Oxygen is the most important constituent of a lake or pond’s health, as it’s an essential element for all aquatic organisms that breathe. Therefore, there is a direct relationship between the oxygen concentrations and exchanges occurring in a lake or pond, and the physiological status of aquatic organisms. Without oxygen at the bottom of a pond or lake, anaerobic bacteria (those that live without oxygen) produce an acid environment. These acids not only increase acidity but also cause a massive release of phosphorus and nitrogen, two major fertilizers, from the organic sediment into the water column of the pond or lake. These fertilizers feed duckweed and watermeal increasing their quantity and density.
Aeration systems are ideal for oxygenating a lake or pond that has been overtaken by duckweed or watermeal. By increasing dissolved oxygen in an environment depleted of oxygen, water quality improves and fish and other aquatic wildlife thrive. Aerobic bacteria thrive off increased oxygen levels, resulting in improved water quality and natural decomposition of organic matter—reducing duckweed and other plant life.
CLEAN-FLO’s approach to natural control involves the use of laminar flow aeration. Our aeration technology is proven to oxygenate the entire water column and the organic sediments that cover the bottom. The Clean-Flo process of water body restoration provides a custom solution for providing aeration in your water-body from bottom to top.