Enhancing the Shoreline with Aquascaping

Posted April 5th, 2019

Shoreline Aquascaping Benefits Everyone A beautiful, natural shoreline enhances the lake, provides valuable habitat for wildlife and creates a barrier that acts as a beneficial filtration system for the water. Shoreline aquascaping helps to: Control erosion – Plant roots stabilize the shoreline and offshore vegetation buffers against wave action. Reduce non-native plant invasions – Native… Read More

6 Leading Causes of Florida Fish Kills

Posted January 29th, 2019

Why are the fish in our lake dying? Fish kills happen in Florida. They are alarming and can be a major turn off to prospective new home owners, board members and residents.  Read on to learn why fish kills happen. #1 – Extended Cold Weather Florida fish are just like us, acclimated to warm temperatures.… Read More

5 Best Winter Lake Projects

Posted December 18th, 2018

5 Best Winter Lake Projects in Florida By Patrick Goodwin, Certified Lake Manager and Aquatic Research Scientist Aquatic biologists working in the state of Florida, never really get a break from the constant growth of nuisance plants and algae. However, there is a short window of time each year where the water temperatures cool and growth… Read More

Pond Podcast: Winter Challenges for Florida Ponds

Posted November 1st, 2018

Winter Challenges for Florida Ponds. It may sound odd to hear someone talking about winter pond issues in south Florida, but the weather conditions change from very wet to very dry during the 'winter' months. As others braces for cold and ice, we enter the dry season. This podcast is sure to enlighten, inform and… Read More

Sustainability Initiatives

Posted March 10th, 2018

By Jordana Cutajar Aquatic Systems has a history of taking the lead on the environment, becoming more “green” with each passing year. In 2018 the company undertook initiatives to further enhance our environmentally-sound manner of business by establishing a dedicated sustainability protocol.  The goal is to reduce the company’s waste stream and carbon footprint. Environmental… Read More

Pond Podcast: On Golden Pond

Posted January 20th, 2018

On Golden Pond This podcast covers a broad range of topics about lakes and ponds taken from email and calls to the program from people living and working in different types of communities. The host and Robbin talk about the different water levels in lakes and what they mean. They also remind property managers and… Read More

Florida Storm Water Retention

Posted December 14th, 2017

Where Does the Rainwater Go? Rain, rain go away. Florida, from one end of the state to the other, typically deals with an extraordinary amount of rainfall during hurricane season. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs noted a cumulative rainfall amount for 2017 of 573 inches. But where does all that water go? Retention… Read More

Keep Your Florida Lake Healthy

Posted December 11th, 2017

6 Ways to Keep Your Florida Lake Healthy and Beautiful. A clean and healthy lake beckons the water enthusiast to it. When the water is pristine and the weather perfect, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and other water activities are enticing. Here are five ways to keep your lake healthy, and your residents happy. #1 Manage the… Read More

Avian Botulism

Posted December 11th, 2017

What’s Wrong with the Ducks? Do the waterfowl living around the lake look unhealthy? Does it appear that they have a limp neck which droops to one side? Are they trying to fly but can’t? Are they trying to move their wings, but can’t? The waterfowl may have of Avian Botulism, commonly referred to as… Read More

Pond Podcast: Managing Your Ponds in a Sustainable Way

Posted June 7th, 2017

Managing Your Ponds in a Sustainable Way Sustainable lake and pond management keeps lakes healthier over the long haul. Listen in while Robbin answers your questions about basic pond and lake problems and how to manage them using long-term, environmentally-sound methods. Where pond issues originate. How to determine where the problem started. How weather can… Read More