Pond aeration involves the addition of air to water in order to augment the level of oxygen in the water. Aeration also improves water circulation. A pond aeration system automates this process for increased efficiency. Not only will your pond be healthier, but a good pond aeration system can actually restore various ecosystems because of specific benefits provided by the system. Reduces Oxygen Stratification Oxygen levels must be managed in ponds. But having sufficient oxygen is not enough. It must be distributed evenly to provide adequate respiratory assistance to all fish and plant life that requires oxygen for survival. When fish and other animals do not have enough oxygen, they are unable to perform the functions necessary to keep ecosystems balanced. A pond aeration system can improve oxygen distribution quickly. In fact, oxygen stratification is certain to occur without aeration. Oxygen becomes depleted in the deeper water in the pond. A fish kill can occur any time oxygen levels are compromised. Aids Decomposition of Debris Leaves, sticks, and other debris can wreck havoc on your pond’s ecosystems. When you go too long without cleaning your pond, permanent damage to the ecosystems is likely to occur. Pond aeration systems can speed up the decomposition of decaying debris. Faster decay means less toxins released into the water. Extended decomposition allows toxins to pollute the water for a longer period of time during which plant life and micro organisms can perish. Controls Algae Growth When the oxygen levels are appropriate, fish and other organisms thrive. And this means they are better able to consume the algae and keep it under control. Healthy ponds limit algae food sources which further inhibits it growth. Ponds that are covered in algae are not properly aerated so fish and other algae-eating organisms are likely to be dead or dying. A pond aeration system promotes balance between these ecosystems. Manages Nutrients in Water Ecosystems can only survive if there is the right balance of nutrients in the water. A pond aeration system can help you control the amount and types of nutrients that are in your pond water. By keeping the water clean of toxic debris and distributing oxygen levels, aeration is also making sure water nutrients are plentiful for fish and plant life. Works Year-Round Pond aeration systems can be used year-round to provide the support fish and plant life need to thrive. Changing seasons can be especially destructive to ponds. Falling leaves accumulate while twigs and other debris can be blown into the pond during storms. High winds can also negatively affect water circulation. During the summer months, heat can result in oxygen depletion in the water. Cloudy weather can significantly slow down the process of photosynthesis which plants need to flourish. A pond aeration system can keep ecosystems balanced regardless of the seasonal conditions that influence the pond environment. You know your pond’s ecosystems have been restored when you see clear water as well as flourishing fish and plant life. You can make sure it stays this way by using the right aeration system in your pond. The wrong aeration system can cause further damage to your pond and its ecosystems. Ask an aeration expert to recommend a good system that will keep your pond healthy.