Pond Odors From Algae

Posted May 19th, 2019

The Mystery of Pungent Plankton and Malodorous Mats Pond owners sometimes complain about a specific type of odor coming from their pond. Earthy, musty, swampy or even fishy are common descriptions of these odors. Most often these types of odors are a result of algae in your pond. Now let's be very clear, algae are… Read More

Lake Algae

Posted February 3rd, 2019

Lake Algae - What to Expect in the Coming Months The Community Association Institute West Florida Chapter recently published the following article in their Community magazine that Aquatic Systems President, John Gardner penned  for HOA and Community Board members about lake algae. A Necessary Component of a Healthy Lake Algae can make the water green and slimy… Read More

Pond Odors Part 2 – Aeration

Posted January 16th, 2019

Eliminating the Rotten Egg Reek - Add Oxygen By Dr. Josette La Hée, Senior Environmental Research Consultant In Part 1, we learned about the causes of the odor. Low Oxygen + Plenty of Anaerobic Bacteria + Lots of Organic Matter = Hydrogen Sulfide (aka rotten egg odor). Now we can dig deeper into each component beginning with… Read More

Pond Odors Part 1

Posted January 9th, 2019

The Mystery of the Rotten Egg Reek By Dr. Josette La Hée, Senior Environmental Research Consultant Step outside to take a breath of fresh air...and gag! Your pond has decided to get your attention in the most effective way it can. A bad odor coming from your pond is always a sign of something being… 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

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