Lake and pond aeration can add dissolved oxygen and improve the overall health of a body of water, but it has a number of other benefits as well. Let’s take a look at just some of the benefits of lake aeration.
It Reduces Algae Growth
The will always be some algae growing in a healthy lake or pond, but excessive algae growth can cause some serious problems. Aeration can reduce the likelihood of this excessive growth by helping to convert phosphorous into forms that algae can’t use for food. It also helps spread algae spores throughout the body of water more evenly so you don’t see masses of it on the surface of your lake.
It Removes Foul Odors
As an aerator oxygenates deeper water and moves it throughout a lake or pond, the hydrogen sulfide gas that causes foul “swampy” odors will be reduced, giving you a much better-smelling pond or lake.
It Improves Fish Habitat
Fish rely on the oxygen in water to survive, and aeration raises oxygen levels in a body of water. The result is a healthier habitat for any fish that call your pond or lake home.
It Decreases Mosquito Activity
Lake aeration is definitely good for fish, but not so much for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes breed and thrive in stagnant pools of water, so anything that helps move water and sediment will reduce the mosquito activity around your lake or pond. It wont’ get rid of the mosquito population completely, but it will make staying outside on a summer day much more pleasant.
Even though not all lakes and ponds really need to be aerated, those that could become stagnant or overgrown with algae will definitely benefit from it. There are plenty of services that can provide expert lake aeration for a body of water on your property, so don’t hesitate to give them a call if you have any additional questions.