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Lake Aeration Information

Lake Aeration

Algae Control in Lakes

Aeration works to reduce algae, prevent algae, and reduce other weed and vegetation growth

One of the most common issues that installing a lake aeration system in Canadian lakes addresses is algae. Blue-Green-Algae blooms struggle to grow once an aeration system is installed, as increased oxygen, increased water circulation reduce internal phosphate and nutrient loads.  Reduce the nutrients and the we change the phytoplankton to beneficial species of algae.  Aeration also reduces the nutrient rich muck layer at the bottom of the lake reducing weed growth over time.  Lake dye and bacteria can reduce weed growth in a shorter amount of time (one season). 

While aeration is the key to preventing algae and other weed growth, any small algae blooms can be treated with algaecide. Find out more about treating algae with algaecides here.

Improve Water Clarity in Lakes

Aeration reduces sedimentation and muck accumulation, reduces odour from water and increases water clarity 

Lake aeration the biggest component of improving water quality and water clarity in Canadian Lakes. The effect of increased oxygen and increased water circulation is an extensive list of benefits increasing water quality. Aeration reduces sedimentation rates, preventing muck and sludge accumulation on the lake bottom. Aeration also encourages the growth of aerobic bacteria which aids in  digesting organic wastes, increasing water clarity. This improved water quality, as a result of the increased dissolved oxygen, restores the health of the lake ecosystem, reducing odours and smells from the water. 

Eliminate Fish Kills, increase available food for fish and Maintain a Healthy Lake Ecosystem

Restore oxygen to pond bottom, improve health of lake ecosystem and allow fish to live in all depths of water year round

Dissolved oxygen is crucial to fish survival in Canadian lakes, particularly throughout the cold winter months. Keeping fish alive in a stocked lake year round is possible with a reliable and efficient aeration system. Many fish kills are the result of fall or spring turnover, in which oxygen depleted water from lower depths cycles to the the top depths of the water, killing the fish due to lack of oxygen. This can be prevented with bottom diffused aeration which ensures water cycles throughout all depths of the lake, increasing oxygen levels, improving overall health of the ecosystem, increasing food for fish and allowing them to thrive in all depths of the water.  Insects, and most worms do not grow on lake bottoms with no oxygen.  

 

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