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How Do Windmill Aerators Clean Water?

  • December 14, 2020
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Stagnant water grows bacteria, kills fish, and builds up muck at the bottom of ponds. Windmill aerators are an eco-friendly, long-lasting solution to clean pond water, keep fish alive, reduce future algae growth, and more. This windmill water aeration system adds a dominant, classic windmill structure to your landscape, but how does it work?

The mind and owner behind Outdoor Water Solutions, John Redd, describes the process of pond aeration as adding oxygen to a body of water. “We’re basically adding compressed air to the bottom, which allows the water to circulate, and we take that oxygen-rich water from the surface down to the bottom, getting rid of a lot of muck and also getting a lot of the algae on top,” said Redd.

How do windmill pond aerators work?

The Outdoor Water Solutions’ aeration windmills only need three miles per hour of wind to aerate a pond or lake. As the blades rotate, fresh air is forced down a sturdy tube that is connected to the multi-bladed rotor and leads into the water. To oxygenate the water throughout the pond, basin, or lake, the tube splits and attaches to air stones that should be placed in the deepest areas of the water reservoir’s floor and separated far apart. The windmill aeration rocks need to be placed at a wide distance to encourage the circulation of the water necessary to clean it. Click here to see the process animated in a video from our YouTube channel. If need the Outdoor Water Solutions’ durable fake ducks are floated above the aeration rocks as markers to simplify locating the rocks in the future.

It is extremely important to clean your pond water and keep it healthy with Outdoor Water Solutions’ windmill aerators for ponds and lakes because they can serve more than fish. Waterfowl, such as ducks, geese, and swans, as well as livestock and any wildlife you want on your land that drink from stagnant water bodies will benefit greatly from the installation of a windmill pond aerator. Healthy water keeps animals healthy. Drinking unclean water can lead to moderate or major health problems in livestock. Another video from our YouTube channel goes into detail about how necessary pond aeration windmills are for the health of animals and people: Why Buy A Windmill Aerator.

Keep your water and animals healthy with Outdoor Water Solution’s Windmill Aeration Systems.

OWS Windmill Aerators:

24 Foot Windmills

This is one of the TALLEST windmills on the market! The impressive 24′ tower stands over 27 feet tall when fully erected. If you’re not quite sure about your location and wind speed, then going taller is typically better.

Four Legged Windmills

We now offer a 4 Legged windmill tower for customers who prefer to have an extra leg! We’ve sold thousands of towers with 3 legs, but some customers just want an extra one.

Galvanized Traditional Windmill

This is one of our most popular product lines. High quality galvanized windmills, just like the old-time farm windmills. Designed to last for 15, 20, or even 30 years, these windmills are made in the U.S.A. and are not an import line.

Powder Coat Windmills

If you’re looking for a nice windmill that works great and looks even better, then you need to take a look at our powder coated windmill line! We use a high-quality UV protective powder coat paint that is baked on, just like a new car. This is not spray paint and is made to last. We can powder coat almost any color you can imagine and can also customize your tailfin with the name of your farm, business, Golf Course, subdivision, etc. on it.

Windmill Heads

Are you looking for a windmill head? Maybe yours blew down or you have an old windmill tower that needs the head replaced. Either way, we offer complete windmill heads that can be functional for pond aeration or can just be purely Ornamental.

Wood Windmills

Want a more Nostalgic look and feel? Our new wooden windmill towers are a masterpiece in design. Manufactured in the U.S. with a light cedar colored pressure-treated wood, this windmill will look great for a long time!


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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