As you research your options for pond fountain installation, consider our team at Harrietta Hills. Harrietta Hills Trout Farm is a family owned and operated aquaculture facility registered with the Michigan Department of Agriculture. We are located in Harrietta, a small village located about 20 miles west of Cadillac, Michigan. Over time, Harrietta Hills has grown into one of Michigan’s largest private fish farms with farm pond supplies and farm pond fountains, such as floating pond fountains and small pond fountains. We specialize in the production of Rainbow trout, with Brook trout, Brown trout, Largemouth Bass, Hybrid Bluegill, Yellow Perch, Channel Catfish and Fathead Minnows. From aeration equipment to fish feed to aquatic weed control, we carry everything you need to successfully manage your pond or lake. Our pond supply store offers a wide range of aquatic services including: Pond and Lake Consultation and Evaluation, Aeration System Design, Installation and Service, De-Icing System Design and Installation, Pond Fountain Installation, Herbicide Applications, and Trout and Game Fish Stocking.
Of course, our team is also always available to answer questions about the health of a pond and the best pond fountains. We have learned that a healthy pond will generally have about 15-20% of its bottom area covered with some sort of plant growth. This means that eliminating all plants from a pond is not recommended. This is because the removal of all plant life will eliminate cover for fish, making them more susceptible to predators. It will also severely interrupt the food chain, as many of the bugs and critters your fish depend on need plants for shelter, food, and reproductive habitat. This is not to say that weeds and algae can’t also get of out of control. Too much of these plants can put your pond out of balance, causing problems for your fish as well as for your enjoyment of your pond. Moderation and selective control are best in most cases, so that the identification of aquatic weeds or algae is often the first step to choosing the best product for your needs. If you are not sure as to what you may be seeing in your pond, feel free to give the Harrietta Hills team a call toll-free at (877) 389-2514. We will be happy to help you make the best selection of treatments for your pond!
One of the treatments that may be recommended for the health of a pond is a pond fountain. Pond fountains are important to consider because aeration systems such as these are one of the key elements in keeping a pond happy and healthy. Aeration gets (and keeps) your water moving. This movement makes it more difficult for aquatic pests to get a foothold and ensures your fish have the proper amount of regular oxygen needed to thrive. In addition, those 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 of the best ways to help solve this issue. 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. This regulation of temperature helps a pond avoid inversion, a sudden mixing of water from different depths. While the top layer of a pond tends to be warm and well oxygenated, the water closer to the bottom of your pond may be much cooler with a low oxygen content. When the layers suddenly invert (often due to wind or storms), fish will undergo extreme stress and may not be able to get adequate oxygen. Pond fountains are a great way to improve not only the health of your pond and fish, but also the look of your pond as well. Take a look at your options for pond fountains on our website here. Once you’ve chosen a fountain, Harrietta Hills will complete the process with pond fountain installation.
We know that every pond is different. Let our team of experts at Harrietta Hills help you choose the materials that are right for your pond and your needs. Please give us a call toll free at (877) 389-2514 for more information about pond fountains and pond fountain installation. You can also learn more about keeping your pond happy and healthy 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!