Water Aeration

 Specialist water aeration equipment supplied and installed by Heathland Group

Heathland Group can provide a variety of water aeration options including surface aerators. Our range of aerators includes surface water aerators, diffused aeration systems, solar-powered diffused aeration systems and aerating water fountains.

Water needs to move to maintain the correct levels of dissolved oxygen and this is extremely important to keep your water body healthy and habitable for aquatic life. Aerators are very beneficial, they not only protect your aquatic life by maintaining healthy oxygen levels, they constantly stimulate good aerobic bacteria. They also eliminate unwanted nutrients, which are a cause of algae outbreaks or blooms. Water aeration also reduces noxious smells and improves overall water quality.  Silt reduction would also be a benefit of increased dissolved oxygen levels.

Surface aerators

water aeration - a floating surface lake aerator installed in a lake and aerating the water - Heathland Group NorfolkA surface aerator is one of the most common forms of aeration for water bodies throughout the world. These aerators are extremely popular and provide the ideal solution for most aeration needs. Very little technical knowledge is required to install them.

Our surface aerators provide the most effective water aeration 

Our extensive range of aerators includes some of the most effective as they have minimal restriction of water flow from the nozzles. This results in increased volumes of flow and the very highest water turnover possible. It’s this process of water collision that allows oxygen to be transferred to the water. During the process air/oxygen is pushed into the water creating what is know as dissolved oxygen or DO. This is essential for the aeration process.

Diffused water aerationDiffused water aeration system operating underwater in a lake - aerators from Heathland Group Norfolk

Heathland Group’s diffused aeration systems pump air through the diffuser membranes that are situated on the bed of the waterbody. This air is then able to travel to the lake surface in the form of millions of tiny bubbles.

As these bubbles travel upward through the layers of thermal stratification they entrain cooler, oxygen-deficient water with them. This water is then carried to the surface where it becomes naturally oxygenated. Heathland Group can provide a variety of diffused lake aerators offering both tube or disc-style diffuser membranes. In short, we have a diffused aeration systems to suit any requirement.

Aerating water fountainshigh flow rate select series 2 aerating fountains operating with and without lights - water aeration from Heathland Group

Heathland Group supplies and installs a wide range of aerating water fountains. These aerating water fountains are ideal for increasing the dissolved oxygen levels and improving the water quality but also give a stunning display.

Fountains with increased water flow

The Select series 2 aerating water fountains are designed to have increased central water flow. Not only does this provides a strong stable pattern, but it also gives added aeration capabilities. All our fountain and surface aerators are available with optional lighting packages to further increase the aesthetics of your aerating fountain.

Key features and benefits of an aerator in your lake

  • Diffused aeration systems break up thermal stratification throughout the water column. This allows the entire water column to be oxygenated,  eliminating highs and lows in both temperature and oxygen levels.
  • It increases the breakdown of aquatic waste by providing a habitat beneficial for aerobic bacteria to flourish.
  • When operated continuously in freezing climates, these surface aerators will keep areas in the ice open and moving. This allows toxic gases to escape and maintain the oxygen level in the water.
  • Winter operation keeps areas of frozen lakes open. This allows birds and other wildlife to gain the much-needed water they need during freezing conditions.
  • Prevents fish kills normally seen in freezing conditions due to depleted oxygen levels or gas eruptions linked to rotting vegetation.