Natural Pond Management

Blue Dye Metering system Nutrient Reducing Bacteria

Natural or eco-friendly management are some of our more popular services.  There are many products available which are broken down in the categories below:

  1. Pond Dye - food grade pond dye helps to limit sunlight penetration and improve pond color.  There are many diffent shades of dye but blue and black are the most common.  Not all dyes are created equal though!  Some dyes contain blue and yellow which results in a turquoise color while others contain only blue resulting in a darker blue color.  Black dye is great for muddy ponds where blue dye would make it look like a "tidy bowl".  There are even new shades of dye combining blue and black.
  2. Nutrient and Sediment Reduction - this is a very broad category that covers a number of products.
    1. Beneficial bacteria - helps to lower available phosphorus and organic material (muck).  Beneficial bacteria typically comes in 1/2# water soluble packets making it easy to add to the pond every two weeks. (see Triton AP and Triton CW)
    2. Beneficial enzymes - a catalyst technology that helps to clarify water and degrade muck and sludge.  Enyzmes work great when used in conjuction with beneficial bacteria by helping to restore natural balance.  This liquid product can be sprayed over the pond, poured over aeration plumes, or added with our automated metering system. (see Triton AE)
    3. Sludge (muck) pellets - slow-release pellets that sink to the pond bottom to speed up the breakdown of organic waste (muck). They penetrate and degrade pond muck by delivering essential bio-stimulants and sludge-eating bacteria directly to where they are needed most. Works great for whole pond applications and spot treatments along channels and beaches.  Typically applied every once per month throughout the season and we've seen reductions up to 9" per year!  (see Triton SRP)
    4. Aluminum sulfate - commonly referred to as alum, it is applied over the surface of the pond to reduce phosphorus and suspended sediments.  We also carry Alum Plus which is a liquid product suited for delivery using our automated metering system (Alum and Alum Plus cannot be shipped).
    5. Nitrogen reduction - there has been a lot of focus on phosphorus, but nitrogen is another key component to growth.  As the title indicates, this line of products focuses on nitrogen reduction within the pond.  New for 2013, our Triton NL (Nitrogen Limiting) is a liquid bacteria designed for lakes and ponds with high levels of ammonia, nitrite or nitrate (common in ponds with excessive waterfowl and/or koi). It promotes the nitrification and denitrification reactions and speeds up bacteria metabolism of nitrogen, removing it from the environment.  (see Triton NL or N-Lock)
    6. Nutrient/sediment reduction logs - although this technology has been used for a number of years in erosion control sites, it has been reformulated for pond use.  Floc logs are polymer bricks that are attached above diffuser plumes, under fountains, or below waterfalls and culverts to reduce phosphorus and suspended sediment.  Pond Zingers are a new smaller version of a floc log suited for backyard ponds or streams.  (see Floc Log or Pond Zinger)

LPS provides sales, installation, and application for all products.

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"We've been very pleased with your service and thought the pond, under some really difficult circumstances, stayed clear and weed free all year.  We are happy with our healthy pond and look forward to working with you next year."
-Don H. - Private Pond Owner

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Greenville, WI  54942
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Elkhorn, WI  53121
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