Adding an aeration system is key for creating the perfect pond. The benefits provided by bottom diffused aeration will keep your pond clean and your fish happy all season long. By aerating your pond from the bottom up, you will circulate incredible amounts of water, drastically improving the dissolved oxygen levels in your water column. This in turn will allow for increased levels of beneficial bacteria to accumulate in your pond.
It can be tricky figuring out the right aeration system for a pond, particularly if it’s oddly shaped, but it’s important to get it right. If your aeration system is not sized correctly, you could risk reducing the oxygen levels and building up toxic gas in the water, resulting in an increased chance of fish kills, algae blooms and thick pond muck – not something you want in your pond.
We offer aeration options for ponds of all sizes and shapes. Choosing the best Airmax® Aeration System for your pond will depend on two basic factors: your pond’s size and its shape.
You need to know your pond’s size in order to select a unit that’s capable of circulating and oxygenating all the wet stuff in your pond. To calculate your pond’s size, you’ll need to measure its length, width and depth.
Of those numbers, depth is the most critical component when choosing an aeration system. The deeper your pond, the more efficiently and effectively a bottom diffuser plate will aerate it. If your pond is shallow or irregularly shaped, you’ll need more diffuser plates to adequately aerate the water.
We offer made-in-the-USA aerators for both shallow-water and deep-water ponds of various sizes, including:
- Shallow Water Series™ Aeration System: We suggest this system for ponds up to ½ acre, up to 6 feet deep that require multiple aeration plates due to depth restrictions. It’s designed to provide maximum aeration and circulation in even the shallowest water bodies via its powerful dual-diaphragm compressor and weighted diffusers.
- PondSeries™ Aeration System: We recommend this single-plate to four-plate system for ponds up to 4 acres, up to 21 feet deep. It can be easily adapted to fit small or odd-shaped ponds for maximum aeration and even circulation.
- LakeSeries™ Aeration System: For ponds up to 6 acres, up to 50 feet deep, try this system that’s capable of aerating even the largest ponds and lakes. It features a more spacious Airmax® Composite Cabinet with enhanced cooling and minimal maintenance.
Finally, pond shape plays an important role in ensuring proper aeration. For simple, contiguous shapes like circles and ovals, a standard aeration system like the Pond Series or Lake Series will fully circulate all of the water without the risk of stagnation. If you have an odd-shaped lake or one with interconnecting segments and angles, consider using a system with multiple aeration plates.
Now sure how to calculate your pond volume or choose the best aeration system for your pond or lake? Call us at 866-766-3435 for our free aerial mapping service, or use the Online Aeration Mapping Service for sizing. We’ll help you to make the right aeration decision – for you and your pond!