It's a common problem for park managers: as a recreational resource for the community, it's important to keep any lakes or ponds in the park clean and clear. Also, like other parks departments in the U.S., the County of Los Angeles Parks and Recreation had to find an effective way of doing so that fits their budget. They found their solution with Pro-Act Microbial's All Clearâ„¢.
Warren, RI (PRWEB) October 26, 2007 -- It's a common problem for park managers: as a recreational resource for the community, it's important to keep any lakes or ponds in the park clean and clear. Also, like other parks departments in the U.S., the County of Los Angeles Parks and Recreation had to find an effective way of doing so that fits their budget. They found their solution with Pro-Act Microbial's (http://www.ProActMicrobial.com) All Clearâ„¢.
The Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area is located in eastern Los Angeles County at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains in the city of Irwindale. The 70-acre lake located in the area is popular for sailing, swimming and fishing. Margarita Ramos, superintendent of the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area, contacted Pro-Act Microbial in July with concerns about the increasing weed and algae growth in the lake.
Ramos explained that they had been treating the lake with another product, but it had become expensive. Pro-Act's All Clear was more economical and had positive results when used in other lakes and ponds. Ramos decided to give All Clear a try.
"I explained to Margarita that she had to manage the nutrients in the water in order to get the algae and weeds under control," explains Dr. Chuzhao Lin, Pro-Act's director of research. Pro-Act's proprietary microbes seize the phosphorus in the water and store it inside the cells. The green water of an eutrophic body of water (one with a high nutrient level) gradually disappears.
All Clear also breaks down waste, dead algae and other debris that make the water dark or cloudy. The microbes have the ability to join with each other and with suspended particles in the water and sink to the bottom of the lake. This sedimentation process clears up the water.
Three weeks after the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area began treating their lake with All Clear, their situation had changed dramatically. "What a difference!" Ramos said when she shared her before and after photos. The weeds had started to receded and the algae blooms were mostly gone. And this was just after the first of the monthly treatments.
All Clear can be used to control algae all year long in all types of ponds, including ornamental water gardens containing fish. The treatment can rejuvenate an aging lake by restoring the water quality and improving its health. All Clear is an environmentally friendly application that is safe for all fish, frogs, birds, air, water, soil, plants and the earth.
About Pro-Act Microbial, Inc.
Pro-Act Microbial, the leading supplier of bio-augmentation products, provides highly effective waste treatment systems for the concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO), food waste and the aquaculture industries. The Pro-Act systems treat and stabilize animal waste, making it farmer and environmentally friendly by reducing TSS, BOD, viscosity and odor. The patented treatment systems are energy efficient and provide an excellent opportunity for methane collection and nutrient management while transforming animal waste to a gentle, fast-acting fertilizer. All Clearâ„¢ effectively and naturally cleans ponds and small lakes.
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