The water of the pond, if not properly aerated, may become fetid and incapable of sustaining the life of fish. Hence, without proper aeration, the pond becomes seemingly lifeless, devoid of its major attraction which are the different kinds of fish that swim their way across the pond. Ponds are often important features within a home. Most homeowners would definitely want to have a pond inside their compounds because ponds bring in an element of relaxation and leisure when viewed from afar. Likewise, a healthy pond adds a new dimension to the external design of a home’s yard, and hence, it is always a welcome addition to the overall design of the yard. Yet, maintaining a pond in its healthy existence is not a simple task. More often, if the pond is not properly aerated, algae and planktons may inhabit the pond and may radically increase in number tipping off the chemical balance of the water of the pond. This may lead to the demise of the fish that give the pond its lasting appeal. For this reason, as an owner of a pond, you need to regularly aerate the water of the pond to ensure that there is proper amount of dissolved oxygen within the pond that would make the pond conducive to the existence of fish. Regular simple pond aeration can do a great deal in keeping a pond healthy and capable of sustaining the existence of fish.
There are basically two types of aeration: one is surface aeration and the other one is subsurface aeration. The surface aeration can be done via the installation of a fountain, or the use of floating surface aerators, and paddlewheel aerators. These surface aerators can create water movement on the surface level and can spray water from the pond into the air to enable the water to come in contact with oxygen in the air. This process helps oxygen in the air to be absorbed by the water of the pond, and thus, the surface water is aerated. On the other hand, however, the subsurface aeration aims to aerate the lower strata of a pond. It makes use of jet aeration, coarse bubble aeration, and fine bubble aeration. Since surface level aeration sometimes fail to aerate the deepest strata of the water of the pond, it is necessary to make use of deep surface aerators to ensure that aerobic decomposition within the deepest level of the pond can happen. It is a fact that if there are not enough dissolved oxygen that would catalyze the decomposition of organic materials in the silts at the bottom of the pond, these organic silts may decompose on their own without the help of oxygen and may produce unhealthy byproducts such as organic acids and alcohols which make the pond less conducive to the proliferation of fish. Likewise, these organic decomposition’s byproducts can be conducive to the growth of algae and planktons which may further tip off the chemical constitution of the water of the pond. Hence, it is very critical that the deep water level of the pond is properly aerated to ensure the health and balance of the chemical constitution of the water of the pond.