Vertex advanced lake, pond, canal, marina and reservoir diffused aeration systems have been shown in independent testing to aid in water quality restoration by adding oxygen to the water at all depths. Pond or lake aeration is a better choice for the environment as it reduces the need for chemicals to combat problems caused by low oxygen including algae and aquatic weeds, fish kills, poor water clarity, midge fly swarms, foul odors and bottom muck.
Healthy ponds and lakes have the proper balance of oxygen and nutrients to sustain plants, fish and other living organisms. There are two sources for oxygen in the water; as a byproduct of photosynthesis, or from currents or wind pushing oxygen through the surface. Oxygen depletion occurs because oxygen is used even when there is insufficient natural water current, wind or sunlight occurring:
- Above the water – at night, during overcast days, trees, ice, snow or other cover
- In the water – from overabundance of algae or aquatic weeds at the surface caused by thermal stratification, warm water at the surface, cool water at the bottom.
No matter what the cause of low oxygen in your pond, adding diffused oxygen to the water column is the permanent solution. It increases water circulation, prevent stagnant-thermally stratified water, and reduce muck; restoring a healthy, balanced pond ecosystem.
A pond aeration system is a big investment. If you are not sure of the size of your pond, or what system will work best for you we can help. Vertex uses satellite technology to measure ponds so that you get the right product for the size, shape, slope and depth of your pond. Don’t guess which Vertex aerator is right for your pond or lake, learn how we go about calculating the correct system.