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Pond aeration systems are important because they help keep ponds healthy by mixing air (i.e. oxygen) into water. Most pond and lake owners have a very specific vision in regards to what they want, whether a clear, cool swimming hole, a wild and woodsy nature attractor, or something in between. While some ponds are naturally aerated, others need a little outside help. This is where a pond aeration system comes in handy!
Harrietta Hills Trout Farm is a family owned and operated aquaculture facility registered with the Michigan Department of Agriculture. Founded in the 1950s, we have grown into one of Michigan’s largest private fish farms with farm pond supplies, including pond aerators. We specialize in the production of Rainbow trout, with Brook trout, Brown trout, Largemouth Bass, Hybrid Bluegill, Yellow Perch, Channel Catfish and Fathead Minnows. We take pride in the health of our fish and offer small pond aerators, windmill pond aerators, and floating solar pond aerators to help our fish stay happy wherever they go.
Our years of professional experience in aquatics means that we understand which aerators are the best pond aerators for a specific pond. The team at Harrietta Hills is available to answer your questions and help with any water management issues. From aeration equipment to fish feed to aquatic weed control, we carry everything you need to successfully manage a pond or lake! Our pond supply store offers a wide range of aquatic services including:
Pond aeration systems help perform pond aeration, which is crucial to the life of your pond and especially the life of the fish within your pond. Oxygen in still water gets used up, so that without aeration fish will eventually be found belly up. Simply put, pond aeration systems help get your water moving, both protecting your fish and making it more difficult for aquatic pests to gain traction. (This includes certain types of algae and insects like mosquitoes that need stagnant water to lay their eggs.) Folks who have issues with foul smelling water may also find that the root of the problem is decaying algae or other plant matter. Aeration is one way to help solve this issue.
There are many options when it comes to pond aeration systems. The four main types of aeration are Windmill, Solar, Electric Powered Diffuser, and Surface Aeration. There are benefits to each type, so feel free to give us a call toll free at (877) 389-2514 to be pointed in the direction of the system best for you. For example, one of the biggest things that drives folks towards windmill pond aeration is that it is electricity free. Not everyone has electricity running all the way out to a pond, so having an aeration system that doesn’t need to be plugged in is sometimes a necessity. An aeration system that doesn’t require electricity will also result in a lower operating cost. Since windmills need very little maintenance, they may end up saving money in the long run. (Even though the initial cost of the unit may be a little higher than other aeration units.) Similarly, solar pond aeration is another system that does not require electricity. Because the solar units are powered by the sun, they are environmentally friendly. Solar pond aeration units work can work throughout the winter, which means that you can use them as deicers to keep at least part of your pond open through the winter, even in the colder states.
At Harrietta Hills, we know that every pond is different. Even if the parameters of your pond are similar or the same as another pond, your pond is unique and your goals for your water are unique. “Packages” that comes in a one-size fits-all approach do not work well with pond chemicals. Let our team of experts help you choose the materials best suited for your pond and your needs. Give us a call toll free at (877) 389-2514 for additional information or with any questions you might have. You may also wish to learn more at the pond learning center on our website here. We talk about all things pond, such as getting rid of leeches, cattail removal, and getting rid of mosquitos!