Diffused aeration is essential when maintaining ponds and lakes that are 6 feet or deeper. Diffused aerators are more effective than surface aerators due to releasing air from the bottom of the lake or pond and some argue are the best option for aerating deep ponds. Adding a diffused aerator system to your pond or lake will help create a healthy and stable ecosystem.
Why Aeration Is Essential:
Water Quality - A diffused aerator for small/large pond or lake will help the water maintain higher oxygen levels at deeper depths, preventing the build-up of toxic gas.
Better Habitat For Fish - Diffused aeration helps maintain an oxygen-rich environment for fish and aquatic organisms which they feed on.
Ice Build-up - Aeration will help prevent ice from forming in the winter months and will help prevent fish kills that occur due to low oxygen levels under the ice
Less Odor - Aerobic bacteria are more efficient at breaking down organic material faster in water which has higher oxygen levels. This helps prevent the water from creating less odor which can be highly unpleasant.
Algae Prevention - Diffused aeration helps maintain a balanced and healthy ecosystem in a lake or pond. With oxygen-rich water, nutrients will be broken down and consumed quicker which helps prevent algae blooms.
Clean & Tidy - Aeration helps keep your pond or lake clean and tidy by limiting the accumulation of debris that causes a layer of dirt. By increasing the decomposition of organic matter the pond will have a well-balanced and healthy ecosystem.
Mosquitos - A diffused aerator disrupts the breeding habits necessary for mosquitoes to reproduce. Preventing mosquito reproduction is a must to help prevent the spread of disease to people, livestock, and pets.
Without proper aeration, your pond or lake will not be able to dissolve nutrients such as phosphates which can over-enrich the water and encourages the growth of harmful blue-green algae. The algae will consume valuable oxygen intended for the fish and beneficial plants as well as cause rashes, illness, and in some cases death to people or pets.