Which pond aerator should I use?
The single most valuable approach to managing and maintaining a pond or lake is to install an aerator. As your pond ages, it accumulates large amounts of organic matter which depletes oxygen. The higher the organic matter level in your pond, the higher the total oxygen demand.
Oxygen is the fuel that drives all biological and biochemical processes in your water. Without enough oxygen, nothing will decompose and everything will remain stagnant. Fish waste, dead plant material, algae, and other debris will only continue to pile up on the pond floor until there is no longer enough oxygen being produced to keep aerobic bacteria colonies alive.
In addition, the buildup of decaying plant and animal material reduces the clarity of the water, increasing turbidity. Turbidity decreases the amount of light penetrating the water column, reducing photosynthesis and causing plants to grow slower.
Aeration helps promote the growth of beneficial microbes and plants that help break down waste and increases the natural biological balance of a pond. Aeration stops and even reverses the effects of lake aging. For the cleanest, clearest, healthiest pond or lake you should consider a sub-surface aerator today. Let us help you figure out which one is right for you using the tool below, just enter a bit of info and we'll present you with some options!