Aerators and Fountains
A pond or lake on your property can be a huge asset, but keeping it healthy and beautiful is a challenge. From eye-catching fountain displays, to aggressive aeration solutions for improving water quality, REAMS has a range of products that can address any issue your pond or lake may have. A decorative fountain will add drama to your water, aerators and circulators will reduce foul odors, eliminate mosquito breeding grounds, debris collection, and algae growth.
Frequently Asked Questions
A pond aerator is a device that introduces oxygen into the water to improve the overall health of the pond, while a fountain is primarily used for aesthetic purposes. A pond aerator is best for larger ponds and is designed to improve water quality and prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and algae. A fountain is typically used in smaller ponds and adds visual interest to the landscape. When selecting between a pond aerator and a fountain, it’s essential to consider the size of the pond, its intended use, and personal preference.
The size of the aerator depends on the size of the pond. A general rule of thumb is that one horsepower of aeration is needed for every acre of water. However, the shape and depth of the pond can also impact the size of the aerator needed. It’s best to consult with a professional to determine the appropriate size of the aerator for your specific pond.
A pond aerator should be run 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure the best water quality. A fountain can be run on a timer, typically during daylight hours or in the evening for visual effect. It’s crucial to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for operating times and maintenance.
Regular maintenance is essential to ensure proper function and longevity of the equipment. Both pond aerators and fountains require periodic cleaning to remove debris and sediment buildup, and the filter media should be replaced as recommended by the manufacturer. It’s important to inspect the equipment regularly to check for damage or wear.
Yes, pond aerators and fountains can be used in the winter to prevent the formation of ice and maintain oxygen levels in the water. In colder climates, it’s important to select a pond aerator specifically designed for winter use to prevent damage to the equipment. A fountain may need to be shut off during the winter months to prevent damage from ice buildup.
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