Harmful algal blooms come in response to human activities and result in a major ecological disturbance, intoxicating an entire waterbody and harming most living organisms that rely on it.
In extreme cases, cyanobacterial blooms create “aquatic dead zones” where oxygen is depleted and mass mortality of aquatic fauna is the result.
Similar to the human body that requires medication in order to recover from a disease, an infested water body requires treatment.
Our Lake Guard™ line of products relies on hydrogen peroxide and copper sulfate as a first line of treatment. Each is a US EPA approved algaecide. They have been studied for many years – and have been found to be selective in nature and a minor disturbance, especially in comparison with the alternative, which is having a full-blown bloom.
The case for the floating and slow releasing Lake Guard™ formulation is in fact highlighted through the ecological prysm, as it leverages on an effective and selective treatment while creating the conditions that allow smaller doses to be administered with a much higher precision than ever before.
Field trials with the Lake Guard™ have demonstrated that parallel to the decline in cyanobacterial cell mass in the waterbody, an increase in non-toxic and competing green algae was registered, indicating that the ecosystem was undergoing a healthy transformation whereby natural competitors of the cyanobacteria took control over the ecological niche.