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Lake and Pond Management to Keep Your Water Healthy

lake and pond managementIf your business has a lake or pond on its grounds, chances are you understand how important it is to maintain the appearance of the lake or pond in order to keep your customers returning. Whether you have a small decorative pond or a lake that your visitors often use for recreation, keeping a large body of water clean and healthy can be difficult to handle in addition to all your other tasks. By leaving your lake and pond management to a professional, you can spend more time running your business without having to worry about what’s growing in your pond.

Regular Lake and Pond Management and Cleaning

Depending on the size of your body of water and where it’s located, there are a number of tasks that should be completed on a regular basis to keep your water clean, free of bad odors, and acceptable to your customers or guests. Our professional lake and pond management company will perform a number of tasks throughout the year to ensure your pond is healthy and free of odors, mosquitoes, and weeds. Work with our qualified company that will perform tasks such as:

  • Water Inspections and Treatments
  • Fish Stocking for Insect and Weed Control
  • Protecting Surrounding Ecosystem
  • Invasive Species Management and Prevention
  • Algae and Weed Control
  • Aeration and Fountain Management

Contact us today at 1 (800) 666-5253 to learn more about our services or to schedule your next appointment.

Benefits to Fish Stocking

lake and pond managementAt Lake Doctors, we utilize the practice of fish stocking for many aquatic reasons while we perform our lake and pond management services. Fish stocking is the raising of fish in a controlled area, such as an incubator, to release them into waterways, such as lakes and ponds, to help populate the existing body of water. Below we list the many benefits to fish stocking.

  • Environmentally Balanced

Ensuring your body of water contains a diverse population of fish is an integral part of creating an environmentally balanced lake and pond. It is important to consider what fish are native to your area and will provide appropriate benefits to your lakes. Our comprehensive aquatic services can help identify your specific needs.

  • Help Maintain Weed Problems

Lakes that suffer from problematic weeds can benefit significantly from an integrated aquatic management program that combines herbicide application and fish stocking to help eliminate harmful weeds. Stocking your lakes and ponds with Triploid Grass Carp is a great way to naturally remove specific weed problems.

  • Recreational Use

For the fisherman in all of us, stocking your bodies of water with fish is a great way to ensure you catch something! The Sunshine Bass is a great fish to have in your lakes for a large catch that is sure to impress your friends.

Contact us today at 1 (800) 666-5253 to learn more about our lake and pond management services and our fish stocking options.

Armored Catfish

Biologist Geoff Camp with an armored catfish at a lake in Cape Coral, Florida.The Loricariids, also known as “armored catfish,” are a popular aquarium fish that use their suckered mouths to clean algae and detritus build up from the tanks. This cleaning behavior, which is helpful in tanks, is devastating to aquatic plant life since their activities erode local shorelines up to ten feet.

These prehistoric looking catfish have thick, boney plates and are also referred to as Plecostomus or Plecos. Depending on the species, they can grow to lengths up to 24 inches and can weigh up to three pounds. They are native to tropical South America and Central America and were introduced to Florida in the 1950s for use in aquariums.

In the wild, armored catfish will create long burrows along a shoreline, and the female will deposit her eggs. The burrows can collapse from the weight of a human, making them a nuisance and a hazard that can cause injury and increase the likelihood of erosion along canal and shorelines.

Armored catfish have been added to the growing list of non-native fish in local waters, and they are likely not going anywhere due to their adverse impact on the balance within the environment. Contact us today at 1 (800) 666-5253 to learn more about our lake and pond management services.

Biologist Geoff Camp with an armored catfish at a lake in Cape Coral, Florida.

Stay Informed on The Lake Doctor’s Blog

lake and pond managementWe are committed to helping our clients by offering comprehensive lake and pond management through a plethora of aquatic services. Check below to learn more in-depth about a few of the services that we offer.

  • Annual Management Program

Through our annual program, our knowledgeable staff will visit your lake and ponds to conduct a thorough aquatic survey that determines any potential risks and issues. We identify types of weeds, water clarity, water species, and other informative details that can affect your water source.

  • Weed Control and Algae Treatment

Through our weed control and algae treatment, we can help bring life back to your ponds and lakes. When algae and weeds become uncontrollable, they can consume oxygen levels found in the water, causing harm to fish and other wildlife.

  • Lake Fountains & Aeration Systems

We offer several different brands of lake fountains and aeration systems, while providing seamless installations for an added convenience to our customers. Our aeration systems help ponds and lakes have healthy levels of oxygen for wildlife.

We offer many more services than what is listed above. If you are interested in learning more about the aquatic services that we provide to help your ponds and lakes thrive, contact us today at 1 (800) 666-5253.