With forecasters predicting a hot summer ahead of us, fair-weather golfers will be prompted to gingerly release their clubs from their caddies and flock back to the golf club. High temperatures bring a number of maintenance challenges for course managers, but they particularly need to keep a weather eye on their ponds, lakes and water features to ensure presentation is perfect across the course.
That’s because weed and algae can grow at a staggering rate during the summer months. As sunlight penetrates the water’s surface, algae flourishes and can soon suffocate a water feature’s oxygen supply. Left to fester, foul odours and even fish deaths quickly follow, with the affected golf course water feature offending the very customers it was aimed to please.
Aeration is the answer. And water-quality management expert Otterbine’s aerating fountains and aerators provide an eye-pleasing and practical solution to preventing just these problems. The units work by helping to maintain efficient water circulation to achieve optimum oxygen levels, and keep water healthy and appealing.
Top product picks for keeping ponds, lakes and water features clean and clear this summer include:
Perfect for lakes less than 15 feet deep, meanwhile, surface spray systems provide the most effective aeration for small ponds and water features. By combining the surface and bottom waters, these systems break up thermal stratification and create convection patterns that break up algae mats. Check out the Sunburst aerating fountain, which provides excellent aeration as well as displays a conservative yet striking spray pattern.
For more information on Otterbine aerators and aerating fountains, or to arrange a free demo, contact distributor Lely UK on 01480 226848, email email@example.com or visit www.otterbine.com