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Pond Algae – The Good, Bad, and Ugly

“Algae” is often a catch-all term for many nuisance aquatic plants. However, that’s doing this diverse species a considerable disservice. While there are many nuisance species of algae, there are also some 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—whether it’s an HOA, golf course, or backyard pond. We will look at

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Stormwater Retention Pond Maintenance

Proper maintenance of your stormwater retention pond is critical to ensuring its health and longevity throughout the year. Far too often, these small bodies of water turn into potential safety hazards that threaten wildlife, safety, and property values. Mosquitoes, algae, and Mother Nature’s eventual reclamation of the pond pose constant challenges to those tasked with its maintenance. We will share a few tips on successfully maintaining your stormwater retention pond so it continues to look

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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 courses 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, we have a little advice. Winter can be challenging for pond owners

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Why Does Your Pond Need Plants?

A pond without plants is nothing more than a hole in the ground filled with water. While water is attractive, supplementing it with plants makes it even better. They’ll help improve the aesthetics and provide critical life-support systems for the animals and fish that live in them. Regardless of whether you’re a homeowner or HOA/golf course manager tasked with the maintenance and upkeep of the ponds, here are a few reasons why you should consider adding some

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How do We Turn Our HOA Pond into a Fishpond?

A local pond adds value and enhances the lives of its residents. It’s aesthetically pleasing, acts as an emergency stormwater retention device, and increases the value of nearby homes. Residents often request the addition of game fish from their Homeowner association. Fulfilling this request is easier said than done. You can’t run to the live fish store, buy some trout or bass, and throw them into the pond. Fish require a delicate balance of water

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How to Clean Murky Pond Water

Have you ever noticed that your pond’s water is crystal-clear in the winter and murky pea-green in the summer? This is due to various natural processes that cause water to turn murky or clear. In the summer, frogs, turtles, and even fish are active. They eat food, produce waste, and stir up the nutrients on the bottom of the pond, which can lead to cloudy water or even an algae outbreak. In the winter, fish

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