Saturday, February 9, 2019

What is the difference between an Floating Pond Aerator and a Floating Pond Fountain?

What is the difference between an Pond Aerator and a Pond Fountain?

Significant Difference between a floating pond fountain and a pond aerator!

I get asked this question all the time....Most lake and pond fountains are designed with a pump, usually a high volume waterfall pump or an energy saving asynchronous pump.
The pump forces the water through a decorative nozzle, and that is how you get the pretty display. A floating pond fountain will give you higher and more decorative displays. Will this type of fountain aerate, yes it will. Anytime you move the water you are interrupting stagnation, retarding the growth of algae and adding oxygen.

Unlike floating pond fountains, aerating floating fountains need to move high volumes of water in order to do a few things:

• Effectively aerate the pond or lake by moving as much water as possible while refreshing stagnant water. (Destratification)• Impress the landscape or waterscape not only with its visual appearance but also with the tranquil sound of a mountain stream nearby. Doing this in a very efficient manner.

 In fact, Decorative Aerators use heavy duty all stainless steel motors that rotate a high quality propeller that is also made entirely of stainless steel. It works very similar to how a boat propeller works. Water never enters the motor and the propeller literally throws an extraordinarily high volume of the water into the air. Therefore there is no pump to clog nor is there any small pipe outlets to obstruct.

While most 1 hp fountains can only "pump" 8,000 gallons per hour, our 1 horsepower display aerator can "THROW" an astounding 30,000 gallons per hour into the air. AND a 2 hp fountain can only "pump" a mere 15,000 gallons per hour, a 2 horse power decorative aerator can "THROW" an astounding 34,000 gallons per hour into the air.

WOW! That's a lot of water!

A few things to consider:

All ponds need aeration, however if your pond is fairly clean, and you prefer a fancier display, a floating pond fountain will be the best choice. If your pond has issues with algae and aquatic weeds, is stocked with fish, you would be better off with a non clogging pond aerator. You will still have a lovely water display, but will have a greater aeration.

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