Pond Aeration Information
Algae Control In Canadian Ponds
Aeration Works To Reduce Algae, Prevent Algae, And Reduce Other Weed And Vegetation Growth
One of the most common issues that installing an aeration system in Canadian lakes addresses is algae and weed control. Algae blooms struggle to grow once an aeration system is installed, as increased oxygen and increased water circulation eliminate the breeding ground of stagnant, anaerobic water. Aeration also reduces nutrient cycling (in turn, reducing available nutrients for algae and weeds) and reduces phosphates - as these levels decrease, it becomes difficult for algae to grow.
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 Ponds with Bottom Diffused Aeration
Aeration Reduces Sedimentation And Muck Accumulation, Reduces Odour From Water And Increases Water Clarity
Pond aeration the biggest component of improving water quality and water clarity in Canadian ponds. 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 accuulation on the pond 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 pond ecosystem, reducing odours and smells from the water.
Eliminate Fish Kills And Maintain A Healthy Pond Ecosystem
Restore Oxygen To Pond Bottom, Improve Health Of Pond Ecosystem And Allow Fish To Live In All Depths Of Water Year Round
Dissolved oxygen is crucial to fish survival in Canadian ponds, 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 pond, increasing oxygen levels, improving overall health of the ecosystem, increasing food for fish and allowing them to thrive in all depths of the water.