Pond aerators are absolutely essential for ensuring that there is enough oxygen in water to avoid unsightly algae growth and provide a healthy environment for fish and plants. Since ponds of different sizes have different requirements when it comes to oxygenation, property owners must do some research prior to purchasing a pond aerator. Read on to find more information about several different types that are available to get started.
Diffused Aeration Systems
One of the most commonly used aeration systems for ponds that are six feet deep and deeper is known as a diffused aeration system. Diffused aeration systems are one of the most cost-effective and efficient ways to aerate small ponds, but they can also be used for most larger aquatic ecosystems.
Deluxe Aeration Systems
Deluxe diffused aeration systems come with a customized cabinet and cooling fan included in the package. They also include air compressors, valve outlet assemblies, and pressure relief valves and gauges. Like ordinary diffused aeration systems, they also run on electricity.
Garden Pond Aeration Systems
Ornamental garden ponds are much smaller than other types of pond, so they require less aeration. A full-sized diffused aeration system is usually not necessary for fish ponds and garden ponds, so property owners may want to consider purchasing a smaller unit.
Shallow Pond Aeration Systems
There is a more energy efficient solution for ponds less than seven feet deep. Shallow pond aerators operate quietly from closer to the surface of the pond, making them perfect for ornamental and Koi ponds.
High Oxygen Surface Aeration Systems
For ponds less than five feet deep, surface aeration is almost always sufficient. These systems are specifically designed for extremely shallow ponds, so while they are great at moving a lot of water around remarkably quickly, they’re not very useful for ponds that are more than five feet deep.
Property owners living far from the electrical grid generally can’t use aerators that require electricity, which is why there are several options available for alternative power systems. Solar power systems run on nothing but sunlight and are designed to run for three days even if there is no sun out at all.