Aerate ponds of 3 acres or less with the PS30 advanced pond aeration solution from Airmax Eco-Systems. Proper aeration promotes harmful gas release and allows ponds to be open year-round in any climate.
Features. Works by pumping air from a compressor located on shore to synergistic diffuser plate located at the bottom of your pond. Induction of air through a diffuser plate causes a continual current to circulate through the entire pond . Air flow 40 CFM. Airline 3 038 W x 1200 D in. Diffuser plates 3 Pro air 4.
Stir Up the Strata
As the summer cools to winter, a shift happens below your pond’s surface. If the water is not circulated, it naturally separates by temperature: In the summer, the warm oxygen-rich water sits on the top while the cool water, thick with toxic gasses, sits at the bottom. As winter approaches, those different pools of water will flip. The cool water - and all the gasses - rises to the top while the warm water sinks. The pools of water mix - and in extreme cases - this stratification, seasonal shift, and toxic gas distribution can cause a winter fish kill.
A bubbler aeration system prevents that. If the water is churned and moved all year long, it will not stratify. The water at the top and bottom will remain the same temperature, oxygen will be saturated throughout the entire water column, and the gasses will not build up. That makes for an ideal environment for the fish.
Keeps a Hole in the Ice
If your pond freezes over completely and there is no hole in the ice, the decaying matter in your pond (all the fish waste and detritus that naturally break down beneath the surface) releases deadly gasses that are trapped underneath the ice. Prolonged, this will cause a winter fish kill. A bubbler aeration system stops this from happening. The moving and cycling water creates a hole in the ice, allowing the harmful gasses to escape while allowing healthy oxygen in.
A word of caution: If you want to ice skate on your pond and you’re not concerned about fish throughout the winter, we recommend you turn off your aeration system completely. That way, the pond will freeze solid and you’ll be safe while you have some winter fun.