SePRO has a solution for every algae control need, from planktonic blooms, to filamentous mat formers, to macroalgae growing up from the bottom of the water. Today we're going to cover some of those products and how they may fit in your approach to algae management and control.
Algae Corner: Controlling Tough Algae with Captain XTR
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SePRO has a solution for every algae control and water quality enhancement need, from planktonic blooms, to filamentous mat formers, to macroalgae growing up from the bottom of the water. So how do you know which solution is right for you? Well, certainly starting with what type of algae you have and characterizing that type of nuisance algae is a good place to start.
So in general, there are three broad groups of algae we can consider when deciding on a solution. Those are the filamentous mat formers, the planktonic or scum formers and those plant-like macroalgae.
Algae can cause many issues within a water resource if not managed. Not only can it look bad and smell bad, it can actually be harmful. There are some types of algae that produce toxins that can impact fish and wildlife, and even humans associated with the water.
Some algae can clog up irrigation intakes. Many people don't like to swim in those thick mats that tickle your toes, and it's hard to get a fishing lure through some of those thick mats as well. So there are a lot of negative issues associated with algae. If you decide you need to manage or want to manage that algae, we’ll cover some options today.
SePRO Corporation has the most complete portfolio of algae solutions to meet your control objectives. What we’ll cover today is a brief overview of a number of SePRO products and how they may fit into your algae management program.
It is also NSF certified for use in drinking water. PAK 27 is a great solution for use around sensitive fish like trout and koi, and it can be used to selectively control nuisance blue green algae in water resources.
To wrap it all up, be sure to keep a close eye on your system. No matter what type of water you have, you could certainly have nuisance types of algae. Start early in your monitoring and management program, and try to get ahead of the algae before it achieves thick, nuisance levels.
Use SeClear early, on a routine program approach to keep those levels from getting out of hand. However, if you come back and it's re-grown or you come to a site and it's already achieved nuisance levels, go right to Captain XTR. If you’re dealing with bottom-dwelling benthic macroalgae, Komeen Crystal is a great product for that. And if you have a sensitive site with fish like trout and koi, PAK 27 would be a good option to start with for your algal management in those systems.
So whether you're being proactive or reactive, or how big or small your water body is, or what type of algae you have, SePRO has a solution to meet your algal management needs.