Learn | Algae and aquatic weed control

Controlling algae in your pond!

Algae are primitive plants that do not have true leaves, stems or roots and reproduce by spores, cell division and fragmentation. They develop from excess nutrients in the water and need sunlight to grow. There are several types of algae that plague most of the ponds: the algae growing on the bottom or edges of […]

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What to do about invasive aquatic weeds in your pond

Identify the invasive aquatic weeds you have in your pond to make sure you are not trying to remove native (indigenous) aquatic plants that are beneficial to your ecosystem. There are many online resources to help you with this. If you are in public waters (a lake or river) be particularly careful, as you could […]

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Control of milfoil with aeration, water circulation, & bacteria

Control of milfoil by combining aeration, water circulation, & bacteria Canadianpond aeration systems are made up of: A compressor powered by electricity, a windmill, or solar power An aeration device; either an Air-Station, usually made up of 2 or 4 individual diffusers or Bubble Tubing™ which is a length of self-sinking tubing that diffuses bubbles. […]

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Green murky waters in the summertime: help!

Summertime at the pond: the heat, the holidays and sometimes…    …green murky waters! There is nothing more dis-heartening than to have your cooler packed and swimming trunks ready for a day at the pond only to find that you have the mother of all algae blooms taking over your prized pond like a scene out […]

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Visible algal blooms? Precautions for you and your family

Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) are aquatic microorganisms that can generally be found in all bodies of water in Québec. They multiply mainly in the summer in water that contains significant amounts of nutrients, particularly phosphorus. A mass of cyanobacteria in a body of water forms what is called an algal bloom or even a scum on […]

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Blue green algae or cyanobacteria

Our lovely corner of the world has been hard hit by numerous blue-green algae blooms over these past few summers. Understandably citizens are concerned about safety, their property investments along the lakeshore and how this affects their recreational activities and lifestyles. We turn to the government to seek information, advice and action which often leaves […]

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Invasive, Non-native, Indigenous Aquatic Plants! What?

The aquatic plants may purify the water column but the topic is far from crystal clear regarding invasive aquatic plants that most don’t want clogging up shorelines, ruining swimming holes, tangling up propellers and tripping water skiers. About invasive and non-native aquatic plants We used to think if an aquatic plant was a non-native plant, […]

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Much needed help for the La Fontaine Park in Montreal

July 10 2017 update Resistant “Zombie” plant alive and thriving within Lafontaine Park (PDF) Myriophylle à épi – Des Laurentides… au Plateau Mont-Royal (PDF – Available in French only)) We at Canadianpond.ca have solutions to manage nuisance aquatic weeds such as those experienced in Lafontaine Park in Montreal where Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophylle à épis a.k.a. […]

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Duckweed, watermeal environmental solution for ponds & lakes

A month-long project of Canadianpond.ca, with the participation of the City of Bromont, was launched on September 5 2013 to rid their pond of duckweed. A common and frequent problem in ponds found in wastewater treatment plants and in urban or decorative ponds is the pervasive presence of duckweed indicating an environment rich in ammonia, […]

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Step-by-step Aquascreen installation in pictures

Aquascreen installation can be done by homeowners in shallow waters without special equipment.  Here (to view pictures, follow link), our team sewed and installed 27 rolls of Aquascreen to cover this 15 000 sq ft pond in 3 days.  Canadianpond.ca’s Aquascreen barrier provides waterfront property owners the positive, long-term control of unwanted and invasive aquatic […]

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