are several different diffused aeration kits. Diffused
aeration systems are the best way to aerate, destratify and create
circulation on ponds over 6' deep. Each system has three basic parts.
The air compressor sits on shore and pumps air out through the hose to
the air diffuser located on the bottom of the pond. The result is
thousands of tiny bubbles rushing out of the diffuser to the pond
surface, creating circulation and providing aeration.
There are several advantages to using diffused aeration kits instead of
1.Electric motor is on shore, not in the water,
2.Air diffusers lay on the bottom, ensuring aeration of entire pond
from bottom to top, regardless of depth size,
3.With proper sizing, tubing lengths up to 2000' can be achieved for
ponds without electricity nearby.
All motors are designed for continuous duty operation and are oil-less
for low maintenance. Periodic cleaning of air filter and replacement of
diaphragm and gasket every few years is all that is necessary. Air
stones can be cleaned (if necessary) in muriatic acid to restore
like-new performance. We can build much larger systems or alter these
kits to fit you specific needs. Please call for assistance. Kits
include everything needed for installation and operation except
for tubing weights. Tubing is buoyant and requires a 5# weight every
6-8' sink, or use optional self-weighted tubing.
- Which is Better?
Fountains are a popular choice when decorative aerator is desired.
Fountains splash the surface of the pond and help control surface algae
and duckweed, but do not aerate down to the bottom of deep ponds. We do
recommend surface or fountain aerators in ponds that have a maximum
depth of 5' or less.
Diffused aeration is the
best way to aerate deep ponds. Because the air
diffuser lays on the bottom you achieve total pond aeration from top to
bottom regardless of depth.