Their microscopic spores are continuously introduced by wind, dust storms, rain showers, etc.
When algae overtake the water surface and prevent adequate sunlight penetration, water quality deteriorates due to minimal oxygen transfer.
Ponds are settling basins for nutrients washing in from the land. Runoff from fertilized lawns accelerates nutrient loading and alga growth in a pond.
The SonicSolutions® ultrasonic waves cause the algae to die. Aeration helps maintain the oxygen supply creating a balanced environment for other aquatic life.
Aerobic microbes break down nutrient rich organic matter allowing for fewer nutrients available for alga growth in the water column.
SonicSolutions® uses the resonance of the ultrasonic waves to disrupt alga cells. The submerged transducer is programmed to generate ultrasonic waves that are directed at the vacuole of the algae.
These waves weaken the cell membranes resulting in a leakage of cytoplasm and a collapse of the cell into a dense brown mass. The cells may remain buoyant for up to 4-5 weeks after exposure, although they are no longer viable.
The ultrasonic waves extend only in front of the transducer unit. The SonicSolutions® Algae Control device emits ultrasonic waves that “fan out” at approximately 180o from the front of the transducer.
The nutrient level, turbidity, shape of the body of water and latitude affect the coverage area. The potential coverage for the SS 400 model can be as much as 1.5 acres and for the SS 500 model up to 3 acres.
- Eliminates Algae in Water Storage Areas
- Complete coverage
- Low maintenance
- Safe for fish, plants & other aquatic life
- Solar powered version available