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Why is Aeration Important?

  • May 4, 2022
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The Aeration Process

Aeration is the most essential part of a pond ecosystem. It keeps the pond looking beautiful, but it also keeps your fish alive and thriving. How does it work? The aeration process or cycle is the infusion of oxygen into the waters. This is beneficial for the fish because they need oxygen to survive in the pond.

Moreover, this is done with an aerator that pumps oxygen streams at the bottom of the pond. The final result can be seen as bubbles rippling through the water. This article will detail the benefit of pond aeration and why you should invest in it.

Reduces Algae Blooms and Pond Muck

Although algae are necessary components for any pond, excessive amounts can also have a negative effect. Without proper aeration, algae will build-up, contributing to a collection of pond muck. When it comes to pond muck, it can make your pond look dirty and even stifle pond life. Pond muck is an assortment of debris that has accumulated due to stagnant water. On top of the pond muck, stagnant water can also attract pests, such as flies and mosquitoes.

Removes Bad Bacteria

Pond muck can be the result of bad bacteria in a pond. Proper aeration is essential for preventing the growth of this type of bacteria. However, not all bacteria are bad. Your goal here is to have good bacteria throughout your pond. With proper aeration techniques and natural, good bacteria infused into the pond, you will be able to have a perfect balance of nutrients that can sustain your pond’s habitat. If you find yourself in need, you can also invest in beneficial bacteria that come in the form of pellets. These pellets will be able to break down the excessive nutrients that make up bad bacteria.

Creates a Better Environment for Your Pond

Aeration creates an aerobic cycle for your pond. Instead of the anaerobic cycle, the aerobic alternative keeps your waters moving and flowing constantly.  Aside from creating a healthy environment for your fish, you’ll also create an aesthetically pleasing landscape. Your waters will be clean and clear, complementing the environment around the pond. Finally, you’ll be able to enjoy your pond with peace of mind knowing that you’ve accomplished a natural habitat for your pond life.

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!


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