Sharing the Success
Once plagued by algae blooms, beach closures, and bad press, Lake Pocotopaug has shown incredible improvements in water quality indicators. Now, beaches are open all summer long for the first time in many years.
With the EverBlue Lakes approach and support from the local community, Lake Pocotopaug is well on its way back to being the beautiful, safe, and natural resource it once was.
“I highly recommend having a conversation with EverBlue Lakes. From the very first conversation I had with John Tucci, I knew we were going to be able to keep the lake open in the very first season. I couldn’t speak highly enough about the process and I know that you’ll be extremely pleased with the results.”
Reversing Decades of Decline
– In Record Time!
In the 1980s, runoff coming into the lake combined with a lack of watershed protections and nearby over-construction began to threaten the lake’s health. In the early 2000s, algae blooms began to plague Lake Pocotopaug throughout the summer. Although they seemed to appear overnight, longtime lake residents knew that the problem was at least two decades years in the making.
John Tucci presents the EverBlue Lakes Solution to more than 200 concerned residents and Town officials.
EverBlue Lakes is awarded a performance-based contract and begins site development to save Lake Pocotopaug.
At the height of the Pandemic Crisis EverBlue mobilizes and completes installation of one of the largest lake aeration systems in the country consisting of 55 patented EverBlue Diffusers and more than 25 miles of airline connected to two shore-based aeration units.
The lake remains clear of harmful algal blooms for the first time in 15 years.
After a great start to the season, the Region experiences historic rainfalls. A harmful algal bloom closes the lake. The EverBlue System recovers the lake within 3 weeks.
In just the second full season of operation the EverBlue Lakes System keeps the lake open with the best water quality in decades.
The lake is free of any signs of harmful algae blooms with long-time residents commenting “I haven’t seen the lake look this good since I was a kid!”
Summer 2024 and Beyond
EverBlue Lakes continues to monitor Lake Pocotopaug, treating it to keep phosphorus levels low, dissolved oxygen levels high, and achieve better water clarity.
Dive Into the Data
This detailed report includes water quality indicators and community feedback.
The EverBlue Promise
I started EverBlue Lakes as Lake Savers, LLC more than 10 years ago to rescue my own lake from invasive Eurasian Water Milfoil, Harmful Blue Green Algae and increasing layers of muck.
We promise to deliver cutting-edge Natural Technologies backed by sound science and an unwavering commitment of service to keep your lake clean, healthy and chemical-free.
We will care for your lake like it is our lake. Our mission is to save lakes…whatever it takes.
President & Founder