If you have a body of water on your property, you want to make sure that it is beautiful and that it remains healthy. Water features can be quite a boon to any landscaping project, but you need to make sure that you care for it properly. It isn’t as simple as just letting it be and allowing nature to take care of itself. In fact, when you don’t help keep your water clean, you will quickly discover just how much trouble a body of water can be. Green algae will start to cover it and it will stagnate and develop a stench. Any life in the pond or that visits will not be as healthy. Fortunately, you can do a few things to help improve the health of your pond or lake.
Aeration is the key to the survival of your body of water. When you aerate, the fish and other creatures that might be living in your pond are going to be healthier. This helps the overall environment in your yard.
The first thing that you are going to want to do is to figure out how deep your water is. You need to make sure that the lake aerators you buy are going to be able to take care of the entire pond. While there are a number of manufacturers, models, and brands, you will note that there are two main types of lake aerators – surface and subsurface.
A surface aeration device will help to agitate the surface of the water. This can help to reduce the number of impurities along the surface, and it will keep your pond from forming algae. One of the ways that people can add a bit more interest and beauty with their lake aerators is to use a fountain. The fountain will be able to add some visual interest to the water while keeping things clean. They will generally be able to aerate from the surface to about two feet down in the water. If you have a shallow body of water, this might be the only thing you need to keep it looking healthy.
If the water is deeper, you might want to choose subsurface lake aerators. They are able to get deeper into the water and aerate a much broader area. Those with large and deep bodies of water might want to use them. They may even want to use them in conjunction with a fountain to keep the visual interest high.