Pond Management Articles

  • Handling pond maintenance and patching leaks on your own

    If you have a pond on your property, you know it can add value and a special touch to your home's overall look. However, pond maintenance and patching leaks are necessary from time to time in order to keep that pond looking great. If you think pond maintenance and patching leaks is necessary, read the below article for some easy tips. Confirming You Have a Pond Leak Before getting ...


    By Pondpro2000

  • Make pond repair a snap with PondPro

    Pond repair can be labor intensive, costly and frustrating. If you've ever experienced that sinking feeling when you realize that the water level in your pond is steadily decreasing, you know what a hassle repairing leaks can be. For most pond owners, it brings up visions of buying a liner and hoping it will fit and will provide the coverage you need and perhaps repeating the process more than ...


    By Pondpro2000

  • Build your pond to last with a liquid liner

    Build a pond without providing proper sealing and you'll probably be watching your money getting washed down the drain. Pond cracks, pond holes and pond leaks can be a persistent and costly problem so heading them off before they start in the construction process is a very good idea. That means paying particular attention to lining your ...


    By Pondpro2000

  • Make pond repair a snap with PondPro

    Pond repair can be labor intensive, costly and frustrating. If you've ever experienced that sinking feeling when you realize that the water level in your pond is steadily decreasing, you know what a hassle repairing leaks can be. For most pond owners, it brings up visions of buying a liner and hoping it will fit and will provide the coverage you need and perhaps repeating the process more than ...


    By Pondpro2000

  • Is Water RunOff Effecting my Pond?

    What is Water RunOff? Runoff is precipitation that did not get (infiltrated) absorbed into the soil, or did not evaporate, and therefore made its way from the ground surface into places that water collect. Runoff causes erosion, and also carry chemicals and substances on the ground surface along to the ponds, lakes and rivers where the water ends up. ( ...


    By Keeton Industries, Inc.

  • Algae Problems

    Almost everywhere where water is being stored, algae problems may occur. When water is stagnant, has a high temperature or a high concentration of Nitrates and Phosphates, an algae bloom might occur, which can cause several problems. Blue-green algae growth can cause a foul odour to the water, a layer of scum on the surface and even pose a health risk. Green algae may colour the water green, look ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Effects of silver nanoparticles to the freshwater snail Physa acuta: The role of test media and snails' life cycle stage

    Silver nanoparticles (AgNP) are highly used worldwide, which will most likely lead to their release to the environment and subsequently increase environmental concentrations. Therefore studying AgNPs' deleterious effects to organisms is crucial to understand their environmental impacts. The freshwater snail Physa acuta was chosen to evaluate the potential deleterious effects of AgNP and ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Case Study - Sinkhole: Leaking Retention Pond

    Scan for liner leaks in retention pond Objective:  Map the extent of a sink hole and locate zones where water is leaking from a pond Date:  January 20, 2015 Site: Retention pond and sink hole near Lenoir City, Tennessee, USA Instrument:  SuperStingR8 with 112 total electrodes arranged in a 4x28 3D grid with 16x8ft spacing ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Development of Helisoma trivolvis pond snails as biological samplers for biomonitoring of current‐use pesticides

    Non‐target aquatic organisms residing in wetlands are commonly exposed to current‐use pesticides through spray drift and runoff. However, it is frequently challenging to measure exposure due to rapid dissipation of pesticides from water and reduced bioavailability. Our hypothesis is that freshwater snails can serve as bioindicators of pesticide exposure based on their capacity to passively ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Do you Have Sludge Build Up in Your Pond?

    Smelly and Muddy Water Ponds and lakes naturally accumulate sludge and nutrients that lead to eutrophication and eventually pond or lake death. Natural succession is driving all lakes and ponds to become meadows and eventually forest. To slow or reverse this process and maintain a lake or pond beneficial microbes are critical. These beneficial microbes improve water quality by ...


    By Keeton Industries, Inc.

  • Sunlight-Blocking Covers Control Algae, Reduce Operational Costs at California Utility

    The Utility: The Santa Clara Valley Water District (the District) manages an integrated water resources system that includes the supply of clean, safe water, flood protection, and stewardship of streams on behalf of Santa Clara County's 1.8 million residents. The district effectively manages 10 dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, an advanced recycled water ...

  • Bozeman wastewater treatment plant, Crisafulli FLUMP with pond liner protection system-case study

    Paul Layton, Assistant Superintendent, City of Bozeman, MT Public Works Dept. Commenting on the Crisafulli FLUMP with Crisafulli’s Pond Liner Protection System Purchased in 2003 for Bozeman’s Wastewater Treatment Plant "I really like the remote-control aspect of the unit. We can just have an operator sitting up here on the shore, out of the sludge, operating in a very clean ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Drinking water contributes to high salt consumption in young adults in coastal Bangladesh

    Increasing salinity of freshwater from environmental and anthropogenic influences is threatening the health of 35 million inhabitants in coastal Bangladesh. Yet little is known about the characteristics of their exposure to salt (sodium), a major risk factor for hypertension and related chronic diseases. This research examined sodium consumption levels and associated factors in young adults. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effects of physical and morphometric factors on nutrient removal properties in agricultural ponds

    Effects of physical and morphometric factors on nutrient removal properties were studied in small agricultural ponds with different depths, volumes, and residence times in western Japan. Average residence time was estimated to be >15 days, and it tended to decrease from summer to winter because of the increase in water withdrawal for agricultural activity. Water temperature was clearly ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Algae control in recreational pond

    Located in Craigmyle, Torphins (Scotland), the 3845 square meter pond was covered with dark green pond weed.  An e-line system was installed to control the algae. The Challenge: Green Algae Mats Covering the Pond’s Shores Located in Craigmyle, Torphins, Scotland, the 3,845 m2 pond was covered with dark green pond weed. For years, the image of the pond was ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Blending microbes demands gentle touch

    Environmental-restoration product manufacturer requires fast, uniform, gentle blending of powdered microbes, enzymes and nutrients The microbial formulations that United-Tech, Inc. produces are used to break down or detoxify a broad array of complex, often-toxic organic compounds, greasy spills and other contaminants in a variety of ...

  • Effect of algal recycling rate on the performance of Pediastrum boryanum dominated wastewater treatment high rate algal pond

    Recycling a portion of gravity harvested algae promoted the dominance of a rapidly settling colonial alga, Pediastrum boryanum (P. boryanum) and improved both biomass productivity and settleability in High Rate Algal Pond (HRAP) treating domestic wastewater. The effect of algal recycling rate on HRAP performance was investigated using 12 replicate mesocosms (18 L) that were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Characterization of methane flux from photosynthetic oxidation ponds in a wastewater treatment plant

    Photosynthetic oxidation ponds are a low-cost method for secondary treatment of wastewater using natural and more energy-efficient aeration strategies. Methane (CH4) is produced during the anaerobic digestion of organic matter, but only some of it is oxidized in the water column, with the remaining CH4 escaping into the atmosphere. In order to characterize the CH4 flux in two ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Regulations concerning natural swimming ponds in Europe: considerations on public health issues

    Natural swimming ponds (NSPs) are a new type of recreational water facility characterized by the substitution of traditional disinfection with biodepuration. While this feature meets esthetic desires of users, specific concerns on public health issues have been raised by the scientific community and local authorities. The absence of a European directive applicable to these environments leaves ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Simple design criteria and efficiency of hydrodynamic vortex separators

    Vortex separators still draw attention from specialists investigating the process of removing particles suspended in liquids. The devices are locally applied for waste water treatment in different systems – from storm waste water sewerage to water circulation in fish ponds. However, the methods for separator design presented in the literature are questionable. The paper presents two ...


    By IWA Publishing

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