Why is the Presence of Oxygen Critical for the Health of a Pond?
Lack of oxygen in a pond leads to unpleasant aesthetics as well as an unhealthy life balance. The buildup of organic sediment is a result of fertilizers, grass clippings, leaves, animal waste, and septic waste causing the “muck” and the unpleasant odor. The bacteria living in this environment put toxic gasses in the water including hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, carbon dioxide, and methane. These are toxic to beneficial bacteria, fish, and insects. Without oxygen or pond aeration, bacteria that live without oxygen thrive, and they also produce acids. These toxins also kill the good bacteria and insects that feed on the bottom of the pond.
If oxygen is present, beneficial aerobic microorganisms and insects are also present, which feed on the sediment, and ultimately results in a cleaner pond. Adding oxygen to a pond through natural pond aeration improves water quality and maintains a good balance to its ecosystem. This is important for the health of the fish, other aquatic animals, and aerobic bacteria needed to decompose organic matter. The atmosphere and photosynthesis add oxygen to a body of water, but there are biological and chemical processes that offset the sources of oxygen. Pond aeration can occur naturally in tropical environments through typhoons, cyclones, and torrential rains, but when this natural process does not occur, the health of a pond needs to be maintained by adding oxygen.
Oxygenation Using Pond Aeration
Oxygenating a body of water from top to bottom reduces harmful fertilizers, toxins and gases such as phosphorus, nitrogen, ammonia and carbon dioxide to improve water quality, control algae and duckweed, pond weeds and cause muck removal. Pesticides may be biodegraded. Oxygenated, toxic gas-free surface water is circulated to the bottom of the pond, where it binds phosphorus and nitrogen to the sediments to control algae, duckweed and pond weeds. Oxygenated water also reduces harmful bacteria that produce toxic gases to improve water quality and allow for muck reduction. The entire process continuously imitates the natural inversion of water bodies that takes place in the spring and fall to control algae and duckweed, pond weeds, cause muck removal and improve water quality.
Benefits of Clean-Flo’s Natural Pond Aeration Systems
The CLEAN-FLO Pond Aerator specializes in toxin removal, muck removal and water pollution control. This system allows the aerobic bacteria to decompose organic matter which enables the pond to naturally function. Beneficial microorganisms can then feed on bottom organic sediment for muck removal. Aquatic insects feed on the microorganisms and fish can then feed on the insects and inhabit the bottom waters. The leads to an increase in the size, vitality and reproduction of fish in the pond. The CLEAN-FLO Pond Aerator to improve water quality makes water suitable for swimming, fishing and boating.
Get the best results from CLEAN-FLO to control algae and duckweed, pond weeds, cause muck removal and improve water quality
With more than 46 years of experience, CLEAN-FLO solves your problem naturally and uses a customer-focused approach to control algae and duckweed, pond weeds, cause muck removal and improve water quality. Each CLEAN-FLO Pond Aerator is specifically engineered to address the conditions of the pond it will actually be used in. Our philosophy for Pond Aeration Management is “solving the problem rather than treating the symptoms”.