Nutrients and muck build up over time from run-off coming into the pond.
There are many ways to get rid of algae. You can rake it out, which is very labor intensive, spray it with algaecide, stock your pond with Tilapia, which will eat floating mats of algae, add preventative bacteria and substances that lock up the nutrients, or add dye to block the light penetrations.
Aerators eliminate pond muck, keep water clear and fish healthy, save money on pond treatments, and reduce algae and fish kills.
Aqua Master aerators are the leading aeration systems in the industry with varying warranties - from 3 years to lifetime warranties for diffusors, compressors, and tubing.
Costs range from $3 to $50/month for a small Aeration System. They run 24/7, 7 days a week.
1 to 3 months.
No. They are generally for submersed vegetation, such as Hydrille.
If fountains are the right size for a pond, they can help aerate the pond. But generally, pond aerators do a more efficient job of aeration and water quality. They use less electricity and run 24/7. Fountains are used primarily for their beauty and the soothing water sounds they emit.
A degree holding aquatic scientist evaluates your pond and sets up a plan to make it healthy and beautiful.