Aerating Your Pond
When it comes to ponds, one of the most important things you need to do is find a way to aerate it. This is important because the pond needs to have oxygen for various reasons, including keeping it clean and keeping your fish healthy. However, there are different alternatives you can choose, which may make it difficult. If you are looking for top-down aeration, there are two great options to pick from: solar pond fountains and electric pond fountains. Even though both of these fountains will work to aerate your pond, they have their differences in how they operate. In this article, we’ll go over the differences between these two options.
An Electric Pond Fountain
Our Classic Line of floating pond fountain is a beautiful and simple way to aerate your pond. It is available in ¾ up to 5 hp so it can aerate even large ponds and lakes. They are commercial quality and come backed up with a 4-year warranty on the pump and motor. Aside from aerating your pond, the electric pond fountain is also aesthetically pleasing and can complement the overall pond layout beautifully. The electric pond fountain is ideal for large ponds since it is electrical and can power a large pump for aeration. It is also convenient for those who live in the city if a solar pond fountain requires too much space. You may also find more varieties with these types of floating fountains. This is another thing to consider because the prices and features can vary according to your budget. On the other hand, a solar pond fountain may be limiting because of the space required to have enough power to aerate a large pond or water feature.
The Solar Pond Fountain
The solar pond fountain is an excellent alternative for smaller ponds or fountains. Our Classic Solar Fountain come in ½ and 1 HP and utilizes our Direct Drive Technology to run during daylight hours. These fountains work perfectly for small ponds and lakes. Plus, they can also be an excellent option for anyone living in a rural area where electricity is not easily accessible. Another essential difference between the electric and solar pond fountain is that solar energy is more friendly to the environment. This is where the solar pond fountain excels over the electric pond fountain. The solar fountain will save you money on your electric bill while being a safer alternative for the environment.
What Stands out Between the Two?
The main difference is the power these two fountains can give you. Most of the electric pond fountains in the market are electrical and are excellent for larger, deeper ponds. Moreover, electric pond fountains can provide more aeration for large ponds because the fountain’s pump can push the water to great heights giving it more circulation throughout the water. The solar pond fountain also has significant power to create large waves of circulation, but this would depend on how much solar energy it has to operate. In both of these cases, the things that stand out the most are the pond’s size and location. This would be the determining factor on which fountain would work best for you.
The Final Word
In the end, the investment you make will largely depend on the size of the pond and its location. If your pond is situated in a large, rural area where you get an abundance of sun without any obstructions, we recommend the solar pond fountain. However, if you live in an area where obstructions may keep the sun from powering the solar pond fountain with sufficient power, the electric pond fountain is your best bet. Make sure that you also consider your budget as prices could differ between these two choices. In either case, both of these fountains would be a great addition to any 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.