Pond aeration brings the water full of carbon dioxide, Phosphates, Nitrogen, Sulphur and other gasses up to the surface. As a result you get them degassed out of the pond, cleaning the water and improving water quality for aquatic life. Because it lowers the oxygen in the pond to the bottom speeding up decomposition of the sludge. Therefore It takes oxygen to decompose and breakdown bottom sludge buildup. Bottom aeration also speeds up growth of good bacteria so it can help to breakdown the bottom sludge turning it to gasses.
Pond aeration for winterkill prevention in ponds
By removing the sludge and gasses into the air you get rid of nutrients that aquatic weeds and algae need, therefore reducing them in and around the pond. Different sized ponds with different depths need different aeration types. We are very happy to have you call and go over your particular needs. In the winter aeration is important to fish and invertebrate. Too much carbon dioxide produces winterkill of fish. In addition frogs and other pond life will be killed.
Surface Aeration can be surface aerators that put high volumes of water into the air 2-3’ high and 3-4’ wide so again degassing is the key. They come is many different horse powers for the different sized jobs. So It might be an owner’s pond, or a back bay of a larger lake or for fish survival and algae control.
Floating Fountains also offer surface aeration but with more sight and sound. Many different patterns and sizes to choose from gives the owner added value in aeration. Most surface aeration is held in place with 2 tie ropes one to each side for easy installation or removal in the fall. many cottagers put floating fountains in small bays. This will increase the aeration and oxygen in the bay.