Making An Educated Selection For Pond Aeration

Selecting the appropriate aeration system for your pond may seem a bit overwhelming. There are multiple ways to aerate your pond. Beyond that, there are many brands and sizes to select from. Let's start with the basics!

    

Bottom Aeration: Using this style of aeration, a shoreline air pump pushes compressed air through diffuser plates that sit at the pond bottom. By pushing air from the pond bottom, you are able to circulate, and aerate the entire body of water. Bottom aeration is ideal for ponds of all shapes and sizes.

Surface Aeration: This involves a motor attached to a float which is anchored out in the pond.As the motor pushes high volumes of water into the air, this circulates and aerates pond water. Surface aeration is ideal for ponds with water depth of 6 feet or less.

Bottom AerationSurface Aeration    
Electric Powered Bottom AerationSurface Aerator      
Solar Powered Bottom AerationFloating Fountain      
Windmill Driven Bottom Aeration

Electric Powered Bottom Aeration

  • Most common aeration choice
  • Improves oxygen levels throughout entire pond 
  • Easy to install
  • Low Maintenance
  • Can operate all year long, regardless of climate

Solar Powered Bottom Aeration

  • Best alternative for ponds without power
  • Low Maintenance
  • Operates during day light hours all year long

Windmill Aeration

  • Alternative energy solution
  • Low maintenance
  • Operates during windy conditions

Surface Aerator

  • Produces high volumes of dissolved oxygen during hours of operation
  • Great for wastewater applications, aquaculture, and other industrial uses
  • Excellent choice for shallow water ponds
  • Easy to install

Floating Fountain

  • Produces oxygen while creating a dramatic display
  • Good for pond owners looking for aeration and aesthetic improvement
  • Larger units require professional installation

Once you've decided on the style of aeration you wish to install, properly sizing a system is the next step. Sizing is based on the surface area of the pond, the average depth, and the shape of the pond. 

Here are some options for you based on your pond's characteristics:

Ponds 6 ft deep or lessPonds greater than 6 ft deep
1/4 acreKasco 2400AF Surface Aerator
Kasco 2400VFX Aerating Fountain
Aqua Control Evolution 1/2HP Aerating Fountain
Vertex Pondlyfe 2 Bottom Aeration System
AerMaster DD2 Solar Aeration System
Keeton SB-1B Solar Aeration System
Windmill Aeration System 16' Tower
Vertex Pondlyfe 1 Bottom Aeration System
AerMaster DD2 Solar Aeration System
Keeton SB-1B Solar Aeration System
Windmill Aeration System 16' Tower
1/2 acre Kasco 4400AF Surface Aerator
Kasco 4400VFX Aerating Fountain
Vertex Pondlyfe 3 Bottom Aeration System
AerMaster DD3 Solar Aeration System
Keeton SB-2B Solar Aeration System
Windmill Aeration System 20' Tower
Vertex Pondlyfe 2 Bottom Aeration System
AerMaster DD2 Solar Aeration System
Keeton SB-1B Solar Aeration System
Windmill Aeration System 20' Tower
1 acre(2) Kasco 4400AF Surface Aerator
(2) Kasco 4400VFX Aerating Fountain
Vertex Air1+ XL2 Bottom Aeration System 
Vertex Air2 XL2 Bottom Aeration System
AerMaster DD3 Solar Aeration System
Keeton SB-3B Solar Aeration System
Deluxe Windmill Aeration System 24'
Vertex Air1 XL2 Bottom Aeration System
Vertex Air2 XL2 Bottom Aeration System
AerMaster DD2 Solar Aeration System
Keeton SB-2B Solar Aeration System
Deluxe Windmill Aeration System 20'
2 acres(2) Kasco 8400AF Surface Aerator
(2) Kasco 8400VFX Aerating Fountain
Vertex Air4 XL2 Bottom Aeration System
Vertex Air5 XL2 Bottom Aeration System
Keeton SB-4B Solar Aeration System
Vertex Air2 XL2 Bottom Aeration System
Vertex Air3 XL2 Bottom Aeration System
Vertex Air4 XL2 Bottom Aeration System
Keeton SB-3B Solar Aeration System
Feb 28th 2019 Heather Newhart

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