It's coverage area provides 360 degree protection of most filamentous
and single cell algae species using over 2000 targeted frequencies.
This density of very specific frequencies makes it a safe, non-chemical way, to manage most algae problems.
Ultrasonic Algae Control Is Cost Effective
The unfortunate truth in managing large ponds and lakes is that the
larger the water body, the more expensive it can be to treat. In many
cases, algaecides are recommended to treat an algae problem and while
they can work in the short term, the fact is, the cost of routine use of
an "additive" can well, add up quickly.
It has not been uncommon for us to hear about 30 to 50 acre lakes
being treated with copper algaecides to the tune of $50,000 per year!
Keep in mind, dosage rates and the frequency of use will factor in here,
but in cases where an algaecide is being routinely used, it may make
more sense to consider ultrasound. Where a one time cost of the
equipment could pay for itself in just a few months time.
This is why we also consider ultrasonic algae control as a possible
option in an pond or lake of appreciable size, and particularly one
that's requiring regular treatments with algaecides.
Ultrasonic Algae Control Is Safe
The Pulsar 4000 is safe for fish. Keep in mind, ultrasound
technology is not a new thing. We've been working with it for almost 15
years now, and early on we tested the algae treatment approach to make
sure it was safe for fish. In fact in those early years, we would use
them in Koi ponds of various sizes and currently they are used in
various aquaculture operations to help manage algae safely, without harm
to fish or other aquatic critters.
The Pulsar 4000 Is Easy To Maintain
Ultrasound systems have had one minor but annoying problem. Since
the transducers heat up a bit while in operation, this heat attracts
mineral deposits that are in the water. These deposits can eventually
coat the transducer face and limit the output of the device. Wiper
systems have been used with limited success to try to combat the issue
but the Pulsar takes managing this problem a good bit further.
Each Pulsar uses an anti-fouling, anti-adhesion covering called
Sharklet™, which inhibits mineral deposits from sticking to the
transducer. As well, the Pulsar has a dozen cooling disks on the
transducer to help dissipate heat off the head. These two advances will
greatly reduce the hassle and need to clean the device on a routine
Land And Solar Powered Options Are Available
Pulsar Ultrasound Systems are extremely energy efficient. A yearly
cost to operate in most locations would typically be less than $50 per
year. Standard systems use a land based power supply and a water proof
power cable with lengths ranging from 5 meters up to 120 meters. Since
the transducers emit sound waves in a full 360 degree pattern, center
placement in a pond or lake is best for coverage, although not always
required in smaller ponds.
For larger lakes, the device can be powered with a solar float
platform. Optional telemetry packages are also available with the solar
float and included monitoring for system operations as well as water
The Pulsar comes with a 3 year warranty.
*Specific ranges (radially from the transducer) for the Pulsar 4000 are 60 meters for
biofilm, 150 meters for filamentous algae, and 400 meters for blue-green
If you have questions on the Pulsar Ultrasound System, or would like
to investigate if ultrasound could help with algae issues in your pond
or lake, please contact us here.