Just as you need oxygen for your health, so does a body of water. Fountains and aeration systems are a key element to maintaining the health of your lake. They help to prevent the loss of fish due to an accumulation of algae. Growth of algae can easily overtake your body of water if it's not kept in check. This is particularly true in the summer months due to the fact that warm water is able to hold less oxygen than cold water can. That's why it's particularly important to enlist the services of pond management companies in Florida for quality aeration systems.
Commonly-used forms of aeration are submersed diffused air systems and surface aerating fountains. Both of these tools add significant amounts of oxygen to the water and circulate it throughout the entire area. Submersed air diffusers work by using a compressor that pumps air through tubes to release air bubbles from below the surface. Fountains aerate the lake by spraying surface water upward, allowing that water to splash down and create bubbles. Both systems have their advantages, depending on your preferences and needs.
Submersed diffused aerators usually do their work just above the bottom of your lake. They pump air from the water's surface downward, breaking the airstream into much smaller diffuse bubbles. These bubbles are dissolved into the water column and pushed upward to charge the water with this dissolved oxygen. The effervescent bubbles are released at the bottom and rise to the top, providing numerous lake benefits.
As the name implies, surface aerators work at the top of the water, agitating and circulating the water near the surface. A pump is used to pull water from the upper layers of the lake and push it up to the surface, making a bell or mushroom-shaped effect. Though they may be reminiscent of a fountain, these types of aerators are meant to move water away from the aeration unit to spread oxygen throughout the water, rather than pushing it upward for merely aesthetic purposes.
Which works best for you will depend upon which type of body of water you have and its unique characteristics. Shallow ponds might be better suited by a fountain's aeration. That's because A fountain's aeration primarily occurs on the surface and doesn't need to penetrate much depth in order to work properly. On the other hand, a deeper lake will require a device that allows for more consistent and widespread aeration. That's why you'll probably want to consider a submersed diffuser for deep water aeration.
As you can see, lake aeration systems are vital for the health and beauty of your water. The one that works best for you will depend upon the depth and type of water feature you have on your property.
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