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Old 03-15-2018, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Selling agent said the owner family has fished the lake for decades.
But forgot to tell you one of the children has three eyes and the other has an extra arm growing out of his bottom.
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Old 03-15-2018, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Mendocino, CA
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Elevation 2500 in the Sierra Nevada of California. Spring fed.
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Old 03-15-2018, 05:32 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Elevation 2500 in the Sierra Nevada of California. Spring fed.
I would almost be willing to bet its suspended minerals, not algae.
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Old 03-15-2018, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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If it is yours enquire about a bubbler system. In fish ponds we use barley straw to fight algae.
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Old 03-15-2018, 07:29 PM
 
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But forgot to tell you one of the children has three eyes and the other has an extra arm growing out of his bottom.
Hahahaha! Whew I needed that! (Couldn't rep you again)

The waters around Oahu suffered from algae bloom when we were there. Supposedly caused by Chemical runoff from lawn products. Screws up the ecosystem.

Your pond looks like it's in a wooded area. Getting it checked is a great idea. I'm sure rehab wouldn't be difficult. You might check your local agriculture agency about it.
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Old 03-15-2018, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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Yeah, in a mountain I don't think I'd be that worried about it.
I live in an area with lake and mountains. We have a major Blue Green Algae problem here now. Happens every summer. The blooms come and go and move. The blooms here are caused by septic runoff, farm runoff, lawn runoff -
lawn chemical treatments, golf course runoff - more chemical treatments, fertilizer run off - don't have to have a farm to have fertilizer - lots is stored at sites that transport it.
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Old 03-15-2018, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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Elevation 2500 in the Sierra Nevada of California. Spring fed.
Oh well, that KEY info! That's probably minerals then. I would still ask for water testing to be done unless they have a current report. Better be safe than sorry! Especially since this could impact future sales.....at some point it will be sold even if you buy it....you won't live forever....that would be a bummer though living in such a beautiful area!
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Old 03-15-2018, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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Elevation 2500 in the Sierra Nevada of California. Spring fed.
Do you know the name of the lake and county?
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Old 03-16-2018, 01:05 AM
 
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Do you know the name of the lake and county?

I'd be really surprised if such a small natural catchment of water like that has a name. It's not a lake, it's a pond, just a little 1/2 acre sized pan or depression in the rocks that catches underground spring water or seasonal run off water.


rhbj03 - Lakes and ponds are two very different environments and if that pond ever did have fish in it in the past then it would likely be because the owners stocked it and fed the fish. Where is the water outlet from the pond, how wide is the outlet and what is the volume and speed of the run off from the pond? If there's no surface water outlet then there is probably no adequate circulation in the pond either. The water looks shallow and stagnant to me and that may be from lack of circulation, algae blooms and/or from mineral sediment build up. That is all acid soil and rock there, the trees visible are acidic trees, so the pond might also have been heavily limed by the owners and you should ask about that. You do need to get the water tested for all possible toxicities.

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Old 03-16-2018, 02:14 AM
 
Location: Mendocino, CA
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Extensive tests likely will not be viable, since the owner has shown the house twice and will likely get an offer soon. I may hold out but others may not. This is seller's market now.

Property is in El Dorado County.
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