Are Solar Pond Aerators Right For Your Pond? | Organic Pond
Your pond, lake, marina, canal or reservoir are enjoyed most when they are kept healthy and clean. There’s no better system for that than consistent aeration. While any aeration is better than no aeration, is solar really the right choice for you? Consider the pros, cons, efficiency and cost-effectiveness before you commit.
Why Pond Aeration Is Important
Pond aeration is so beneficial to both the pond’s condition and its inhabitants because it fights stagnation, as well as adds higher dissolved oxygen levels. Your aerator pumps diffused air through the largest concentration of decaying organic matter at the bottom of your pond and throughout the water column. The small bubbles created help to circulate and distribute oxygen throughout the pond. Without adequate oxygen levels, harmful bacteria grows and algae blooms. Additionally, organic material builds up at the bottom of your pond, which can lead to foul odors and poor water quality.
Benefits of Solar Pond Aerators
Aeration systems are a great investment for your pond, as they offer numerous benefits. One of the main advantages to solar systems providing power from sunlight is their eco-friendliness. You don't have to worry about any harmful chemicals being used to keep your pond healthy or pay for electricity. Solar pond aerators are also typically low-maintenance, requiring minimal upkeep once they are installed. And because they don't require an electrical connection, they can be placed anywhere near your pond, giving you more flexibility in terms of placement. Vertex Aquatic Solutions even offers a battery-free version. Their compressors eliminate the need for components such as high-priced solar batteries, battery charge controllers, timers or battery replacements.
Drawbacks of Solar Pond Aerators
Despite their many benefits, there are some drawbacks to using solar pond aerators that you should know before investing in one. These types of aeration systems can be challenging to scale for larger ponds. Another major drawback of solar pond aerators is their dependence on sunlight. For the best results, your aerator MUST be consistent, running all day, every day, and through the night, too. And while there are solar systems with battery back-up packages included, the overall effectiveness can be reduced during cloudy, overcast weather. In addition, they may not work as well in areas with a lot of shade or where sunlight is limited during certain times of the year.
Designing An Efficient Aeration System
Whatever your power source, the right system design will take into account several factors. You need to know the range of Water Depths to create the best turnover rate. The shape and acreage of your waterbody determines the sizing and number of AirStations needed so the entire pond gets the full effect of oxygenation. To truly improve water quality and clarity, reduce algae growth, and promote healthy fish populations, it’s crucial to get a complimentary Engineered Design, Report, and Map custom to your pond’s specifications.
Organic Pond not only offers USA-made bottom diffusers with the highest quality components as a dealer for Vertex Aquatic Solutions, they also have the best pricing available anywhere - everyday. The Vertex system features a diffuser that releases tiny air bubbles into the water, helping to circulate it and distribute oxygen throughout the pond. Their weighted tubing system keeps the diffuser anchored at the bottom of the pond, ensuring that it remains in place even in high winds or strong currents. Installation is mostly DIY plug-and-play.
The innovative Vertex BriteStar system for ponds and lakes is the best solution for the increasing demand of affordable, professional-quality solar-powered aerators where traditional utility power is not available, or for those who prefer clean, renewable energy sources. BriteStar solar aerators utilize cutting-edge technology to restore ponds to their natural, healthy state. With fully automatic features, BriteStar aerators monitor solar panel output, control the digital compressor, and provide maximum airflow each day. It comes supplied with a powerful, long-lasting Brookwood high-efficiency 24-volt BLDC compressor. BriteStar’s battery-free solar aerators eliminate the need for expensive solar batteries, charge controllers, timers, and battery replacements.
“The Vertex Aeration System was an extremely good investment. It has run flawlessly without need for repairs - only simple maintenance at the end of the year. I haven’t had any more stressed or dying fish, and the diffuser pads haven’t needed cleaning a single time!” said Bruce Condello, President/Co-creator of Big Bluegill, Field Advisory Staff and website Moderator of PondBoss magazine.
Aeration systems are a superior investment for any pond owner that wants to keep a healthy and clean environment. When solar panels supply the power, your aeration system is cost-free to operate and earth friendly. When you’re ready for a firm price on a system that’s scaled custom for your pond, spend 5 minutes on the phone with the owner of Organic Pond. He’ll work with you to identify the location, size, and power supply options. Text Jim at 248-210-6576 with the best time to meet, along with your time zone, and get a precise no-obligation quote good for 30 days.
We treat ponds ourselves and know the issues and difficulties that pond owners face. We have the products and techniques to solve such problems without the concern of harming any wildlife. Organic Pond Owner, Jim Selke is dedicated to helping Homeowners, Property Managers, Businesses, Commercial Contractors, Municipalities & Military Bases with their pond care needs. Call 888-986-9995 anytime and join our newsletter for tips and discounts!