Pond aeration is one of those things that any pond can benefit from. It provides protection for fish and can help with a variety of water quality problems. It’s important to get the right sized aeration system for your pond for the best results.
Installing a pond aerator is a simple and straightforward process. It’s best done with at least two people. And it involves just a few steps.
- First, select a suitable location, ideally near a power source, to place the aeration pump and protective cabinet.
- If using a ground based cabinet, make sure to provide a level area for placement.
- If using a post mount cabinet, secure the post or pole in the ground and mount the cabinet.
- Assemble the diffusers using the manufacturers instructions.
- Attach the airline to the heat resistant lead hose coming out of the cabinet.
- Attach the diffuser to the weighted airline.
- Using a boat, take the diffuser out to the location in the pond where you want to deploy it.
- A second person on land can feed the weighted airline out into the pond.
- Using a light tie-line, lower the diffuser to the bottom of the pond.
- Remove the lowering line or leave attached and tie off the top with a small buoy.
- Test the aeration system by plugging in the compressor.
- Follow the manufacturers suggested start up procedures if you have fish in the pond.
- Run the pond aerator 24/7 for the best results.