The body of water on your property serves important purposes such as aiding in the proper redirection of stormwater away from buildings. People may also enjoy recreational activities such as fishing around the lake or pond. For the most part, you can trust that your water feature will serve these vital purposes for many years, but all bodies of water do require some maintenance. Oxygen is one of the most crucial elements for keeping bodies of water healthy, and there are several methods used for aeration that can help introduce it to the water. Exploring the different ways that dissolved oxygen can be introduced to your lake or pond gives you a starting point for improving your water maintenance plan.
Use Oxygen Saturation Technology to Hit the Sediment
Getting to the bottom of water maintenance issues often involves going deep beneath the surface of the lake or pond. Low levels of oxygen can occur in the sediment where decaying matter has led to an overgrowth of bacteria. With this type of technology, oxygen is injected into the water where it can settle along the line where the sediment and water meet. This method has the benefit of adding five to 10 times more oxygen to the water compared to other types of aeration strategies.
Install a Submersed Aerator
This form of aeration is mostly undetectable from the surface of the water. Lake management companies in Florida place special equipment at the bottom of the water that use compressed air to create bubbles. As the bubbles move to the top of the lake or pond, the water can collect oxygen that it will bring back down as it sinks towards the ground.
Add a Beautiful Floating Fountain
Aeration can also improve the aesthetics of the waterbody, and everyone loves watching the water flow from a fountain on a warm, sunny day. While people take in the beauty of the flowing water, fountains are actually doing an important job. The water falling on the surface of the water generates turbulence that moves oxygen deeper into the water while allowing unwanted gases to rise to the top and escape into the air.
Treat Smaller Bodies of Water With Nanobubble Technology
For small or shallow waterbodies, it may be best to pump water through a special system that infuses it with microscopic bubbles. Oxygen is introduced to the aquatic environment as the bubble-filled water flows back into the lake or pond. Instead of rising to the surface, these tiny bubbles can float for several days. This allows for oxygen to continue to be introduced to the water over a longer period of time.
An oxygen-rich body of water will appear clearer and have fewer weeds and algae growth clouding the surface. You’ll also find that proper aeration stimulates the healthy growth of fish populations and desirable plant life. If you’ve noticed that your lake or pond seems murky, emits a foul odor or has an overgrowth of algae, then aeration is an effective solution for solving many of your water-related problems.
At Crosscreek Environmental, we believe in providing a comprehensive, environmentally friendly approach in creating solutions to maintain the beauty and health of Florida's ponds, lakes, wetlands, and shorelines. We use the B.E.S.T.™ geo-tube solution and are one of the best geo-tube solution providers in the state of Florida.