Eradicating algae on golf course ponds in Palm Desert| WaterIQ Technologies
For golf aficionados, the Indian Wells Golf Resort represents the pinnacle of golfing nirvana. Hard against the Palm Desert of Southern California, its 36 holes of publicly-accessible golf beckons duffers from across the world, earning Indian Wells a multitude of accolades, including a ranking among Golfweek’s top 20 “Best Courses You Can Play.”
Sculpted out of very arid and sandy topography, Indian Wells Golf Resort today sports meandering streams, natural flowers, striking waterfalls – and about 30 on-course irrigation ponds that require a hefty commitment to keep clear of algae blooms that would prove ruinous to the Indian Wells experience.
Chemical treatment of these ponds, said former Indian Wells General Manager Rich Carter, was a costly and time-consuming exercise that wasn’t always successful in bringing the algae blooms under control.