Have you ever seen a stagnant lake or pond in person? Whether you’re a pond person or not, stagnant ponds are pretty easy to spot. Usually, a body of water that’s lacking proper pond aeration will be subject to foul odors, cloudy or scummy water, nuisance weeds and algae, and, worst of all, an abhorrent amount of mosquitoes.
The good news is, it’s possible to alleviate the issues that appear as a result of stagnant water, and at Air-O-Lator, we have the solution and it’s one that’s environmentally friendly and cost-effective. Solar powered pond aerators are effective tools for properly aerating ponds especially when the body of water is not located near a power source or when electric service is unavailable.
As you’re probably aware, getting power to your pond or body of water can be expensive, time-consuming, and for the most part, impractical. This is where a solar pond aerator can assist in providing significant savings. Opting for solar powered pond aeration can be up and running in weeks as opposed to months, which is what an electric pond aerator would take as trenching and setting up a new electrical service would be necessary.
Benefits of Solar Powered Pond Aerators
Beyond the benefits of saving time and money, there are also eco-friendly advantages when choosing to opt for solar pond aeration. For pond owners who are interested in enhancing their aquatic resources but are not interested in consuming more electricity while doing so, solar powered surface aerators can be the perfect option. Utilizing solar powered fountains is a win-win situation as they increase the health of the pond by decreasing fossil fuel use for energy.
Additionally, solar powered pond aerators are very reliable and actually employ many of the same components as an electric pond aerator. Solar powered surface aerators work with a solar panel mounted on a post that is strategically positioned based on the season to capture an optimal amount of sunlight. From there, the solar panels convert that sunlight into energy which is used to power an air compressor. The components past the air compressor on a solar pond aerator are nearly identical to that of an electric pond aeration system. The compressor pumps air through underwater tubing to diffusers and, once the air reaches the diffusers, it is forced out into tiny bubbles which disperse into the water. The constant mixing of the water increases the overall dissolved oxygen level and creates a stable ecosystem for your pond and aquatic life.
Of course, as with any type of solar powered apparatus, its function is dependent on the sun which can inherently lead to some limitations. At night or on extremely cloudy days, the solar panels cannot convert enough energy to power the system however, solar powered battery backups are available to increase the runtime of the system to ensure it reaps the same benefits as it would with sufficient sunlight.
At the end of the day, any type of pond aeration system you add to your pond or body of water will ensure it has a longer and healthier lifespan. Solar powered pond aerators, however, add a few more benefits than an electric system. For more information on Air-O-Lator’s solar powered pond aeration products or to inquire about having one installed, contact the professionals at 866.471.1614 today!