Aeration of your garden pond is a vital part of the puzzle to ensure need to have a happy balanced ecosystem and crystal clear water.
Working from the bottom up a pond air pump will aerate and circulate the water using air stones that sit on the bottom of your pond which in turn increases dissolved oxygen levels.
Here are 5 benefits
Increasing the ponds oxygen levels makes your fish and plants are a lot healthier.
1: A water feature such as a waterfall or fountain isn’t as effective as using an air pump.
Having a waterfall feature or a fountain pump to circulate the water in your pond, will only circulate the top portion of your ponds water leaving many areas below the surface untouched.
When it comes to the bottom of your pond there will likely be organic debris rotting and affecting the health of your fish and plants.
The correctly sized pond air pump will work from the bottom up to make sure all the areas of your pond water is circulated and saturated with dissolved oxygen.
2: When you have higher oxygen levels in your pond it will stimulate and increase the natural aerobic bacteria which will greatly increase your filtration system.
A good filter system will lead to healthier fish, cleaner water, thriving plants and less organic debris buildup on the bottom of your pond.
3: In colder climates of NZ in winter a pond one pond air pump can replace the need of a pond heater or waterfall to keep the pond freezing over.
As your fish lay dormant at the bottom of your pond during the winter months organic debris in your pond will continue to decompose and produce toxic gas.
Toxic gasses cannot escape from beneath the surface if the pond is iced over.
A pond one air pump will create a constant movement of water & prevent ice formation on your ponds surface while at the same time the aeration carries the toxic gasses up to the surface to be released keeping your fish nice and safe in the cold winter months.
4: A good sized air pump can also save you money.
Pond one air pumps are very energy efficient and are designed to run 24/7 so you can turn off your waterfall at night and let the air pump do the job of aerating your pond instead.
5: Running an air pump throughout the year in conjunction with a good Pond One filter system will help oxygenate your pond and keep the water clear.
General maintenance will be less as the pond water will stay clearer for longer meaning you can spend more time enjoying your pond than cleaning it.
Your fish will love the oxygen coming from the air stones enjoying the bubbles and your pond will become a well-balanced ecosystem that can only be good for your fish, your pond and your plants.
Contact NZ Pump and Water Filters
0800 040 617