are fragrant water lily, duckweed, and more.

  1. Emergent Plants

Emergent plants grow in shallow areas of lakes and ponds and receive their vegetation above water levels. This category of plants is often referred to as wetland plants and do not always need water to survive. Examples of these plants are cattails, smartweed, and more.

  1. Algae

Algae are single-celled or multi-celled plants that have several different groups associated with their category. Algae can be characterized by being planktonic, filamentous, and macrophytic, and more.

Contact us at 1 (800) 666-5253 to learn more about our aquatic management services.