A pond aerator is one of the key elements in keeping a pond happy and healthy. Most pond and lake owners have a very specific vision in regards to what they want, perhaps 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 when a pond aerator may come into play.
Harrietta Hills Trout Farm is a family owned and operated aquaculture facility registered with the Michigan Department of Agriculture. We are located in Harrietta, which is a small village located about 20 miles west of Cadillac, Michigan. Started in the 1950’s, Harrietta Hills has 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 quality and health of our fish. We also offer large pond aerators, windmill pond aerators, and solar pond aerators.
Our years of professional experience in aquatics means that we are familiar with the best pond aerators. Our team at Harrietta Hills is available to answer your questions and help you with any difficult water management issues. We proudly offer a complete line of pond and water management products. From aeration equipment to fish feed to aquatic weed control, we carry everything you need to successfully manage your pond or lake!
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As you know, pond aerators help perform pond aeration. This is important because pond aeration, simply put, is a method of mixing air (i.e. oxygen) into water and all organisms need oxygen to survive. Oxygen in still water gets used up, so that without aeration a supply is not replenished. Pond aeration keeps oxygen levels steady, and helps to keep aquatic life happy.
In addition, aeration gets the water moving and makes it more difficult for aquatic pests to gain a foothold. 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 find that the root of the problem is decaying algae or other plant matter. Aeration is one way to help solve this issue. This is especially true if you find a lot of “muck”, or thick sludge, settling at the bottom of your pond. Aeration circulates the water in your pond or lake, oxygenating the water at all depths and keeping the temperature similar throughout the entire water column. Aeration increases the amount of dissolved oxygen in your pond, allowing beneficial aerobic bacteria to thrive and consume those nutrients. It also agitates the water, combating further buildup, and helps to keep the water clear.
As you consider investing in a pond aerator, it is important to know that aeration is not solely useful in the summer. Proper aeration throughout the entire year, especially in winter months, can help keep a portion of your pond from freezing over. This will help increase the chance of survival for your fish. This is because gas naturally released from decaying plant matter can become trapped in water by winter ice. This gas is toxic to your fish. By keeping a portion of the water’s surface open through pond aeration, you allow the gasses to escape and make room for more oxygen to enter the water and sustain your fish.
There are many options when purchasing a pond aerator. The four main types of Aeration are Windmill, Solar, Electric Powered Diffuser, and Surface Aeration. There are benefits to each type of pond aerator, so please give Harrietta Hills Trout Farm a call toll free at (877) 389-2514 for more information. Our team of experts are available to answer any questions you might have when it comes to the health of your pond! We look forward to hearing from you soon and meeting your pond aeration needs.