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There are four main types of aeration, including the Windmill Aeration System, Solar Aeration System, Electric Powered Diffuser, and Surface Aeration. Although each type of aeration system offers unique pros and potential cons, pond aeration systems are important because they help keep ponds healthy through a process that mixes air (oxygen) with pond water. While some ponds are naturally aerated, others need a little outside help from an aerator, such as the windmill aeration system.
Harrietta Hills Trout Farm is a family owned and operated aquaculture facility registered with the Michigan Department of Agriculture. Started in the 1950s, Harrietta Hills has grown into one of Michigan’s largest private fish farms with farm pond supplies, including windmill aeration systems. 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 windmill aerators, windmill pond aerator kits, windmill aerator parts, and wind-driven aeration systems to help keep fish happy near and far.
Thanks to many years of professional experience in aquatics, we are very familiar with the best pond aerators for various pond types and goals, and understand how things work when it comes to overall pond health. Our team at Harrietta Hills can answer any questions you might have and help with difficult water management issues. From a windmill aeration systems 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, Fountain Installation and Service, Herbicide Applications, and Trout and Game Fish Stocking.
As you search for the right pond aeration system, it is important to understand both what aeration provides and the benefits of various aeration systems. Pond aeration mixes oxygen with water. This is an important element when it comes to keeping fish alive and healthy. Oxygen in a body of still water, such as a pond without a proper aerator, will get used up. Without a replenishment of that supply, any fish within a pond will eventually be found belly up. All in all, pond aeration keeps oxygen levels steady, helps to keep aquatic life happy, and makes it difficult for aquatic pests to get a foothold. (Such as certain types of algae, and insects like mosquitoes that need stagnant water to lay their eggs.)
As mentioned previously, there are many options when it comes to pond aeration. The four main types of Aeration are Windmill Aeration System, Solar, Electric Powered Diffuser, and Surface Aeration. There are benefits to each type, so feel free to give Harrietta Hills a call toll-free at (877) 389-2514 with your unique situation. We are ready and able to help you decide upon the aeration system right for you!
For example, let’s look at windmill aeration systems. One of the biggest things that drive pond owners towards windmill pond aeration is that it is electricity free. Because not everyone has electricity running all the way out to a pond, an aeration system that doesn’t need to be plugged in is sometimes a necessity. No electricity also means a lower operating cost. And since windmills need very little maintenance, windmill aeration systems often end up saving money in the long run. Windmill pond aeration is also a very environmentally friendly option. The only resource used is wind – a renewable energy. Even better, windmills work year-round. During the winter they can also be used as a deicer, keeping your pond from freezing over completely.
Perhaps the most obvious drawback to windmill pond aeration is simply that the windmill needs to be in an area where there is adequate wind. If the area around your pond is too sheltered, this could be an issue. That being said, it is important to remember that windmills are tall, so just because there isn’t a ton of airflow six feet off the ground doesn’t necessarily mean that there isn’t plenty to power a windmill that is sixteen or even twenty-four feet off the ground. Windmills can also be located in a windy location away from the pond with a buried airline carrying air up to a ¼ mile to the pond.
Of course, every pond is different. even Let our team of experts at Harrietta Hills help you choose the materials that are right for your pond. Please give Harrietta Hills a call toll-free at (877) 389-2514 with any questions you might have!