Managing and controlling algae can be a time consuming and tedious
task, not to mention a costly effort. Often it seems impossible to
win the battle against these tiny little green (or sometimes other
colored) creatures. Ever wonder "where is all this algae coming
from?". The answer is literally "all around you". Algae
spores can become airborne, and often find there way into pools and
various facility equipment by way of rainfall. Once a colony is
established, they can be quite difficult to get rid of. Of course
in a pond, you will want some algae to promote a healthy
eco-system, however algae blooms, and scum covered ponds are not exactly
what most people seek to achieve.
To successfully control and manage algae, one must keep it from
either entering the system (nearly impossible), or kill the spores
and keep it from reproducing in an uncontrolled manner. We use
this later method to help our clients.
ECMI helps clients manage algae
in pools, spas, ponds, cooling towers, holding tanks, etc.
by implementing Hydropath-P units on associated systems. Some
systems may need a minor amount of residual disinfection to help out the
process, however this is typically done with trace amounts of chlorine
(as little as .5 PPM in cooling towers).
It is interesting to note that AquaKLEAR with
Hydropath Technology has
been successfully used in quite large pond applications (even small
lakes) containing life-sustaining ecosystems. While water clarity
is increased to the point that the pond bottom can often readily be
seen, a healthy environment for the aquatic life is still maintained.
While algae blooms and harmful propagation of algae is controlled, the
ecosystems appear to remain intact, and a normal amount of algae can
continue to thrive on rocky surfaces and sub-structures.
It should also be noted that some species of fish which
have advanced mechanisms to detect prey in murky water may show a
reaction to the signal for a temporary period. Gold fish, for one,
seem to be affected by this, and have been noted to swim erratically for
a while, but then later acclimate. Koi, on the other hand, seem to
thrive quite well with this technology, never showing any negative
side effects, and (from reports we have received) tend to grow faster and larger. More studies
in this area are being conducted.
Koi dealers interested in
conducting research regarding Hydropath Technology are encouraged to contact
us. We will be happy to work with you to integrate Hydropath
into your Koi pond kits, Koi pond biological filter systems, and Koi
pond design plans.
Note to Pond Owners: We have
found that the AquaKLEAR product works best in conjunction with sand or
cartridge filters. Bead media filters have not
proven to be a good application in conjunction with AquaKLEAR, from the
tests we have conducted thus far. Therefore we are not recommending
using AquaKLEAR with bead media systems at this time.
In controlled loop systems such as cooling towers where
algae is completely unwanted, harmful bio-matter can be completely
eliminated by matching the AquaKLEAR units to the system, and by maintaining
minimum flow specifications which exceed the propagation rate of the
unwanted organisms, and using small amounts of residual disinfection.
Kills algae continuously as it
circulates through the filtration system.
Will continue to control algae
(filtration system needs to cycle the water faster than the algae can
Flocculates the algae to improve
filtration and reduce backwashing headaches
Keeps pool sparkling clear
Can be matched to the system to help maintain a healthy
ecosystem in ponds & fountains.
Will help control limescale & staining
problems in the pool.
Keeps limescale from forming within the
piping system or on chlorine generators.
Keeps equipment operating at peek efficiency.
Eliminates costs for chemicals to control algae and reduces scheduled cleaning
cycles of facility equipment.
None of the down-sides associated with
copper or heavy metal treatments.