Electric Aeration

How and why to power your pond aeration with electric devices versus windmills.

With electric aeration your pond will take on a whole new look!

Bottom aeration is an important aspect to a healthy pond. Aeration helps to get rid of bottom gasses, destratifies the water, and raises dissolved oxygen levels.

Generally ponds are too small for wind to aerate the water effectively. Therefore it is imperative that the ponds water be “mixed” to eliminate the separation of water layers. As the surface layer of the pond increases in temperature, it floats on top of the colder water located in the bowl of the pond. This is referred to as stratification. Pond stratification promotes weed growth, eliminates living space for fish, encourages insects, and is a major contributor to fish kills.

Bottom aeration can turn this problem around!

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The advantages of electric aeration for your pond

Electric Aeration can also be an option. Some ponds have limited wind flow. Others may be uniquely shaped.

Contact your dealer for help in determining what option if best for your pond.

Find Your Electric Aerator

How big is your pond? This chart should help you find out what sort of electric aerator(s) you need.

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Self-Weighted Tubing

[3/8 in. and 1/2 in. ID – 100 ft. coils]

Self-Weighted Tubing is easy to install. It will sink on its own without any extra effort.

  • 3/8 in. ID is recommended for lines less than 100 ft. only.
  • 1/2 in. ID is recommended for lines 100 ft. and longer.

Contract your dealer for proper sizing.

Diffusers

Diffusers are made of durable plastic with a rubber membrane.

The air from the pump is forced through the tiny holes in the membrane at the top – which provides your pond with a constant and fresh supply of air that is vital for clean and healthy water.

The discs are self-cleaning and require very little to no maintenance at all.

Polyethylene Tubing

[3/8 in. to 1/2 in. ID – 100 ft. coils]

Polyethylene Tubing will not sink on its own and must be secured with some type of weight. Securing it can be as simple as tying the weight to the tubing at various lengths.

Note: Weighted tubing cannot be buried. Poly tubing can be buried.

Contact your dealer for proper sizing.

Definitions

CFM is an acronym for “Cubic feet per minute”. This is a measurement of air volume velocity and is often used in measuring air flow.

ID is an acronym for “Inside Diameter”.