Spring rains and thunderstorms bring buckets of fresh water to growing flora, but an excess of rain also means bodies of water may become overfilled, and stormwater runoff often gathers dirt and debris that also runs into bodies of water. It’s important to be prepared for spring rains and stormwater runoff so that your water remains healthy.
Start drafting your stormwater management plan today so that when the rains come, you’re ready.
Performing regular water maintenance is the easiest way to make sure your water is healthy and clean. Remove debris that has washed into your pond from storms. Consistently monitor the water levels and look at your water’s clarity and check for insufficient oxygen levels. Watch for visible signs of unhealthy water such as a presence of algae, odor, or sediment build up.
By keeping an eye on your water, you will know when your water is starting to look unhealthy and it is time to take action.
Algae and Debris
Watch out for algae and debris that gets into or grows on your body of water from storms. Algae grow on stagnant bodies of water and can suffocate the oxygen out of the body of water. An excess of debris in a body of water that already has an aerator or mixer could cause damage to your equipment. It is wise to check on your aerator or mixer after a storm to ensure that the propeller or intake is not clogged.
It’s important to make sure that your aerators for ponds are still working properly after a storm.
Submersible mixers for sewage or debris are an excellent solution to a stagnant body of water. Once you have cleared the debris from your pond, mixers can help to keep that water moving.
Submersible mixers are capable of continuous underwater operation while the mixer blades are submerged, the mixer pushes the water in a horizontal direction providing continuous motion. Air-O-Lator submersible mixers are powerful mixers that can thrust thousands of gallons of water, thoroughly mixing the substances and keeping debris from settling.
The Direct Drive is a 3-7.5 horsepower, 1800 rpm propeller-type submersible mixer capable of producing up to 300 lbs. of thrust and pumping volume of 4,200 gpm with optional floating or mast mounting.
The Gear Reduced mixer is a slow speed, 5-20 horsepower, 310 to 450 rpm propeller-type submersible mixer capable of producing up to 600 lbs. of thrust and 21,000 gpm in various mast mounted mixer applications.
Both floating and submerged aerators will introduce oxygen into the body of water increasing oxygen levels as well as mixing oxygen throughout the pond, providing needed oxygen to keep your pond healthy and clean.
The Aquarian Professional, Commercial and Quantum line of floating aerators is a ½ – 20 horsepower, high-speed propeller-type aerator capable of pumping up to 8,300 gallons of water per minute into the air.
The Enterprise and Enterprise II are submersible 1-10 horsepower propeller type aspirating mixers. The aspirating line of mixers are capable of pumping up to 5,000 gallons per minute of water horizontally through a venture nozzle and up to 130 cubic feet of air per minute into the body of water. The Enterprise and Enterprise II aspirating mixers can be mounted on a floating system or mast mounted system.
The Deep-Aire subsurface aeration system is a ¼ – ¾ horsepower compressed aeration system. Air is pumped into the water through a compressor located on the shore through a weighted PVC hose connected to a disc diffuser located on the bottom of the pond releasing thousands of fine air bubbles. The air bubbles release oxygen into the water and create an induced flow as they travel to the surface.
Contact our water management experts to select and the correct type and size mixer or aerator for your application.