Many people who have ponds and lakes on their property, whether natural or artificial, believe that they can simply let nature take its course and that the water will take care of itself. These water features can add beauty to the environment and a great place to sit and relax or have a picnic on those warm summer days. However, if you want to make sure that the water is going to continue to look clean and beautiful, you need to have lake aerators.
These devices are very helpful in maintaining the health of the water by introducing more oxygen into it. Whenever you see a stagnant pond, one coated in algae and slime, it means that it doesn’t have enough oxygen. It is dying, and all of the creatures that are in the water are going to die as well. If you have fish in your water, you need this aeration to ensure their survival.
You can think of the pond as a fishbowl. You need to change the water and clean the bowl to ensure that your fish survives. If you don’t, the bowl will start to stink and the fish will suffocate from lack of O2. Lake aerators are the way to clean your pond just as you would clean a fishbowl – although you don’t have to change any water because the infusion of oxygen from the aeration device does all of the work for you.
Of course, it isn’t only the fish that would die. Smaller life forms, bacteria that help to get rid of the waste in the water, will also die from lack of oxygen. If they die, they will not be able to break down the organic debris in the water. Without the bacteria, your pond will stagnate and it will have horrible odors.
Some lake aerators are fountains that can put on quite a show. With others, you will see bubbles coming to the surface and breaking as the device churns the water. However, if you want to have a natural look to the body of water, you can even find devices that have tiny bubbles that are essentially invisible to anyone looking at the feature. You have the clean water without any noticeable change to the pond’s surface.
When you choose to add lake aerators, you will find that the fish in the pond are healthier and larger. You also don’t have to worry about the smell associated with a stagnant body of water!