How to choose an Aeration System

Pond aeration

Pond aeration is the process of adding oxygen to pond water to improve water clarity and overall pond health. Bottom and Surface aeration systems are available to infuse water with oxygen, depending upon your requirements and end goal.

What is Pond Aeration?

In addition to infusing water with oxygen, pond aeration also enhances good bacteria growth. Bacteria are required to break down particles in the pond water, turning them into gases, which aeration removes from the water. There are many different strains of good bacteria in ponds, and they all play an important part in cleaning up the pond environment.

It takes oxygen for bacteria to break down sludge in the lower pond water, where carbon dioxide, sulfur, nitrates, and other gases are of higher density. This process is called degassing, which is removing the nutrients that feed the pond algae and weed growth.

What is Pond Aeration?

In addition to infusing water with oxygen, pond aeration also enhances good bacteria growth. Bacteria are required to break down particles in the pond water, turning them into gases that aeration removes from the water. There are many different strains of good bacteria in ponds, and they all play an important part in cleaning up the pond environment.
It takes oxygen for bacteria to break down sludge in the lower pond water, where carbon dioxide, sulfur, nitrates, and other gases are of higher density. This process is called degassing, which is removing the nutrients that feed algae and pondweed growth.

Before & After

These charts demonstrate the changes good aeration can make in a pond of any size and shape. Carbon Dioxide, Phosphates, Nitrogen, sulfur gases, and sludge build-up all play a role in pond and fish health.

How to choose an Aeration System
How to choose an Aeration System

Pond Perfections provides several different types of diffusers depending on pond size and goal, so plan to review your needs with us first. Just a few minutes on the phone going over your pond information and aeration needs will set you up with a good-quality, long-term aeration system.

What is your goal?

Are water clarity and clean pond water for viewing or swimming your goal?

Are you tired of wading through weeds with your toes squishing in muck?

Good aeration provides oxygen to help bacteria break down particles in the water column, reducing organic material and providing clearer water. The higher the good bacteria load, the cleaner the water.

Oxygen is required to support life within your pond ecosystem. Fish need oxygen the same way we do, and the main cause of fish kill in ponds is due to carbon dioxide build-up from a lack of oxygen.

Some fish species require colder water, while others are fine in warmer waters.  For example, trout are cold-water fish, so please consult with us for the best solution for your pond life.

Lowering the oxygen level at the bottom of the pond also improves the invertebrate environment. This improves fish and other pond inhabitants with a better natural food source for health and population.

Pond aeration provided by bottom aeration systems moves massive amounts of water from the bottom of the pond to the top. This mixes oxygen throughout the whole pond and is the best type for swimming ponds.It may only take a 1/3 HP compressor to accomplish a good bottom aeration job. Matching the diffusers to the air output gives you millions of tiny bubbles rising to the top taking water with it. This airlifting is where the gas transfer takes place; oxygen goes in, and foul gasses go out.
The most popular unit is a 1/3 HP unit with weighted tubing, eliminating the need to weigh down the lines, and 2-3 bottom diffusers.

How to choose an Aeration System

Pond aeration

Provided by the 2680 Aeration Kit or other bottom aeration systems move massive amounts of water from the bottom of the pond to the top. This mixes oxygen throughout the whole pond and is the best type for swimming ponds.

QUESTIONS ON CONFIGURING AN AERATION SYSTEM?

There are a lot of factors to consider when configuring an aeration system. Contact us for help from an expert who will guide you through with questions to determine the right system for your needs.

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