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Top 5 Treasure-Laden Salvaged Shipwrecks

At American Underwater Services, we specialize in commercial diving services. Marine salvage is one of our areas of expertise. The majority of the vessels we’ve recovered from the depths of the ocean or lakes are commercial or personal pleasure craft. For this blog post though, we’re going to have some fun and look at the top five treasure-laden shipwrecks that have been salvaged over the past few decades. These include pirate ships, Spanish treasure galleons,

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What to Do After You’ve Salvaged Your Boat?

There’s an old saying that the two happiest days in a boat owner’s life are the day they buy the boat and the day they sell it. For those boat owners who have had to salvage it off the bottom of a lake or ocean, the day they get rid of it can’t come soon enough. Unfortunately, that is often easier said than done. The costs of repairing a vessel recently raised from the depths

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Is Nutrient Loading the Cause of Algae Outbreak in Your HOA or Golf Course Pond?

If your job involves maintaining golf courses or HOA ponds, you’re familiar with nuisance algae and vegetation outbreaks. One of the biggest and most dangerous outbreaks is cyanobacteria or blue-green algae. It’s toxic to pets, livestock, and humans. Most professional treatments on the market will kill the bacteria, but a poisonous residue is left over when they die, which can cause great harm. Read on to learn more about how to help prevent nutrient loading in your

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Prepare your pond for winter

There’s No Better Time Than Now to Prepare Your Ponds for Winter Early fall is a great time to spend a few days preparing your HOA or golf course ponds for the upcoming winter freeze. The effort you put in now will extend benefits far beyond winter and spring. There are a few critical pond maintenance tasks you should accomplish during the fall months, which will allow your pond to flourish once the spring thaw

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Does Your HOA or Golf Course Pond Suffer from Emergent Weeds?

The plant life in your HOA or golf course pond contributes significantly to maintaining the health and balance of the ecosystem. Most species of common water weeds benefit the fish and other aquatic life that reside in the pond. However, when these weeds multiply and take over your body of water, they often have an adverse effect. Emergent weeds can choke the life out of your pond and set up a chain of events, creating

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Is Algae Good or Bad for Your HOA or Golf Course Ponds?

“Algae” is often used as a blanket term to describe many organisms living in water. Algae help keep the pond healthy and maintain ecological balance. We will examine the various kinds of algae and share what you can do to help prevent nuisance blooms from occurring and potentially damaging the ecosystem of your ponds. What Problems Do Algae Blooms Cause? Algae blooms most often occur during the hot months of the year. The intense UV

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Prepare your pond for winter

There’s No Better Time Than Now to Prepare Your Ponds for Winter Early fall is a great time to spend a few days preparing your

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