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    Choosing the Right Floating Fountain For Your Pond

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Sep 20, 2009

    pond_aeration_floating_fountain_bIf you own commercial property, manage a large apartment complex, or run an outdoor resort, one thing is clear: if there is a lake or pond on the property, it is strongly recommended to upkeep the way it looks. Installing a floating fountain is not only a visually pleasing addition to your land, but also helps keep the water fresh and free of environmental problems.

    Why a Fountain?

    Especially if you live in an area prone to humidity and prolonged months of warm weather, stagnant lakes and ponds can prove a popular breeding ground for mosquitos and harmful elements. Nobody likes to stroll along a waterbody with a thick green skin of pond algae floating on top - installing a fountain, however, helps keep the water moving above and below the surface. The more aeration a stagnant body of water receives, the less chance of pollution.

    Once you have decided to add a pond fountain to your property, next comes the question: what kind? Yes, there are many options to consider.

    Patterned Geysers

    Think all fountain geysers are the same? If you are unfamiliar with the installation of a pond fountain, you will be surprised to know that a variety of models exist to display different aesthetic looks to your outdoor property. Some of the more traditional geyser styles include:

    • Crystalline: this produces a beautiful diamond shaped-spray
    • Crown and Geyser: a traditional upshoot of water is enhanced by smaller, lower sprays, giving the geyser the effect of sitting on a "crown"
    • Plume: this particular nozzle sprays a wide funnel of water which resembles an ostrich's plume
    • Plum Tree: Not as wide as the Plume, the volume of water produced from this geyser rises and falls in a round shape, giving the appearance of a tree

    Most manufacturers of lake fountains will offer other styles under different names. As you shop around for a lake management company to assist in beautifying your property, you'll discover how much there is involved in installing a fountain. Don't be intimidated, however. Pond maintenance is more affordable than you think, and given the benefits it is an investment that quickly pays for itself.

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    K. Lively is a freelance writer specializing in articles on lake managementSince 1998, SOLitude Lake Management has been committed to providing full service lake and pond management services that improve water quality, preserve natural resources, and reduce our environmental footprint. Services are available throughout the Eastern United States. Fisheries management consulting and aquatic products are available nationwide. Learn more about SOLitude Lake Management and purchase products at www.solitudelakemanagement.com.

    Topics: Aquatic Weeds and Algae, Aeration