Pond Waterfalls and Fountains

The Benefits of Pond Waterfalls and Pond Fountains

Aug 27, 2013 – Pond owners are starting to understand the importance of circulating their water to ensure their ponds do not go stagnant. Every pond professional that you speak to, even the ones who make their living selling pond chemicals will tell you that you need to aerate your water to ensure it stays healthy and clean.

So now that everyone is starting to learn that they need to aerate their ponds and circulate the water within them – people are scouring the marketplace to determine which type of aeration system is the best for their pond. The two types of aeration and circulation systems that we hear customers talk about all the time are pond waterfalls and fountains.

For aesthetics purposes we would have to agree that nothing looks nicer than a flowing water fall or a gushing skyward pond fountain. The one issue is that to force water up into the sky to make a fountain can cost a lot of money in electricity. The other important point to consider is the effectiveness of these methods in dissolving oxygen into your water, which is the process of aeration. As a functional pond aeration or circulation system these types of methods fall way short of more traditional bottom up aeration methods like electric driven or free air driven windmill aeration and circulation systems.

Studies have shown that by placing devices called air diffusers on the bottom of your pond and having compressed air forced through airlines to these diffusers you can infuse between 8-10 times more oxygen into your pond making these ways much more practical and cost effective.

See this pond aeration demomstration.

There are many electrical aeration systems out on the market and depending on the amount of CFM (cubic feet per/minute – a measurement used in the pond aeration industry to classify the amount of air a device can infuse into a body of water) of air you want forced into your pond will depend on the energy requirements to drive them.