Now more than ever, people are looking for ways to save money and minimize their carbon footprint. There are several ways this can be done, but one way that may not be the most obvious for pond owners is saving money through solar-powered pond aeration. When it comes to pond maintenance, there are things that can be done manually to maintain it that can replace the occurrences that are supposed to take place naturally.
Aeration can keep a pond and your aquatic life healthy when mother nature cannot. There are three kinds of pond aeration available: wind, solar, and electric. The type of pond aeration that will work best for you will depend on where you live and what type of weather you experience in your area. If you’re in an area that lacks the wind power to keep your pond aerated or you’re trying to save on your electricity bills, solar pond powered aerators are for you.
The Importance of Pond Aeration
One of the most important things to know about ponds is that they all need aeration. A healthy aquatic ecosystem requires a consistent level of oxygen in the water. This is achieved when the water is either naturally or mechanically moved, bringing it to the pond’s surface and in contact with the air. This process is known as aeration and can occur with natural sources such as wind, heavy rain, or waterfalls.
When neither of those are options, an apparatus such as a solar pond aerator becomes necessary to maintain the health of your pond and aquatic life. Without pond aeration, pond water can become stagnant which is a breeding ground for unfavorable algae and bacteria. Solar pond aerators are a great way to prevent stagnation and stratification as they push air through the water creating a healthier environment for your wildlife.
The Benefit of Solar Powered Pond Aerators
The solar panels from solar pond aerators convert photons from sunlight into usable energy, powering the solar pond aerator and adding oxygen to the pond. Because they do not require electricity, they will save on your electricity bills which is a huge bonus if you live in an area where electricity is expensive and there is not enough wind for natural pond aeration.
Further, solar-powered pond aerators come in a variety of types giving you the option to not only maintain your pond but also add to the aesthetics. From residential ponds to those on hotel properties and golf courses, surface aerators are a better option as they’re cost-effective, they add a beautiful touch to the pond, and a power source is not necessary for them to operate.
If you’re looking for cost-effect ways to maintain your pond, give us at Air-O-Lator a call today! We have a variety of solar pond aerators and solar powered fountains available to not only beautify your pond but will also keep your pond water flowing, ensuring it remains clean and healthy for your aquatic life. Check out our solar powered pond aerators and contact us at 866.471.1614 today!