Our relationship with SonicSolutions® allows us to provide a low-cost chemical free algae control method. While Pristine Waters’s dredging services will help reduce the nutrients available for algae production, this little guy helps to insure your waterfront stays algae free and pristine. This small, yet highly effective product, disrupts and destroys the vast majority of filamentous and planktonic algae (blue green algae) species and uses less than 10 watts of power.
The SonicSolutions® chemical free algae control unit is a relatively small device that packs a big punch! This unit is set up to float in your pond or lake. With a simple electrical connection (solar kits also available), the device begins working away destroying (and preventing) algae growth. It is relatively innocuous in its appearance. Of course different sized and shaped ponds will require different sized units and in some cases, multiple units.
The ultrasonic sound waves that the SonicSolutions® product emits kill algae in two ways:
1. Blue/green algae: SonicSolutions® hits the harmonic frequency of the gas vesicles (vacuoles) inside the blue/green algal cell and pops them. This causes the algal cell to sink to the bottom of the body of water. There, out of the direct sunlight, it cannot photosynthesize and it begins to starve and become weak. The bacteria at the bottom of the body of water then consume the blue/green algal cells.
2. Other algae: SonicSolutions® hits the harmonic frequencies of the chemical bond that adhere the cytoplasm to the cell walls. When this happens the cytoplasm inside the cell visibly contracts away from the cell walls. In this state the cell can neither consume any food nor get rid of any waste. The cell starves to death over time.
The SonicSolutions® device is used in koi ponds, fish farms and in aquaculture. It produces a range of ultrasonic frequencies that target blue/green and filamentous algae. The SonicSolutions® device does not harm fish, amphibians, reptiles, dogs, humans or plants. The device is not effective on aquatic plants either native or non-native, such as duckweed, water meal, eelgrass, milfoil, and chara. It strictly is intended to provide chemical free algae control. In fact, it is used in municipal water supplies all over the country to insure algae free drinking water!
The SonicSolutions® device is powered by either a grounded outlet or one of our solar panel kits. It draws less than 10 watts of power and in most cases costs less than $50 per year to operate.
Click on the SonicSolutions® logo below to visit their site and learn more about chemical free algae control or contact Pristine Waters today to have us come out and assess your pond, lake, golf course water hazards, wastewater treatment facility, lagoons, municipal water treatment facilities, fish hatcheries, and irrigation ponds. We can offer you a number of solutions to your algae, pond, and lake issues!