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Benefits of Aeration for Lakes & Ponds​

16th Feb 2016

Oxygen happens to be the most significant element to life on this Earth. This is no different when it comes to the health of any body of water whether is a lake or pond. Pond & lake aeration is the effective method of quickly raising oxygen levels within a water body and not only does it greatly improve the beauty of a pond, it also improves the vital natural systems which takes place underneath the surface of the water.

Weeders Digest offers a variety of Aeration systems for all application sizes. Learn more about the benefits of aeration below and dont forget to check out all of our Aerators and Aeration systems.

The quality of water and is significantly enhanced by the use of aeration. The the more oxygen there is the less aquatic plants / weeds & bottom sediment (muck) there will be. Under anoxic or oxygen deprived circumstances, various metals and gases get released by lake-bottom sediments which can lead to water quality complications. Having proper aeration allows for a lot of the elements which contributes to poor water quality to be unconfined at the oxygen-water interface. Aeration does not only improve water quality by reducing alkalinity, removing carbon dioxide and stabilizing pH.

Aerators also reduce the level of algae within ponds through a lot of procedures. In lakes and ponds that are infested with algae aerators will begin working to help get rid of and eliminate this. Through aeration, algae spores can become mixed towards deeper pond and lake areas therefore decreasing the amount of time it needs to be exposed to sunlight to grow. Higher dissolved oxygen levels could lead to a change from unsafe green-blue algae to a less toxic green algae.

An additional significant benefit of aeration is the decrease of Phosphorus (P) concentrations within ponds. Phosphorus is one of the main things that support the growth of algae blooms. At the moment phosphorus enters the ecosystem of a pond, it is become very difficult to take out. Aeration get this done by utilizing oxidation reaction which in turn makes the phosphorus to bind together with naturally occurring iron. Once it is bound to the iron, phosphorus advances into the sediments where it will remain unavailable for the growth of algae and plants, this will only happen if adequate levels of dissolved oxygen are sustained.

Pond aeration can be done in different ways, either by surface aerators such as floating fountains, or by bottom fed aerators utilizing diffusers and compressors. One of the newer technologies uses a combination of venturi aeration & water circulation. The AirStream Pro Venturi Aerator is quickly growing in popularity because it offers these two components and works for any size application from small ponds to lakes. Marinas around the world are hacving great success with these and reducing dredging costs and in many cases eliminating them entirely.