What Does An Aerator Do For A Pond?
The simple answer is it oxygenates your pond water. I know how ponds can become stagnant and smelly. Or even dangerous. What an aerator does keeps your pond healthy! It makes sure that it is constantly moving and that there is a constant circulation of oxygen through the water.
How do aerators work?
It pumps air into the water, which moves the water. While also putting oxygen in the water.
What does this mean?
It combats the stagnation and prevents other negative aspects of having a pond. It helps prevent mosquitoes and other pests that love stagnating water.
Why Is Oxygenating Your Pond Water Essential?
If you plan on having fish in your pond it’s a good idea to keep your water oxygenated. Yes, you can have fish without oxygenation. That being said, your fish will be healthier, and more will survive if you do. Any other plants will benefit from cleaner water.
If you plan to use the water for a garden, for instance, your plants will thank you as well. All around it’s a good idea to have a productive and healthy pond.
Getting Rid Of Algae In A Pond
No one likes algae. Well, I do not that is. Maybe you do.
It’s important to keep your algae levels in check! You want to make sure to protect your pond and aerators to prevent algae growth.
Algae loves stagnate and unoxygenated water. So remove those two elements and you will keep algae at bay.
I wish I could keep my pond crystal clean 100%. The reality is that things will land and fall into your pond. Be that twigs and leaves. You get the gest.
The great thing about aerators is that it helps the pond in the speed at which the matter decays at the bottom of the floor. The longer it takes for matter to decay, the more unclean the pond will be. So faster, is better.
Too Much Oxygen For A Pond?
I have never heard of a pond having too much. Oxygenated water is always going to be cleaner than stagnate water! Without oxygen water limits life, and with a pond you want life to flourish.
A reason why an aerator pump is a good idea.
Do I need an aerator for my pond?
What’s the size of your pond? Do you want to have fish in it? What do you want to use the pond for?
You can use an aerator and find them in different price ranges. You do not need one and can use other measures to keep your pond clean. It could be more taxing with your time but is definitely doable.
You can do so with plants and catfish.
Will an aerator prevent mosquito larvae from hatching in my pond?
Yes, an aerator will prevent mosquitos on your pond. That being said, it will prevent them. Not eradicate them. I have an aerator for my pond and have not had a mosquito problem. I do still have mosquitos because of where I live.
The mosquitos I have on my property are not more than people I know 50 miles away. It will prevent them!
I also have plants that prevent or repeal mosquitos such as basil, rosemary, and peppermint.
Look at your pond and property as a whole. That is the best way to deal with mosquitos. And one of those ways is having an aerator.
Can an aerator help with algae growth in my pond?
It will help prevent and keep algae growth at bay. This is especially important when algae bloom.
Can a floating fountain double as a pond aerator?
Yes, a floating foundation can and will oxygenate your water. A fountain is an aerator essentially.
The Benefits of Aerators and Ponds
I know and you should now know the many benefits that come with aerators and ponds. They really do keep a pond healthy and functioning properly. You can have a floating foundation or some way that water is being aerated.
Your pond and you will be better off for it. It is so important to have aeration/diffused aeration for improving your overall water quality. There are many devices that you can use to do this. They range in all prices.
So give your pond some help and oxygenate it!