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How to Keep Your HOA Pond Water Clean and Clear

HOA ponds, also known as stormwater retention ponds, are an important component of the drainage system of your community. They help prevent localized flooding by slowing down or completely suppressing large deluges of water that arise from a rainfall event. They also retain water for a sufficient period of time such that any attached sediment and pollutants will settle down to the bottom of the pond. The cleansed water is then released into nearby streams

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Should our HOA Pond Have Fish?

If you’re a homeowner’s association (HOA) manager and are tasked with the upkeep and maintenance of the ponds in your community, you may have had a few residents ask if you could stock them with fish. While the idea of walking across the street with your kids on a Saturday morning to do some local fishing may seem like a good idea, there’s a lot to take into consideration before you start dumping trout, catfish,

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How Do You Prevent Lake and Pond Erosion?

The shoreline of any pond or lake is an important barrier that helps keep the water clean and prevents it from filling up with mud and debris. Come the springtime months, many HOA and golf course pond managers will find that the shorelines are starting to erode. Shoreline erosion is a natural process that takes place over time. There are many reasons why it tends to erode, but also many things managers can do to

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Pond Algae – The Good, Bad, and Ugly

The word “algae” is often used as a catch-all term to describe many nuisance aquatic plants. However, that’s doing this diverse species a considerable disservice. While there are many nuisance species of algae out there, there are also some very good ones from which aquatic life in your pond cannot exist without them. Algae play a vital role in the health and longevity of any natural or man-made body of water—no matter if it’s an

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Stormwater Retention Pond Maintenance

Proper maintenance of your stormwater retention ponds is critical to ensuring their health and longevity throughout the year. Far too often, these smaller bodies of water turn into potential safety hazards that threaten lives, safety, and even property values. Mosquitoes, algae, and the eventual reclamation of the pond by mother nature pose a constant challenge to those tasked with their maintenance. We want to show you a few tips on how you can successfully maintain

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How to Keep Pond Fish Alive in the Wintertime

American Underwater Services works on ponds and lakes nationwide. Many HOAs and golf course have beautiful ponds to enhance their appearance and in many cases those ponds have fish. HOA and golf course managers understand the added value these fish ponds bring to the property and each winter they get concerned about how to make sure their fish survive. As experts in pond cleaning, here is American Underwater Services’ advice. Winter can be a tough

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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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