Aeration

Ponds and lakes are a valuable natural resource. They add beauty to the landscape, provide recreation and are a habitat for fish and wildlife. Whether natural, or man-made a large  body of water is a complex biological, chemical and physical community. The quality of the water determines the health of the entire community and the aquatic organisms living within the system.... from microscopic bacteria to the largest fish. 

Why Aeration?

 

Oxygen is essential to the biology of a healthy pond or lake, but it's often in short supply. When there isn't enough oxygen, fish and other aquatic animals can suffocate, wastes generate noxious gases and water may foul.

 

Subsurface aeration brings oxygen levels up, dissipates toxic gases and evens out temperature and saturation levels throughout the entire water feature. Aeration is also the most efficient way to circulate water, moving 10 times as much per watt as water pumps.

 

Finally, aeration greatly accelerates the decomposition of solid and dissolved wastes. Although smaller water features may respond to other strategies, aeration is the only way to effectively manage nutrient removal, algae, water quality and clarity in larger lakes, not to mention reducing pests and parasites.
 

Without Aeration

 

Signs Of Imbalance

  • Algea, opaque green water or excessive growth of string algae or blanket weed

  • An excess of submerged vegetation and rampant marginal aquatic plant growth

  • Foul odors, of the water or of the sediments at the bottom

  • Dead fish, especially after a storm or change to cooler weather

  • Small, few or live fish at all

 

 

Causes of Imbalance

  • Excessive nutrients in the water and sediment

  • Insufficient total dissolved oxygen levels

  • Stratification and thermoclines that cut off surface oxygen

 

With Aeration

 

Benefits Of Aeration

Aeration creates bubbles that increase the surface area of air in contact with the water

Millions of bubbles moving upwards pull huge volumes of water up from the bottom

Oxygen-poor water rushes upwards, eliminating thermal layers, shedding toxic gases and picking up oxygen

Oxygen-rich water circulates down to the bottom, promoting the growth of bacteria that digest organic sludge and eliminate excessive nutrients

Typhoon Aeration Systems

Typhoon Shallow Water Aeration Systems

Typhoon Deep Water Aeration Systems

Typhoon Air Diffusers

Typhoon Diaphragm Air Pumps

Typhoon Air Pumps feature weatherproof, continuous duty, diaphragm compressors specifically designed for year-round usage.
Ideal for aeration and circulation in warm weather, these aerators are also excellent for de-icing and gas exchange in freezing weather.

With diffuser options for ponds from 1,000 to 12,000 gallons. Typhoon Air Pumps adapt to most backyard ponds.

Best of all Typhoon Air Pumps are easily rebuildable and exceptionally efficient.

 

Stratus SRC Series Single Rocking Piston Compressor


Stratus SRC series “Gen 2” rocking piston compressors are specifically designed for the demanding job of 24 hour operation. They are ideal for pond aeration systems. The oil-less design safely aerates ponds with no electricity in the water. The shore mounted compressor sends air through tubing to a bottom mounted diffuser for a safe, effective way to aerate ponds.

 

  • Inlet air filter, rubber foot pads and 5′ power cord included

  • Universal dual voltage motor

  • Includes Stratus Smart-Start technology

  • Oil-less operation

  • Superior quality, flexible cup material for increased reliability

  • Die-cast aluminum components for overall strength

  • Hard coated cylinder for wear resistance

  • Permanently lubricated bearings

  • 2 year limited warranty

  • Assembled in the USA

 

SRC25
Specifications

  • Power Cord Length 5'

  • Horsepower 1/4 hp

  • Voltage 115v

  • Amps 1.7 amps (at 10' operating depth)

  • Max PS I30

  • Maximum Air Flow 2.3 CFM

  • Warranty 2 year

  • Weight 17 lbs

SRC50
Specifications

  • Power Cord Length 5'

  • Horsepower 1/2 hp

  • Voltage 115v

  • Amps 3.6amps (at 10' operating depth)

  • Max PS I 30

  • Maximum Air Flow 4.5 CFM

  • Warranty 2 year

  • Weight 22 lbs

Air Disc Diffusers
Matala Air Discs are  9 inches in diameter and are designed for the wastewater treatment industry to very high standards. The air pore size of the rubber membrane is designed to give a medium size bubble which will not put any significant back pressure on the system. In fact, this special air disc only adds less than 6 inches of water depth back pressure. The 3/4" male thread makes it easy to attach to your feed line. 

 

The 9-inch disc is capable of safely handling air flows of 25 lpm to 80 lpm. 

The disc is very low maintenance.  Simply wash the disc with clean water and bleach if it ever needs cleaning.