Chemicals Used to Maintain the Pond and Common Grounds

The Lake Pointe Estates Homeowners Association strives to maintain our pond and common grounds in the most environmentally friendly and cost effective manner.

Pond maintenance is provided by Marine Biochemist. Marine Biochemists posts chemicals used in the treatment of algae and other invasive or nuisance aquatic vegetation around the pond as required. To view Spray reports for the lake treatments this year as of 6-23-11 click here.

The Chemicals used in the treatment of the pond are listed below along with their MSDS sheet for your reference.

CUTRINE-PLUS, under field conditions, is effective in controlling a broad range of algae including: Chara, Spirogyra, Cladophora, Vaucheria, Ulothrix, Microcystis and Oscillatoria. CUTRINE-PLUS has also been proven effective in controlling the rooted aquatic plant, Hydrilla verticillata. The ethanolamines in CUTRINE-PLUS prevent the precipitation of copper with carbonates and bicarbonates in the water. Waters treated with CUTRINE-PLUS may be used for swimming, fishing, drinking, livestock watering or irrigating turf, ornamental plants or crops immediately after treatment.  At Lake Pointe this is the primary algae control chemical. Click here for MSDS

AQUASHADE, is a concentrated liquid formulation for use in contained lakes and ponds. Contains a blend of blue and yellow dyes to block out specific light rays critical to photosynthesis. Aquashade is EPA registered for aquatic plant growth control. No restrictions on swimming, fishing, irrigation or stock watering.  At Lake Pointe Aquashaed is used to control aquatic plant growth by limiting the amount of sunlight that reaches the submerged plants. Click here for MSDS


HARVESTER® is a nonvolatile herbicidal chemical for use as a general herbicide to control weeds in commercial greenhouses and nurseries; ornamental seed crops flowers, bulbs, etc. landscape, industrial, recreational, commercial, residential, and public areas; turf renovation (all turf areas except commercial sod farms); dormant established turfgrass (bermudagrass, zoysiagrass –nonfood or feed crop); and aquatic areas.  At Lake Pointe Harvester is used in limited applications to control pond weeds such as Sego Pond weed.  Click here for product label information. 

Click here for MSDS


AUQUATHOL K - is a 40.3% Endothall liquid concentrate soluble in water used to treat a broad range of aquatic leafy plants. Aquathol K has a wide margin of tolerance for fish and other aquatic animals. At Lake Pointe Aquathol K is used as an on a limited basis as an alternative to Harvester to control weeds such as Curly Leaf Pond Weed and Sego Pond Weed. Click here for MSDS.


Treatment of invasive or nuisance vegetation in public areas around the pond is conducted by volunteers. Chemicals applied are listed below along with their MSDS sheets for your referance

ORNAMEC takes out unwanted grass without injury to desirable fescue lawns and zoysia turf.  ORNAMEC also kills unwanted grass without injury to desirable broad leaf plants, conifers, newly emerging ornamentals and recent transplants.  This Over the Top Grass herbicide is labeled for use on over 500 plant species. At Lake Pointe Ornamec is used to control invasive turf grasses in the wildflower beds and to control invasive Reed Canary Grass in natural areas. Click here for MSDS.

Prosecutor®  Is a broad-spectrum, non-selective, glyphosate product similar to Roundup. Offers control in 24-48 hours. Minimal soil residual.  At Lake Pointe Prosecutor is used in the front flower beds to elminate weeds and to control growth of grass and weeds under trees and shrubs in upland areas. Click here for MSDS.

Menard's Premium Weed and Feed lawn fertilizer and weed control. Used at Lake Pointe for the out-lot on Puetz and spot treatment near the west path. Click here for MSDS.

As of 7/25/11 here is a listing of the quantities of chemicals used at Lake Pointe

Cutrine Plus  - 10 gallons

Aqathol K-  4 gallons

Harvester -  1 Gallon

Ornemec -  8 oz

Prosecutor - 10 oz

Menards Premium Weed and Feed SKU 2601602   -  3  10,000 square foot bags
















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