Adding a pond fountain or aerator to your pond is one of the most beneficial things you can do for the overall health and beauty of your pond. A fountain or aerator will circulate the water in your pond, add oxygen to the water, and a decorative pond fountain will add a stunning and dynamic water feature.
An average pond without proper circulation has multiple layers of water, with each layer getting colder as it gets deeper. These dark bottom layers typically have little or no oxygen, which can decrease the amount of useable fish habitat and inhibit bottom-dwelling food sources (such as worms and crawfish). Another drawback to an oxygen-starved pond bottom is that organic debris (leaves, plant material, dead fish, etc.) are unable to properly decompose. This can result in an accumulation of black, smelly, anaerobic sludge that builds up over the years, making the pond shallower. Another drawback to heavily layered ponds is that they are more susceptible to fall turnovers and subsequent fish kills.
When a pond has proper aeration and circulation, the layers in the pond are well mixed, and all zones of the pond have good oxygen levels, day and night.
Our staff will work with you to find the fountain or aerator that best suits your needs. Aside from designing and producing WaterSmith* fountains on-site here at the farm, we are also a certified service facility for Kasco pond equipment.
*WaterSmith Systems is a division of Freshwater Farms of Ohio. We’ve spent over 25 years evaluating pond equipment and perfecting our WaterSmith pond fountains to make sure they are the most energy-efficient on the market, featuring low power consumption and high pumping output. The ORIGINAL WaterSmith Fountains are the economical choice for a decorative, yet powerful pond display.