Last updated: March 23, 2019

3 Things You Need To Know About Live Water Aeration

Last updated: March 23, 2019

Do you keep a fish pond in the same garden you keep your dogs? In today’s off-topic blog we take a look at how to keep your pond, lake or any other enclosed body of water in tip top condition all year round, this time through something called ‘water aeration’.

Water aeration is the process of introducing air into an enclosed body of water. It can be used in both the natural and artificial environment. There are two ways on how you can do this process. Subsurface aeration aims to produce bubbles at the bottom of the body of water while surface aeration works better for shallow ponds. Living Water Aeration provides an extensive array of products and services that cater to your aeration needs. They also have a wide selection of accessories for ponds and water gardens.

Water Aeriation

If you have a body of water in your property—like a pond, lake or water garden, it is essential to know these three things about live water aeration.

1.  Live water aeration adds oxygen to water bodies.

Oxygen is essential to every living thing. We need it to thrive. Like us, bodies of water and all aquatic organisms are living things that need to breathe. Since oxygen is one of the most important components of water body health, the lack of it creates acids from anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that can live without oxygen) that produce toxic gases and in turn kill good bacteria in the water and bring diseases. Live water aeration propagates the production of more oxygen and induces a reaction that stabilizes the water’s pH and decreases the harmful elements in the water.

2.  Live water aeration can prevent water bodies from dying.

A common phenomenon that occurs in enclosed bodies of water is called eutrophication. Eutrophication happens when there is an excessive amount of nutrients in a pond. Because of the abundance of nutrients, it generates excessive growth of algae and plants. With this extreme growth, however, comes more demand for oxygen. This then creates a state of hypoxia or oxygen depletion. Instead of organisms growing vigorously in water, they die and lead to bacterial degradation. When this happens, the body of water can now be considered as a dead zone. Water aeration works by increasing the contact area of air and water thus ensuring a healthy concentration of oxygen, alleviating the possibility of its depletion and in turn eutrophication.

3.  Live water aeration enhances water quality.

With good water quality, not only do organisms flourish in the water but also the overall aesthetic beauty of your pond levels up. Nutrients can get stuck in the bottom of the pond and accumulate to create muck. Due to this build up, it can make the water coarse to feel, look dark and unclear and give off an unpleasant smell that comes from decomposing debris. With live water aeration, water is continuously disrupted and circulated to prevent stagnation giving more clarity to the water and keeping debris at bay. It helps boost the level of dissolved oxygen or the free, non-compound oxygen found in the water. A sufficient and stable amount of this keeps your pond functioning as a healthy habitat for organisms like plants and fishes.

Armed with these facts, you can truly say that the benefits of having a live water aeration system far outweigh not having one. Seriously consider getting a proper water aeration system that will work best for your water habitat. Contact Living Water Aeration now for your needs.

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