Water Garden Design
Kyle Jensen - Orlando Architect
Orlando Water Garden Design
Periphyton Water Gardens removes nutrients and exports pollution with algal harvesting. Periphyton Water Gardens car beautiful and the perfect functional amenity for a lake side park. With extensive experience in Periphyton Filtration and water garden designs, Mr. Jensen will work with you to design your perfect water garden system.
The Periphyton Filter was originally developed as an aquarium filter by Dr. Walter Adey at the Smithsonian Institution Marine Systems Laboratory. Mr. Jensen worked with the Smithsonian for a decade advancing the Science and developing new applications. Periphyton Filters are capable of creating such high water quality it is used to support exotic marine coral reef cultures which are super sensitive to water pollution.
The Periphyton Water Garden still operates in Wade View Park in Orlando. Is was designed to be a decorative shallow sculpture with a large Sun Dial that provides harvestable culture area to maintain Lake Wade. Regulators measured significant nutrient removal using this method funding dried up for harvesting the surface. While the system has been altered by progress and changed over the years, it does still operate providing benefits to the Lake.
Attached algal filters can be designed to maintain high water quality in landscaping ponds and water features. The system has been successfully used in swimming pools, including the Natural Pools now popular as non-chemical systems.