Video: Pond Aeration & Maintenance on “In Ohio Country Today”

Video: Pond Aeration & Maintenance on “In Ohio Country Today”

Becker Windmills was featured on “In Ohio Country Today“, the award winning TV show by Wilson 1 Communications and Dan Wilson as co-host/Producer. We go in-depth about pond maintenance and pond aeration and we thought we would share it with you. See transcription below video.   Transcript Andy Moser: My name is Andy Moser I’m part of the sales staff here at Becker Windmills. There are a lot of different benefits to an aeration system. It doesn’t do only one thing. It does aerated water obviously. What we’re trying to do is we’re trying to we’re trying to circulate the water in the pond. For instance, if you put a bottom diffuser in your pond, which is the typical installation that we do for either windmill or electric, what we’re doing is we’re pumping air, atmospheric air, to a bottle diffuser and those bubbles with go towards the surface. Now, there is some actual diffusion of the oxygen into the water at that point. But what really is going on is you’re actually pulling and pushing cold water that’s trapped at the bottom of your of your pond to the surface. As it’s getting pushed towards the surface it’s being aerated but,also what’s happening is tiny phytoplankton algae, through photosynthesis, is adding additional oxygen to the water that was trapped at the bottom of the pond that was oxygen-deficient. So, you’re moving that cold oxygen-depleted water to the surface where it would be oxygenated. There’s more than one benefit to an aeration system into your pond. But the biggest thing is that, and anybody knows, anybody has ever swam in...