Benefits of Using Air Pumps
Why Your Pond Needs An Air Pump?
The One Accessory You Should Buy
If you’re not using an air pump on your pond, you probably don’t realise what a big risk you are taking. It’s amazing how many pond owners up to this day have yet to discover the benefits of an air pump.
Don’t Ponds Get Naturally Aerated?
Ponds get naturally aerated, but not adequately. Unlike mountain streams or raging rivers that have higher DO levels, the comparatively still waters in ponds and lakes don’t get additional aeration benefit from energised water movement. In addition, air contains only about 20% oxygen. So even if oxygen diffused from the atmosphere dissolves passively into the water, the amount is far too low to be sufficient.
To make matters even worse, several factors further decrease the level of DO in the water. Some of them are:
Given these facts, it’s just logical to conclude that ponds and lakes need additional help to keep topping-up their exhausted dissolved oxygen supplies. However, some unconvinced pond owners argue that their ponds have been problem-free even without using pond aerators. Maybe so, but as your pond gets older, more organic sediments accumulate, fish reproduce, fish get bigger and aerobic bacteria multiply. Increased demand of oxygen soon takes a serious toll on your water’s oxygen levels and it is just a matter of time before problems surface up.
Why Air Pumps and Not Any Other Pond or Lake Aerators
There are different sorts of pond and lake aerators available to address pond aeration. However, tests show that lake and pond air pumps are most efficient in diffusing sufficient oxygen throughout the body of water and not only on the surface. Because pond air pumps rely on air movement to oxygenate, the rate of oxygen diffused is relatively higher than other pond aerators that rely on water movement, like waterfalls and venturis.
* Prevention of fish death due to oxygen depletion
* Keep useful aerobic bacteria active
* Promote the break-down of toxic substances in the water, like ammonia and nitrite
* Stop the release of toxic gases due to lack of oxygen
* Avoid rotten egg smell coming out of your pond caused by production of toxic gases
* Inhibit the growth of unsightly algae
* Help maintain clear water
* Raised oxygen levels in filters resulting to improved filter performance
* Healthier Fish
Will Any Type of Air Pump Do?
Not any kind of pond air pump will guarantee you the above benefits. To get the most out of a pond air pump, it is extremely important to choose the right size and quality. To find out what size of air pump will be efficient enough for your pond, check our chart to calculate size of air pump.
In terms of quality, just like you can’t expect the perks of a Rolls Royce from a Kia, so can’t you expect to gain equal advantages from different types of air pumps. If the “Rolls Royce” of air pumps at a reasonable price is what you want, then Hi-Blow Pumps are the pond and lake aerators for you. These are “THE” top of the line pond air pumps used for many years on Koi ponds for their high performance, reliability, energy efficiency and ultra silent operation.