Aeration

  • Why Aerate

    Why Aerate

    Aeration is all about gasses. Aeration mixes the pond so that toxic gasses are efficiently released and life-giving oxygen readily replaces it. An aerated pond will be clearer, cleaner, healthier, and have less bottom muck than a pond without aeration. The science behind it: Stratification A pond without aeration will become stratified into two very separate layers in the summer heat. This is because of the physical properties of water. As the sun warms the surface water, it becomes less dense and thereby lighter than the cool water below it. The line at which these two... Read More »
  • Spring Start-Up for Pond & Lake Aeration Systems

    Spring Start-Up for Pond & Lake Aeration Systems

    Ideally, an aeration system should run all year long. By running it all year, there is a reduction in the risk of winter fish kills due to turnover. Aeration systems that were shut down in the winter for recreational purposes, will need to be restarted once the ice melts off the pond. It is best to do a slow system start up as you did when the system was first installed, to avoid any quick turnover in your pond. In addition to a gradual start-up follow the steps below: Re-level the Cabinet: Take the cabinet and system back outside and get it on level ground again. Change... Read More »