Lake & Pond Aeration: Equipment, Benefits & Maintenance
SOLitude Lake Management continually strives to promote balanced aquatic ecosystems for the enjoyment of all who enjoy lakes and ponds. A widely used tool to achieve this goal is aeration. Floating fountains, surface aerators, and submersed aerators are highly effective at improving oxygen circulation and creating a desirable aquatic environment.
The benefits of a well-oxygenated waterbody are extensive. Dissolved oxygen supports desirable fish and microbes, making water quality more balanced. When water quality is balanced, algae, aquatic weeds, muck build-up, and bad odors are less likely to occur. Aeration also helps improve water clarity. Learn more about the different systems available to you and how they each function to enhance the health of aquatic environments.
We are proud to offer top-of-the-line floating fountains and submersed aeration systems from our partners, AquaMaster, Vertex Aquatic Solutions, Kasco, Airmax, Keeton, Bearon Aquatics, Otterbine, and Aqua Control. With these partnerships, we are able to provide a variety of fountain and aeration solutions that will help you reach your management goals.
Floating Fountain Vendor Partners
Floating lake fountains offer aesthetically-pleasing visuals that add beauty and dimension to any waterbody. But unique spray patterns and customizable lighting features aren’t the only advantages; floating fountains are excellent tools for water circulation and oxygen transfer. These benefits are most effective at the water’s surface, so they are best utilized in shallow waterbodies or when paired with submersed aeration systems.
Vendor Partners for Floating Fountains
We are proud to partner with several lake and pond fountain vendors to help enhance our client’s waterbodies. Learn more about our vendor partners below:
Submersed Pond Aerators (Pond Air Diffusers) & Installation
Submersed aerators utilize a weather-protected on-shore compressor to pump air through a subsurface tube that releases bubbles from the bottom of a lake or pond. As the bubbles rise, they carry the low oxygen water from the bottom towards the surface, where it mixes with atmospheric oxygen before sinking back to the bottom. The continuous vertical mixing helps increase oxygen concentrations throughout the entire waterbody, particularly deeper waters.
Vendor Partners for Floating Fountains
We are proud to partner with several lake and pond submersed aeration vendors to help enhance our client’s waterbodies. Learn more about our vendor partners below:
While aeration equipment has evolved over the decades, the purpose hasn’t changed – to circulate and oxygenate the water column. Floating fountains are usually the most recognizable type of aeration thanks to their eye-catching spray patterns and lighting features, but there is not always a need for the bells and whistles that set them apart. If function is more important than form, stakeholders can find great success with a surface aerator.
Surface aerators share a resemblance to fountains, but instead of pleasing conical patterns and pretty nozzles, surface aerators run at lower speeds with large propellers that produce a boil-like flow on the surface of the water. Surface aerators are an excellent choice for ponds with less than 4-6 ft. of average depth. The circulation and oxygenation benefits provided by surface aerators become more limited beyond that depth.
All lakes and ponds can benefit from the aeration, but many waterbodies are not located in areas with accessible electricity to power the equipment. More remote aquatic environments such as those on private properties, ranches, and golf courses may choose to rely on solar-powered systems to reap the benefits of increased oxygen and circulation. Though these systems come with certain limitations, they are an excellent choice for waterbodies with no power options.
Architectural Fountains & Waterfalls
Sometimes property owners prioritize form over function. Architectural water features aren’t typically used for circulation or oxygenation purposes. Instead, they serve as a focal point for HOA communities, business parks, golf courses, colleges and universities, and virtually any property in need of a beautiful centerpiece. Water features can be completely customized with an array of designs and materials and are usually very simple to maintain.
Regular Maintenance Helps Maximize These Benefits
Like all other aspects of your lake or pond, your aeration system requires recurring maintenance to ensure it continues operating at optimal efficiency. A premium maintenance program through SOLitude’s SOL Pro annual management plans includes monthly aeration inspections so you can rest assured that you’re maximizing your aeration benefits and your budget.
Want to learn more about lake and pond aeration or need help choosing a system that’s right for your property? Speak with our experts.
SOLitude Makes My Life EasyYour professionalism and expediency in getting a job done make my life as a Property Association Manager so much easier. Thanks for the fantastic lighting job on the BMP fountain. I have had nothing but great comments from residents.
Reliable and Quick to RespondSOLitude Lake Management has been managing our lake/stormwater pond, and fountains since 2005. Their team has always been reliable and quick to respond to any issues. They are all very knowledgeable, able to explain what is happening with any situation and find solutions to problems as they arise. Overall, I have been very pleased with their work and would highly recommend them to anyone with lake, pond, and other BMP management needs.
Thank You from Camp Holiday TrailsThank you for coordinating the restoration effort for our pond and donating labor for the aerator installation and watermeal treatment. This will ensure that hundreds of kids with special medical needs, and those who have the honor, joy, and inspiration of working with them, will benefit from the Camp Holiday Trails experience this year!
SOLitude Gets Homeowners Calling with Compliments
I had two phone calls today from homeowners telling me how beautiful the pond is and that they love the festive lights. Many thanks to SOLitude for always doing such a great job on our community pond!
Enhance Your Water with Aeration
At SOLitude Lake Management we’re dedicated to making water a more healthy and beautiful part of our environment and our world. Discover how aeration helps you maintain beautiful, clean water.