Algae is quick growing and can be potentially toxic to humans and live stock, it can quickly lead to blocked waterways, cause unsightly odours and result in an unhealthy eco systems.
Aquatic Site Maintenance offers a number of services to eradicate Algae. Each situation can be analysed to determine the best cause of action.
The solution can involve physical removal, chemical control, algaecide control, ultra sonic control, aeration, beneficial bacteria, nutrient reduction treatments or a combination of these methods.
There are two main categories of algae that are problematic and broadly include:
Filamentous algae is green in appearance and sometimes brownish in colour if exposed to strong sunlight. It appears floating on the waters surface, amongst submerged rocks or in the shallows of dams and lake edges and is stringy. If left untreated, it can: - Block irrigation pumps - Cause a strong odour and distinct rotten egg smell - Detract from the visual look of the water body - Turn into an algae bloom and take over the water body
Micro algae can contain toxins such as in Blue Green Algae. Micro algae looks like a green oil slick or paint on the waters surface. This form of algae can be toxic to humans, domestic or native animals and birds. It is of most concern when people are in contact with the contaminated water or if it is used for irrigation.
Aquatic Site Maintenance offers a number of services and products to control all types of Algae.
Aquatic Site Maintenance have trained and DPI qualified staff to be able to apply algaecides to control Algae in all types of aquatic environments, including potable water, waste water, irrigation holdings, lakes, dams and ponds.