Springtime is quickly approaching and with it comes the perfect weather for entertaining. And with entertaining guests comes the need for a springtime spruce up of our homes – the outdoors being just as important as the indoors. If you have a pond on your property, floating pond fountains are not only a great way to add curb appeal but also keep your pond healthy.
But what if your pond contains aquatic wildlife and is in need of a deeper cleaning? Pond fountains are great for smaller ponds that are already clean but need some decoration, but to keep your pond healthy from the floor up, an aerator for ponds is what you will need. There is a big difference between floating pond fountains and pond aerators so today, we will be discussing the differences as well as which one will best work for your pond.
Floating Pond Fountains and Pond Aerators
The first thing you want to know about ponds is that they all need aeration. A healthy aquatic ecosystem requires a consistent level of oxygen in the water. This is achieved when the water is either naturally or mechanically moved, bringing it to the pond’s surface and in contact with the air. This process is known as aeration and can occur with natural sources such as wind, heavy rain, or waterfalls or with an apparatus that does this manually like aerators for ponds.
If you live in an area where the weather does not provide the natural sources needed for pond aeration, you’ll definitely want to begin considering a pond aerator. But, which will be best for your pond? The answer is: it depends.
Decorative floating pond aerators vary in size with the smaller ones being perfect for small ponds that don’t need very much aeration. They’re also great for ponds that already get plenty of natural aeration and are really in need of a little sprucing up.
On the other hand, if your pond is subject to problems with aquatic weeds and algae and is full of fish, a more heavy duty pond aerator is the way to go. The good news is, if you’re still hoping for heavy duty aeration as well as a beautiful water display, floating pond aerators are available to provide both.
What Else To Know About Pond Aerators
In addition to the size of the pond aerator or pond fountain you will need, it’s important to note that regular aerators for ponds require electricity to operate. However, if your pond is not located near a power source, you still have options! At Outdoor Water Solutions, we carry solar pond aerators that are a great alternative for ponds that are not near a power source.
Solar pond aerators are great for the environment and your electricity bills as once they are installed, the sun does everything for you. So, if you live in an area that gets plenty of sunshine all year round, a solar pond aerator might just be perfect for your pond!
At Outdoor Water Solutions, we offer a variety of pond aerators providing you with the options needed to pick the perfect pond aerator for your pond. We always enjoy working with clients on ways to improve the quality of their ponds’ health so, if you have any questions or would like more information on our pond aerators, contact us at 866.471.1614 today!