Edge's Aquatic Services
Pond & Lake Management Service
Serving Savannah, Macon & Valdosta-Georgia (GA) Area
Large Pond & Lake Management
Edge's Aquatic Services
Onsite Pond Evaluation / Consultation
Proper pond management practices should always start with an assessment and inspection of the current conditions in the pond. We provide pond & lake assessment services for Savannah, Macon, Valdosta, Treutlen County, Georgia(GA) and surrounding areas.
An important first step in assessing your pond is to determine the primary objectives for your pond and understand the limitations this will place on other uses. Ponds are frequently used in several ways to satisfy more than one objective. For example, having water available in the pond for rainwater retention may satisfy one objective without interfering or conflicting with other objectives such as swimming or fishing. Multiple-use ponds are fine as long as the uses are compatible. When conflicting or incompatible uses are desired, it is necessary to assign priorities to the owner's objectives.
Assessment of existing fisheries in the pond is important for future management decisions regarding stocking, harvest, and habitat requirements.
The Pond Watershed and Sources of Water
Many pond uses and management strategies will require an understanding of the pond watershed and sources of water. The pond watershed includes the area of land surrounding the pond that contributes water to it. Identifying the pond watershed is important because anything that occurs within this area can impact the pond. Locating a pond in an undisturbed area or minimizing disturbance and land-use changes within the pond watershed are important components of protecting a pond, in our area of Savannah, Macon, Valdosta, GA & surrounding areas.
Aquatic Plants and Algae
Identifying and inventorying the aquatic plants and algae growing in the pond during the summer is valuable to determine the existing health of the pond and potential problems in the future.
Pond Muck / Sediment
A common problem among older ponds is sedimentation. Depending on the source of water, ponds may fill up over time with sediment. As sediment fills in the pond, the growth of aquatic plants and algae will generally increase, due to increased sunlight penetrating the shallower water.
A pond assessment should include routine testing of the pond water quality. Water tests are helpful to document existing problems and monitor for important changes in water quality. The parameters that should be tested in your pond will depend on your intended uses for the pond.
Contact Us if you live in our service area of Savannah, Macon, Valdosta, Georgia & surrounding areas, and we would be happy to help with anything you may need to make your large pond or lake the best it can be.
Preventive Pond Maintenance Plans
A pond in the Treutlen County, Georgia (GA) & surrounding area is just like your lawn. It needs routine maintenance or it will require an expensive renovation.
Entering into a full-service maintenance Agreement with us is easy and cost-effective. With it we simply do everything necessary throughout the year to achieve your objectives, including a detailed report after each maintenance visit.
We are in the unique position of being able to “do it all”: stock and increase growth of pond fish, install and maintain fountains, control vegetation and manage water quality for productivity and attractiveness. During our visits, we monitor developing conditions so corrective action can be taken early to prevent expensive problems from developing later.
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Corrective (as-needed) Maintenance
Don’t need an annual maintenance agreement? We provide all of our services on an as-needed basis.
• Water Quality Analysis & Enhancement
• Fountain / Aeration Sales, Installation & Repairs