When it becomes obvious that herbicides and algaecides are making the situation worse, conventional wisdom would have it that the symptom to focus on is high Phosphorus levels and what is needed is to reduce Phosphorus levels in the water.
There are two ways to do this; chemical precipitation or raising dissolved oxygen levels. Reoxygenating both the water column and the sediments is critical to establishing the necessary physical changes that are needed in order to reverse eutrophication. But precipitating Phosphorus into the sediments does not achieve this.
In seeking to reoxygenate the water body, too often clients are sold “aeration” as a solution and are sucked into “red herring” comparisons of cfm, (cubic feet per minute of air), psi (pounds per square inch of pressure), bubble size or other physical parameter of the aeration system.
At SIS.bio we ensure destratification and reoxygenation of the water column with our RADOR Technology. It is important to understand the difference between what “aeration” and RADOR Technology to avoid costly mistakes.