Windmill Pond Aerator
Windmill Pond Aeration Systems
A Windmill pond aerator is both functional and effective, and it offers a rustic charm to your backyard view.
Why Should you Aerate?
Aeration is an important part of any healthy pond or lake, since it improves circulation and oxygenation. Aeration is simply a method of mixing air into your water or, more accurately, mixing your water to expose it to the air. Either way of thinking about it, the goal is to circulate the water and get more oxygen dissolved into it.
Aeration can also help reduce the buildup of foul-smelling muck and reduce weed and algae growth to a healthy level, reduces the chances for a fish kill event, and contributes to a healthier fish population overall.
Why Choose a Windmill Pond Aerator?
Windmill aeration systems distribute oxygen throughout the water column, allowing your pond or lake to support life at any depth. Windmill aeration is effective and is also a visually attractive way to aerate.
Another benefit of choosing a windmill to aerate your pond is that you won’t need access to electricity for it to work. This makes it a great option for anyone who cannot or does not want to run electricity to their lake or pond.
Are Windmills Right for Every Pond?
Windmills begin turning at about 5 miles per hour and do begin adding oxygen at that point, but they don’t maximize efficiently until about 10-15 mph, so it is important that the area you place them in gets more than a light breeze on a regular basis. It is also important to make sure that the wind is unobstructed by, trees, hills, houses, or other barriers.
Depending on the size, shape, and depth of the water body, more than one diffuser (or in some cases, more than one windmill) may be needed for proper aeration. However, so long as there is adequate wind, a windmill will almost always be a great option, and our team is here to talk you through the process and figure out what will work for your pond or lake.
Let us help find the aeration system design that’s right for you!
Whether you’re looking for a DIY project or professional installation, our dedicated team at Harrietta Hills can help any questions you may have. Not sure if a windmill pond aerator is best for you? We’d be happy to talk through your needs and objectives and offer our best recommendations and suggestions. To find the right aeration system design for your pond, please give our team at Harrietta Hills a call toll-free at (877) 389-2514. We can help keep your pond happy and healthy.
A family owned and operated aquaculture facility registered with the Michigan Department of Agriculture, Harrietta Hills Trout Farm is 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 available seasonally. We take pride in the quality and health of our fish. We offer many aeration system designs, from windmill to solar to surface aeration. In addition to aeration system design, Harrietta Hills also 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, Fountain Installation and Service, Herbicide Applications, and Trout and Game Fish Stocking.