New Methods of Controlling Pond Scum Through Aeration

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Living Water Aeration says that pond owners are learning that pond aeration is an excellent and cost-effective solution to control pond scum and keep their property oasis looking perfect for a long time.

Pond aeration, which essentially is the process of adding air to pond water to improve circulation, is proving to be an excellent and cost-effective way of properly maintaining a pond.

Owning a pond often proves to be more demanding and stressful than most people initially think. Maintaining the right pH level for the water and keeping it clean to make sure that fish and other aquatic pets live for a long time require some reacquainting with fundamental scientific principles which, for many, can be rather daunting to apply. But all these major concerns for pond owners actually have a scientifically proven solution that actually accomplishes so much more than addressing these specific issues.

Pond aeration, which essentially is the process of adding air to pond water to improve circulation, is proving to be an excellent and cost-effective way of properly maintaining a pond. This is done by pumping compressed air out into a pond or lake bed using an aerator. The bubbles created by the aerator bring bottom water to the surface where it is exposed to the atmosphere and releases bad gases (which by the way, encourage scum growth). This then allows water to pick up more oxygen while on the surface.

A representative of Living Water Aeration (http://www.livingwateraeration.com), a company that supplies top-of-the-line aeration and fountain systems, further explains how important it is to provide enough oxygen to these ponds, lagoons and even lakes for algae control to create healthy balance where plants and animals thrive. He says, “A pond’s condition deteriorates when its bottom environment cannot support animal life. The bottom is the area that runs out of oxygen first (the bottom is where the most oxygen is used and is the farthest from the surface where it is replenished). The absence of oxygen kills all of the bottom dwelling animals that help keep a pond clean. The loss of these animals (snails, mussels, worms, etc.) will greatly reduce the pond's ability to clean itself.”

Therefore, pond owners who have been witnessing fish deaths and quick proliferation of scum in their small property oasis are strongly advised to try out pond aerators to prevent algae growth which robs fish and other pond dwelling animals of valuable oxygen, as well as the unsightly appearance paired with a malodorous scent of the pond. For those who have ponds that are six feet deep or more, diffused aeration systems are the best options. Diffused pond aerators are placed at the bottom of the pond, thus they achieve total pond aeration which is more effective in attracting, circulating more oxygen in the water and preventing algal bloom.

Now, when it comes to cost-efficiency, top class aeration systems may be rather pricey, but the long-term benefits they provide definitely beat the cost of frequently infusing chemicals to pond water to prevent scum build-up, or even bringing in professionals for regular pond maintenance. Worth mentioning as well is how pond aerators are more environmentally friendly than other pond maintenance solutions. Living Water Aeration promises that all its aeration systems work efficiently and can last pond owners a really long time, so every one of these systems is a smart investment. To find out more about the company’s latest pond aerators, visit http://www.livingwateraeration.com/pond-aerator.html.

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