Aeration System To Provide Oxygen To Your Pond

Nov 12 08:32 2010 Brunetti Brunetti Print This Article

If you have a pond in your backyard,Guest Posting you need to know the importance of a having the correct size of aeration system to provide optimal health for your pond. The process of aeration increases the oxygen saturation within the pond. Fish and other living ‘creatures’ require oxygen to sustain life. Good types of bacteria which help in keeping the pond clear also require oxygen. So, having the proper size of pond aerator is important for creating an enjoyable, healthy pond.

If you are considering improving the conditions of your pond, it is best to look at some of the professional aeration systems available and how they can add the necessary oxygen your pond needs.

There are several factors you should consider before making your selection on what aeration system is right for you. First, is the location of the electricity. Is it nearby and what type of voltage is available? If it’s not nearby, many diffused aeration systems can be plugged in inside a barn where there’s electricity and the air tubing ran to the pond. This makes it convenient for ponds that are located a distance away from the closest electrical source.

The second thing to consider is the size and depth of your pond. Diffused aeration systems are designed to disperse oxygen from the bottom of the pond all the way up to the top. This gives the entire body of water the oxygen it needs.

The third thing to consider is the condition of the pond. For ponds and lakes that have many years of accumulated sludge and debris, a larger size aerator may be required. This is because the sludge continually robs the pond of it’s oxygen instead of having more oxygen to support aquatic life.

Lastly, one needs to consider the amount of fish in the pond and their oxygen needs. With ponds that have a large fish population, more oxygen is required. It’s important to consider that as fish multiply every year, so do the demands for oxygen.

In order to determine the size of your pond, you will need to measure it’s size and depth and know the distance from the pond’s edge where the aeration system’s compressor will be plugged in. (For those who have ponds where the distance is too great, using a windmill aerator may be the best choice.)

installation of a diffused aeration system is very simple and easy to do. Ideally, you want the air diffuser (where the air bubbles come out) centrally located within the pond but not at the very deepest section as this area should be left undisturbed for the fish. You can conveniently place the diffuser by attaching it to the tubing via a simple hose clamp and lowering it in the water. The other end of the tubing connects to the air compressor via another, easy-to-connect, hose clamp. When you’re all finished, simply plug in the compressor to the required electricity and you’re all set! You’ve got your aeration system up and running!

Aeration systems come in many different sizes. Some are for very small, backyard ponds or large fish tanks while others can accommodate large ponds and lakes several acres in size.

One important thing to note is that the pieces that make up the aeration system are designed to work together for optimal performance. Adding longer lengths of tubing or using a different compressor can affect the performance of the entire system and may result in not enough or too much air pressure transferred to the air diffusers. This may result in the diffusers not working properly and your pond not getting the oxygen it needs. So, it’s always best and cheapest to go with an aeration system that is already designed to work together so your pond will get the oxygen it needs.

Using a high quality, long lasting, energy-efficient, easy-to- assemble pond aeration system should be your prefered choice for providing the necessary oxygen to your pond. These systems require very little maintenance and can provide you with years of continuous use.

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