With the lakes being both a beautifying element within the golf course landscape and necessary water storage for irrigation purposes the over-growth of algae was causing several problems:
The problems get exaggerated with higher temperatures and lower than usual rainfall.
The use of non-toxic biological products in lakes and ponds has become very popular recently because it is natural and involves no use of herbicides or algaecides, but this involves an ongoing cost and maintenance. So a non-toxic, all natural alternative with no ongoing cost or maintenance requirements was chosen instead.
The solution was a very simple one. Install two ‘Aqua Conditioners’ into the lake as a non-electrical, non-chemical, catalytic water treatment. By treating the water in this process it disassociates the chemical bonds of the heavily mineralised water. This in turn removes the nutrients the algae feeds on and the algae dies – quickly. The algae is then removed from the lake and the true beauty of the natural clear water soon returns.
Well, as you can see, the results speak for themselves. A once heavily polluted lake with algal blooms was returned to pristine condition within a very short period of time. One of the Aqua Conditioners remains in the lake to provide ongoing water treatment.