Lake and Pond Solutions LLC
Lake and Pond Solutions LLC was started in 2001 with a simple goal: Utilize high quality pond products and superior service to provide exceptional and environmentally sound lake and pond management. That is still the goal today.
We are a full service lake and pond management company specializing in pond aeration, pond fountains, algae & weed control, and environmentally friendly products. We pride ourselves in customer service and realize the unique nature of each water body when developing and executing a management plan. You’ll quickly find that we are not just applicators but true lake and pond managers offering a wide range of management techniques to customers throughout Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.
Wisconsin and N. Illinois Service Areas
Lake and Pond Solutions LLC provides customized service within 100 miles of our Elkhorn, WI and Greenville, WI offices. Proudly serving Appleton, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Janesville, Madison, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Rockford, Waupaca, Woodstock, and all surrounding communities.
Over 70 years of combined pond management experience
Algae & Weed Control
Algae and weed control are vital tools in lake and pond management. Proper product selection and concentrations will greatly influence success, and they need to be used responsibly. There are many species of plants and algae, each requiring specific products and concentrations for proper control.
Lake and Pond Solutions, LLC is proudly a PRO Certified Stewards of Water company. Our services for Wisconsin and Illinois lake and pond owners include a professional examination of the site by a degreed biologist to determine the type and extent of the problem vegetation. We work closely with government agency personnel and manufacturers to remain up-to-date on regulations and current technology. We obtain permits, apply the product, and provide follow-up visitations where necessary. Following each weed and/or algae treatment, customers will receive a treatment record highlighting products used, application rates, and use restrictions.
Understanding your resource is a critical component to overall lake and pond management. Lake and Pond Solutions LLC is experienced in many facets of environmental study including stormwater inspection, sediment surveys, water quality analysis, dissolved oxygen monitoring, plant surveys, and sonar mapping.
Fish Stocking & Structures
A pond with a balanced fish population and suitable structure can provide years of enjoyment and sustainability. However, proper planning and management are necessary to ensure fish species compliment each other and don’t become too numerous and stunted. There are many other advantages of a healthy and balanced fish population including reduced mosquito potential, a reduction in available nutrients, and of course, a sustainable food source.
Pond aeration is a key component to a healthy pond. These systems can prevent stagnation, reduce muck, and improve the overall ecosystem. Additionally, a property aerated pond can help to reduce algae production and prevent winter fish kills. Proper design, however, is essential as an undersized system or poor equipment can lead to issues including phosphorus resuspension, an increase in algae production, and even fish kills. It is therefore important to understand your pond’s dissolved oxygen levels and muck accumulation before adding pond aeration.
Pond fountains are an extremely popular way to provide immediate enhancement to any water feature. They create beautiful spray patterns while helping with surface aeration and oxygen. Pond fountains can also provide a soothing ambient sound that can help to drown out traffic sounds. There are many size, pattern, and lighting options now available to increase the aesthetic beauty of any lake or pond.
Pond management is a broad term that has many different facets that work in tandem to achieve common goals. There are many different types of ponds including private, stormwater, commercial, golf course, spring-fed, wildlife, recreational, and more. They all have different functions, designs, and owners with their own specific expectations and budgets. But with the multitude of techniques to manage a pond, how do you decide? That’s where a professional management company comes in!
We utilize an approach that relies on a combination of pond management techniques to achieve your goals. Integrated Pond Management (IPM) takes all appropriate options into consideration to manage the pond in a way that stays within budget while also focusing on long-term outcomes. Our biologists identify the issues, set action thresholds, provide control, and finally, focus on long-term sustainability and prevention.
An on-site consultation provides us the most valuable information in determining an appropriate management strategy. Our service for Wisconsin and N. Illinois customers includes a thorough investigation of the water body including dissolved oxygen and temperature readings, plant/algae identification, acreage measurement (using air photos, GPS, and laser range finders), depth assessment, and soft sediment accumulation. Recommendations are given on site and a management plan and proposal are sent out within the week. Lake and Pond Solutions, LLC staff will stay on site with the customer until all questions are answered!
Aquatic plant surveys are an important tool to highlight changes in an aquatic plant community including exotic species spread. For lakes that perform management (like mechanical harvesting and invasive control), Point Intercept (PI) surveys are required ever five years. Additionally, it is common to perform meander surveys each spring to record invasive species. These aren’t reserved just for lakes though. We can utilize randomized grids and meander surveys for assessing pond plant communities too. Our staff are trained in Aquatic Plant Identification and Survey Methods and can also handle Aquatic Plant Management (APM) Plan updates.
Are you thinking of building a new pond in Wisconsin or Illinois? Our experience biologists can review your existing pond construction design and provide tips and insights regarding final depths, slope, water supply, and beach placement. We will also recommend local excavators, supply and install pond liners, and provide additional pond management services when the project is complete. It is our goal to work closely with you and all chosen pond construction contractors to make sure your pond becomes more than just a vision.
Sonar mapping provides a comprehensive and historical look at your lake or pond. Raw sonar data is uploaded to a specialized program to produce bathymetric, relative sediment hardness, and plant density maps. Mapping the lake or pond over time can help determine areas of change, rates of sedimentation, monitor success of dredging projects, provide accurate volumes, and aid in management decision making. These sonar maps are even available as a Google Earth overlay making review a breeze. This is truly incredible technology that offers associations, districts, and individual pond owners in Wisconsin and N. Illinois valuable information at a reasonable price.
Water Quality Analysis
Annual water quality analysis is an important tool in assessing yearly changes. There are many times over the life of a lake or pond when unusual conditions occur. Past water quality data is very useful in explaining these occurrences and shaping management decisions. The analyses (performed by a state certified lab) available for Wisconsin and Illinois clients includes nutrients (phosphorus and nitrogen), basic chemistry (like pH and hardness), metals, E. Coli bacteria, VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), chlorophyll a, and many others.
Identification of existing problems, finding their causes and recommending protection or rehabilitation techniques are the objectives. This is a crucial step in defining a direction or assessing the results of a management plan.
We pride ourselves in customer service
We realize the unique nature of each water body when developing and executing a management plan. Unlike many companies in the industry who send out unexperienced and/or unqualified individuals, each visit to your property will be performed by a full-time degreed biologist.
Offering a wide range of services using the latest products and techniques
Lake and Pond Solutions, LLC is a full service lake and pond management company specializing in pond aeration, pond fountains, algae & weed control, and environmentally friendly products (pond dye, beneficial bacteria, nutrient reduction).
Our biologists regularly attend industry specific conferences and workshops to stay in-tune with current management technologies and techniques.
NORTHERN WI OFFICE
N1025 Julius Dr.
Greenville, WI 54942
866-LAKE-MGT (toll free)
SOUTHERN WI OFFICE
W4950 County Highway A
Elkhorn, WI 53121
866-LAKE-GUY (toll free)
What Our Customers are Saying
Lake and Pond Solutions, LLC Testimonials
"I wanted to give a shout out to you and your team for putting together such a data rich and graphic rich report. You also did a great job in the narrative and I really liked that you defined the metrics by which you evaluated a successful outcome."
"We have been exceptionally pleased with our first year of service with you. I would dare to say it is the best the pond has ever looked. Thank you for the great work, we look forward to working with your team for years to come."
"YOU ARE OUR HERO!!! The lake is beautiful again! (You should have seen it last year!) I really need to send in a testimonial for your website - on what a fantastic job you did for us!"
"Just wanted to thank you for letting me follow you during your plant survey. It's great to see some of the positive results from your work!"
"Thank you for your hard work. We had many compliments on the pond the past year and we owe it all to you."
"My aerator is awesome! If you ever want to refer anyone to me, I'd be happy to tell them how great this system is!"
"Our realtor advised us that one reason our property was purchased was because of the pond. We have very much enjoyed working with you. Your efforts provided many hours of great fun and added to our knowledge base related to nature."
"I thought that our pond, under some really difficult conditions, looked great and stayed weed free all season"
"In ten years the marina has never looked better and the treatment was a huge success. Thanks for being a successful part of our boating season."
"Everyone, and I mean everyone, is just delighted with the weed situation. Our harvesting budget is way under because there is hardly any EWM left. Lake and Pond Solutions is a first class operation. Thanks for your good work."
"There are lots of people who sell us stuff, rent us stuff, or perform stuff for us. It is VERY refreshing for a company like Lake and Pond Solutions to do the stuff they say they're going to, WHEN they say they're going to do it, and for THE PRICE they said they'd do the stuff for. You are a good company, have good people, and have much to be proud of."
"My pond needs to look great at all times. I am so pleased that you provide complete pond management. Thanks a lot for providing such a great service."
"Honesty and knowledge of your job is why I chose Lake and Pond Solutions last year."