Golf Course Water Features Need Management
Well - designed water features that receive basic management will attract more than errant golf shots.
Written by: Jim SkorulskiPublished: 2014 United States Golf Association, Green Section Record Vol. 52 (16) August 8, 2014
This article provides an overview on pond management including pond ecology, factors that cause problem ponds, algae and aquatic plant management, and cost estimates. The author also delivers tangible techniques to evaluate pond problems and best practices to manage them. The pond design and purpose (stormwater, irrigation, water hazard, habitat) also influences management techniques. Using nutrient reduction and inactivation practices (vegetative buffers and subsurface aeration). Are recommended and key to improving water quality.
Do not overlook this tool to manage and improve water quality in your ponds.
Written by: Jim SkorulskiPublished: 2014 United States Golf Association, Green Section Record January/February 2000
This article provides a basic understanding of how water aeration improves water quality, as well as realistic expectations on aeration’s short-term and long-term effects on problem ponds. The author offers pros and cons for using fountains vs. bottom bubbler (subsurface diffused) aeration and offers a primer on oxygen’s role in ponds and lakes.
Dredging Up A New Idea
Using remote dredging technology for golf course ponds
Written by: Patrick J. GrossPublished: 2007 United States Golf Association, Green Section Record May/June 2007
This article provides a description of the dredging problems faced by the Canyon Lake Golf Community in Canyon Lake, California, and the use of remote dredging to address the sediment buildup in the lake.