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Can I Aerate a Pond Without Electricity?

  • December 8, 2020
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You sure can! Solar Aerators are an excellent way to oxygenate ponds in areas where there is limited access to electricity or wind power. Solar aeration is a green energy alternative that will help you save on your electric bill. Here at Outdoor Water Solutions we offer industry-leading solar pond aeration systems.

To meet your individual aeration needs, we provide three different solar aeration systems available in multiple configurations, with and without accessories, all with “Direct Drive” (DD) technology:

  • DD Solar Aerators – Any Depth 
    Operate during the daylight hours and are designed to aerate and circulate your pond for 8-12 hours. These DD solar aerators are for ponds of all depths.
  • DD Solar Aerators < 12′ Depth 
    Operate during the daylight hours and are designed to aerate and circulate your pond for 8-12 hours. These DD solar aerators are for ponds less than 12’ in depth.
  • Solar Aeration Battery Back Up 
    The Solar Pond Aeration Battery Backup for solar pond aeration systems is designed to aerate at night or during extended periods of poor weather. These solar aeration units have 3 days of battery life and can operate up to 20 hours a day.

Why Do I Need A Solar Pond Aerator?

Water carries a fluctuating supply of oxygen that is determined by the atmospheric pressure, temperature, and salinity, (amount of salt). Having a pond aerator is essential to maintaining the water circulation and oxygen in your pond. The more oxygen you have the better off your pond will look and the healthier your fish will be.

Photosynthesis generates most of the oxygen in water; however, a multitude of circumstances can block photosynthetic oxygen production. A stretch of hot, cloudy, windless weather, for example, may lead to oxygen depletion. Fish are cold-blooded so hotter weather leads to higher consumption of oxygen as a result of their scaly bodies working harder to regulate body temperature. Excess cloudiness leads to the death of phytoplankton as a result of insufficient light which is essential for photosynthesis while a lack of wind blocks pond circulation limiting atmospheric oxygen diffusion.

Innovation Begins with Outdoor Water Solutions

You’re in the best place for Solar Pond Aerators. Outdoor Water Solutions’ solar powered aeration systems were pioneered by our president, John Redd. Click here to see John Redd discuss solar aeration systems in a video from our YouTube channel. We can provide more details on each unit and can even help you design the best solar aeration system for your needs. We have customers who use a combination of wind and solar aeration or even wind and electricity using our innovative control box to regulate the systems. Our service department has over 22 years of experience in this industry, and on staff we have an Aquatic Biology expert with a Bachelor’s in Science in Biology from the University of Arkansas.

Solar pond aerators come in different sizes. The larger the solar panel, the more sunlight it can absorb and convert. Larger solar panels are able to emit and create higher amounts of electrical energy. It can, therefore, operate a more powerful and efficient aerator. Ponds with lots of direct sunlight will be ideal to power a solar pond aerator.

Before you order your Solar Pond Aerator, take note of the depth of your pond, size and also your sunlight conditions will help with choosing the most efficient solar pond aerator for your pond.


Outdoor Water Solutions offers high quality pond & lake aerators (solar, electric & wind) and aeration windmill systems, fish feeders, fountains, and all-natural pond care products. Please email or call us at 1-855.690.6012 and we can provide you with a detailed quote and can even help you design the best solar aeration system for your needs.


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