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  • Kasco surface aerator

    KASCO High Oxygen Transfer Aerator 3/4 HP

    $1,325.00 - $2,333.00
    KASCO High Oxygen Transfer Aerator 3/4 HP - Surface Aerator Moves high volumes of water Increases dissolved oxygen in water Improves water quality Built for commercial applications Can be used in freshwater or saltwater All Kasco pond...
    $1,325.00 - $2,333.00
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    KASCO 3400VFX - 3/4HP Floating Fountain

    $1,760.00 - $3,893.00
    KASCO VFX 3/4HP Floating Pond Fountain  High quality floating pond fountain Beautiful water feature display Low maintenance fountain design The KASCO 3400VFX floating aerating fountain is a classic design great for residential applications...
    $1,760.00 - $3,893.00
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    KASCO 4400VFX - 1 HP Floating Fountain

    $2,090.00 - $4,524.00
    KASCO 4400VFX Floating Aeration Fountain 1 HP High quality floating pond fountain Beautiful water feature display Low maintenance fountain design The KASCO 4400VFX floating aerating fountain is a classic design great for residential...
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    KASCO 2400VFX - 1/2 HP Floating Fountain

    $1,662.00 - $3,776.00
    KASCO 2400VFX Floating Aeration Fountain 1/2 HP High quality floating pond fountain Beautiful water feature display Low maintenance fountain design The Kasco 2400VFX floating aerating fountain is a classic design great for residential...
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  • Kasco surface aerator

    KASCO High Oxygen Transfer Aerator 1/2 HP

    $1,239.00 - $2,463.00
    KASCO High Oxygen Transfer Surface Aerator 1/2 HP - Surface Aerator Moves high volumes of water Increases dissolved oxygen in water Improves water quality Built for commercial applications Can be used in freshwater or saltwater All Kasco pond...
    $1,239.00 - $2,463.00
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    KASCO High Oxygen Transfer Aerator 1 HP

    $1,620.00 - $3,218.00
    KASCO High Oxygen Transfer Aerator 1 HP Model 4400AF - Surface Aerator Moves high volumes of water Increases dissolved oxygen in water Improves water quality Built for commercial applications Can be used in freshwater or saltwater All Kasco...
    $1,620.00 - $3,218.00
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    Otterbine Fractional Series 1/2 HP Floating Pond Fountain

    Otterbine Fractional Series 1/2 HP Floating Fountain The Otterbine Fractional Series Floating Fountain offers a 5 Systems in 1! Including four spray patterns and a horizontal mixer, this unit is extremely versatile and is ideal for small...
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    KASCO 8400VFX - 2 HP Floating Fountain

    $6,008.00
    KASCO 8400VFX Floating Aeration Fountain 2 HP The KASCO 8400VFX floating aerating fountain is a classic design great for residential applications or farm ponds. The classic Kasco "V" pattern, now a larger 8' Tall x 32' Wide, gives this model a...
    $6,008.00
  • Otterbine Aerating Fountain 2 HP

    Otterbine Aerating Fountain 2 HP

    Otterbine Aerating Fountain 2 HP Otterbine Aerating Fountains should not be confused with ordinary floating fountains. These surface spray aerators are engineered to provide results and although they create attractive displays, selection should be based...
  • Otterbine Aerating Fountain 1 HP

    Otterbine Aerating Fountain 1 HP The 1 horsepower Otterbine aerating fountain is constructed of premium grade materials in the United States for reliable function.  This aerating fountain should not be confused with decorative floating fountains...
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    KASCO Surface Aerator 3 HP

    $4,317.00 - $10,145.00
    KASCO Surface Aerator 3 HP Model 3.1AF Moves high volumes of water Increases dissolved oxygen in water Improves water quality Built for commercial applications Can be used in freshwater or saltwater All Kasco aerators for ponds are...
    $4,317.00 - $10,145.00
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    KASCO Surface Aerator 2 HP

    $3,429.00
    KASCO Surface Aerator 2 HP Model 8400AF Moves high volumes of water Increases dissolved oxygen in water Improves water quality Built for commercial applications Can be used in freshwater or saltwater All Kasco aerators for ponds are...
    $3,429.00

Floating Pond Surface Aerators

Surface Aerators

A surface aerator is one, very efficient way to improve dissolved oxygen. Water aeration is important for several reasons. It helps to maintain the overall health of the pond ecosystem. Aeration increases the oxygen levels in the water, which is essential for the survival of fish, plants, and other aquatic organisms. Adequate oxygen levels promote the growth of beneficial bacteria that help break down organic matter and reduce the accumulation of harmful gases like ammonia and hydrogen sulfide.

Pond aeration also helps to support beneficial bacteria that limit the formation of algae blooms. Algae thrive in stagnant water with low oxygen levels. By introducing oxygen into the pond, aeration disrupts the conditions that favor algae growth. This can help to keep the water clear and reduce the need for chemical treatments.

Aeration improves water quality by reducing chemicals that create foul odors and reducing organic muck buildup at the pond bottom.

Pond aeration is important for maintaining a balanced and healthy pond ecosystem. It helps to ensure adequate oxygen levels for fish and other aquatic life, limits algae blooms, improves water quality, and promotes the overall well-being of the pond.

Dissolved oxygen is important for a pond. Adequate levels of dissolved oxygen are crucial for the survival of fish, plants, and other aquatic organisms in a pond. Oxygen is necessary for the respiration process of these organisms, and without enough oxygen in the water, they may suffocate and die.

In addition to supporting the survival of aquatic life, dissolved oxygen also plays a role in maintaining the overall health of the pond ecosystem. It promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria that digest excess nutrients and reduce the accumulation of harmful gases like ammonia and hydrogen sulfide. These gases can be toxic to aquatic organisms. Aeration and circulation help to remove them from the water and improve pond conditions.

How much dissolved oxygen to fish need?

Fish require different levels of dissolved oxygen depending on the species and water temperature. Generally, fish need a minimum of 5 to 6 milligrams of dissolved oxygen per liter of water to survive. However, some species, such as trout, require higher levels of dissolved oxygen, around 8 to 10 milligrams per liter. It's important to note that dissolved oxygen levels can vary throughout the day and in different parts of the pond or water body. Factors such as temperature, water depth, and the presence of aquatic plants can also affect dissolved oxygen levels.

A properly sized water aerator can maintain dissolved oxygen levels essential to the well-being of fish and other aquatic organisms. A surface aerator is most effective in ponds that are less than 10 feet deep.

Oxygen levels are naturally lowest right before sunrise because plants, fish, algae, and bacteria all consume oxygen throughout the night. During the day, plants and algae produce oxygen at higher rates than they consume it. When measuring dissolved oxygen, it is best to do so at sunrise to understand the lowest value in the day.

Ideal Shallow Pond Aerator

The best aerator for shallow ponds is a surface aerator. Surface aerators are specifically designed to provide aeration to shallow bodies of water, such as ponds. They work by agitating the water surface, which helps to increase oxygen levels and improve water quality. Surface aerators are typically easy to install and maintain, making them a popular choice for shallow pond aeration.