Lake and Pond Aeration

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Top 7 Reasons to Introduce Lake and Pond Aeration

Pond aeration is the simple, yet effective, process of increasing oxygen levels in a pond and can not only greatly enhance the aesthetic beauty of a pond, but can also improve the natural systems taking place beneath the water’s surface.

Aeration creates destratification of the water column, as lakes and ponds typically consist of stratified layers separated mainly by different temperatures and oxygen levels. Natural resource and environmental managers are often challenged by problems caused by lake and pond stratification.

Boost Oxygen Levels with Pond Fountains or Aerators

Through surface aeration with floating fountains, surface aerators, or bottom-diffused aeration, with a compressor pushing air through weighted diffusers, the main purpose of aeration is to increase and stabilize the amount of dissolved oxygen in the entire water column. Aeration systems can have a widespread effect on many different aspects of pond and lake health and can be operated by solar or windmill power if running electricity to your waterbody is not feasible.

Here are 7 Reasons to Add a Floating Fountain or Pond Aerator

  1. Aeration can help balance water quality, thus reducing water quality problems faced by lake and pond owners and helping “clean” the water of cloudiness and odors.
  2. Submersed aerators help circulate the water column, introducing oxygen throughout.
  3. Aeration helps reduce the amount of free-reactive phosphorus in a pond through oxidation.
  4. Floating fountain aerators are aesthetically pleasing, providing distinction and splendor.
  5. Aeration decreases mosquito activity by creating ripples and moving water.
  6. Aeration provides an oxygen-rich environment in the pond, promoting a healthy habitat for fish and other aquatic life.
  7. Aerators help reduce the overall accumulation of organic sediment on the bottom of the pond.

Create Healthy, Beautiful Water with Fountains and Aerators

Implementing the use of an aeration system is a proactive, and cost-effective approach to controlling a variety of challenges when it comes to pond and lake management. Aeration can drastically improve the health of an aquatic ecosystem. With more balanced water quality, troublesome and hazardous issues like algae and aquatic weeds are less likely to develop.

If a healthy pond is a goal, then aeration is one of the first steps one should take toward achieving a beautiful and balanced ecosystem.

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Find Your Pond Aeration Solution

Call 888-480-5253 or complete the form below to discuss a custom fountain or pond aerator solution for your waterbody.

SOLitude Lake Management is a nationwide environmental firm committed to providing sustainable solutions that improve water quality, enhance beauty and preserve natural resources.

SOLitude’s team of aquatic scientists specializes in the development and execution of customized lake, stormwater pond, wetland and fisheries management programs. Services include water quality testing and restoration, algae and aquatic weed control, installation and maintenance of fountains and aeration systems, shoreline erosion control, muck and sediment removal and invasive species management. SOLitude partners with homeowners associations, golf courses, private landowners, businesses and municipalities. SOLitude Lake Management is part of Rentokil, a leading business services company, operating across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

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