Benefits of Installing Aeration Systems

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If you have a lake or pond on your property, you may wonder if installing an aeration system would be beneficial. The fact is that these systems provide many benefits. Keep reading to learn what they are.  

Improves Water Quality

If water is oxygen-deprived, bottom sediments will release noxious metals and gases, which may cause water quality issues. Installing aeration systems can eliminate the factors that cause poor water quality.

Reduces the Possibility of Excessive Algae Growth

The oxygen added to the water through an aeration system helps convert phosphorous to a form that is not useable by algae as food. Also, with a quality aeration system, you can mix algae sports to deeper parts of the water, which means they have less sunlight and will not grow as much.

Removes Bad Odors

As the bottom water mixes and becomes more oxygenated thanks to water aeration, the substances that cause bad odors will be reduced significantly. This is going to make the body of water more pleasant to be around.

Improves the Habitat for Fish

A stratification process takes place during changes in water temperatures that result in distinct layers of water at each depth based on the water densities. With thermal stratification for longer periods, oxygen depletion occurs and causes a decline in the ecosystem. In some situations, it will even kill fish. If you disrupt the stratification of the water with an aeration system, it will create a much healthier habitat for the fish and any other aquatic life.

Reduce Mosquito Activity

Mosquitoes require still water for the eggs to develop. A submerged aerator or floating fountain can help create a flow of water in the pond or lake. With this in mind, it will reduce the mosquito breeding habitat and serve as a sustainable and natural solution for mosquito control.

Reduces Bottom Sediment Accumulation

When low oxygen levels are present, organic matter will decompose more slowly. This can cause a buildup of bottom sediment in the body of water. With proper water aeration, you can reduce the accumulation of organic sediment on the bottom and prevent the need for dredging in the future.

As you can see, there are more than a few benefits offered by installing an aeration system. Keep this in mind to ensure that you get the desired results and that you have a healthy, beautiful pond or lake on your property that does not have issues that may occur without aeration. 

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