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. NOW HIRING!
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.
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