Blue-green algae

Blue-green algae

Blue-green algae are unfortunately an increasingly common problem. Increasing water temperatures, especially at locations with stagnant water, causes odour nuisance, a lack of oxygen and subsequent fish kill, mosquito infestations and even blue-green algae.

What are blue-green algae?

Blue-green algae are microscopically small organisms living in fresh water. When their cells deteriorate, the algae get a typically blue-green colour. A large presence of these algae is a clear sign that something is wrong with the water quality.

Some blue-green algae are poisonous. If you swim in contaminated water, poisonous substances may enter your body, which causes illness. Especially children are vulnerable, as it’s easier for them to unintentionally swallow water while swimming. Pets are at risk too, as drinking contaminated water or licking their exposed coat makes them ingest these algae too.

Once blue-green algae are detected in public swimming ponds and recreational lakes, they are often immediately closed. Unfortunately, this is occurring more each year.

Improving the water quality helps to prevent problems

Streaming and aerated is crucial for improving water quality, contributes to an improved degradation of organic substances and improves oxygen management.

Mixing water layers and adding oxygen causes for a significant increase in water quality and a reduction in temperature, preventing algae from developing.

To accomplish this, AUGA manufactures aerators and mixers. These propeller pumps – available in floating or mounted solutions – are able to move and aerate large quantities of water while using little energy to do so.

This permanently present equipment starts operating early in the year and maintains the balance in your water quality. It’s not even required to have it run 24/7.