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Could I Use A Surface Aerator or Circulator?

Before we can select the best aeration system, we must ask the most important question—what are your goals for aeration?

Surface aerators are designed for maximum pumping volume and circulation.  They’re not as decorative as fountains, but are the best choice for optimum aeration in a shallow pond.  High circulation rates are helpful in controlling surface algae and other unsightly surface conditions.

Surface units are used in commercial aquaculture operations, industrial applications, and municipal wastewater plants, and related facilities requiring high oxygen transfer.  The process dramatically agitates large volumes of surface water releasing undesirable gases and improving overall aeration.

Circulators are used during summer months to mix and agitate stagnant water, thereby, reducing aquatic plant growth and mosquito reproduction.  In spring and fall, they help reduce thermal stratification and minimize negative affects of pond turnover.  During winter, they move water to prevent freezing.  Circulators contribute directional flow.  Such movement creates a stream environment and adds vital oxygen.

Call Chad to discuss benefits of both models.  Keep in mind; surface aerators and circulators are best suited for small, shallow ponds.  If you have a larger, deeper lake; bottom diffuser stations serviced by an air compressor might deliver best results.  Either system will pay big dividends in healthier environments.

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