Your One-Stop Shop For Water Aeration Equipment

Aeration is crucial to the health of a body of water. Most lakes, dams and ponds naturally “turnover” and cleanse themselves in autumn and spring. During this temperature driven process, low oxygen bottom waters mix with well-oxygenated surface waters. This circulating action breathes new life into bottom areas of the body of water, raising oxygen levels, lowering nutrient levels and providing a refuge for fish and other aquatic life.

In many cases, urbanisation, agricultural development and other demands on the watershed cause increases in dissolved nutrients and oxygen demand and nature’s two turnovers per year simply aren’t enough to cope. The aquatic system is left with insufficient dissolved oxygen to support a healthy environment all year round. At some point, something must give. Fish kills, muck/sludge accumulation, odour, algae growth and declining fisheries occur.

Proper use of dam, lake or pond aerator equipment effectively mimics Mother Nature’s twice yearly turnovers but increases the turnover rate to as much as several times a day. Pond aeration pumps increase dissolved oxygen levels and can prevent water from stratifying; creating stable temperatures from top to bottom throughout the entire year. This “artificial circulation” increases habitat for fish and other aquatic wildlife by expanding the healthy areas in which they can live.

Pond aeration also allows fast, “sludge digesting” aerobic bacteria to replace noxious gas-producing, anaerobic bacteria. Gases which create odour and taste problems are released into the atmosphere. Aeration equipment helps control and manage nutrient levels, offsets biological oxygen demand (BOD), and prevents water from freezing during cold weather. When ice is minimised, resting areas are left open for water birds, docks and boats are protected, and winter fish kills are often prevented.

Without enough oxygen, your dam or lake can’t sustain its natural self-cleaning capabilities and struggles to remain healthy. Supplying additional oxygen via a pond aerator improves its ability to process pollutants and creates a healthier aquatic environment.

Choosing pond aeration pumps

There are many forms of pond aerator systems and unfortunately there’s no such thing as ‘one size fits all’, so consult the experts on sizing. For an aeration system to be effective it needs to be sized according to a number of factors such as the volume, depth and temperature of water, salinity, type and amount of fish as well as factors unique to the site such as power supply (including solar), noise requirements, maintenance, budget, security and aesthetics. Some examples of various types of aeration are bottom diffused or air injection, surface spray, mechanical axial flow pumps and impeller air jets.

If you want the best water aeration equipment to suit your application then you should book a call with an aquatic expert.  For all questions, contact us on 1300 283 387 today!

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