If you have lake aerators on your property, you need to make sure that you maintain them properly so that the systems keep working and keep your lake looking healthy and clean. Once you have the system installed, the maintenance isn’t very difficult, and most people will be able to do it on their own. It takes only a short amount of time.
It is important that you know exactly where the devices are located within your pond. You can keep track of their location with the help of floaters attached to the diffuser. This is particularly helpful with the subsurface systems. If you simply have fountains acting as your lake aerators, you will have no trouble finding them.
Should you ever see that your fountain isn’t working or that your pond is starting to develop algae or a stench, you are going to want to check to see what the problem might be. In many cases, it is something as simple as a clog and it is easy to fix. If the pump isn’t working though, you might need to replace the pump. Whenever you notice that something isn’t working correctly, don’t delay in taking action.
A couple of times a year, you should check on the lake aerators to make certain that they do not have any problems and that they are performing correctly. A quick visual inspection is usually enough to determine if there is anything wrong.
For those who live in an area where it freezes in the winter months, you are going to want to make sure that you remove the aerator from the water before the first freeze. Leaving it in the water will result in broken equipment most of the time. You can simply replace it during the spring after you are certain there will be no more ice and snow.
If you happen to have a particularly large and deep body of water on your property, you might not be able to take care of all of the maintenance on your own, especially if you have a subsurface system. Those who can’t, or who would rather not, maintain the system on their own can find professionals who can come out and do it for them. Fortunately, the maintenance of lake aerators isn’t too time intensive, and you shouldn’t have to have anyone come out more than a couple of times a year.