Ponds benefit tremendously from aeration simply because nothing will do more to increase oxygen levels and improve circulation in the water. This greatly improves the health and natural vitality of a pond and it can protect and provide an improved home for fish and other wildlife.
Pond aeration systems normally run on electrical power which can limit the places where they can be installed. Or it used to be that way. Windmill aeration kits are changing that.
With current windmill aerator technology, you can expect to see positive results in ponds of small to moderate size. This range includes backyard fish ponds up to bodies of water with several acres of surface area. In fairly light winds (around 9 mph) their air output, as measured in cubic feet per minute (CFM’s), matches that of an electrically powered 1/4 HP rocking piston compressor. For efficiency, windmill aerators are unmatched. Powered by wind currents, they cost nothing to run, and are estimated to save $30 to $50 per month in operational costs. They will typically provide years of dependable use with minimal maintenance. [Read more…] about Do Windmill Pond Aerators Really Work?