Pond Aeration

Aeration is one of the 4 fundamental elements to achieving crystal clear water and a balanced ecosystem.

Aeration kits, for koi ponds like OASE AquaOxy &  for lakes like EasyPro Sentinel Aeration Kits, work from the bottom up, circulating water and increasing dissolved oxygen levels. Increasing the dissolved oxygen levels in the pond provides many benefits including: healthier fish and plants, more efficient filtration, and protection for fish during the winter months.

Here are 5 great reasons to aerate a water garden.

  1. A properly sized aerator adds valuable oxygen to a pond more effectively than a typical water feature such as a waterfall, fountain feature or spitter.  Most water gardens rely solely on waterfalls to circulate and aerate the water. While effective, waterfalls generally only circulate and aerate the top portions of the water and may leave many areas of the pond, particularly on the pond’s bottom, untouched allowing for the accumulation of organic debris. A properly sized aerator for koi ponds or lakes, work from the bottom up to ensure all areas of the pond are circulated and saturated with dissolved oxygen.
  2. Higher oxygen levels stimulate and increase the number of natural aerobic bacteria in a pond.  The increased number of aerobic bacteria will greatly increase the efficiency of your filtration system leading to healthier fish, thriving plants, cleaner water and less organic buildup on the bottom of the pond.
  3. Aeration replaces the need to use a de-icer or heater during the winter.  As your filtration system and fish are dormant for the winter months, organic debris will c