Today’s question comes from John in Indianapolis. He writes, “I have a 1/2 acre pond with no aeration, but I want to add some to help my fish. What size of pond aerator do I need?
Thanks for the question John!
Sizing a pond aerator to a pond or lake is a pretty straightforward process. Most pond aeration systems are tested or analyzed by the manufacturers for their ability to mix and oxygenate a certain volume of water in a set period of time. Usually every 24 hours. The surface area of the pond is a consideration of course, but the depth (both max and average) of the pond, is a greater determinant of an aerators coverage. In essence, the deeper you place a diffuser in a pond, the more pond area it will affect. You can use this knowledge to easily choose the right pond aerator for your particular pond.[Read more…] about What Size Of Aerator Do I Need For My Pond?