Diffused aerators are a great choice for most lakes or reservoirs. During the summer months most ponds, lakes and reservoirs can suffer from water quality issues and sometimes aeration is often necessary.
Lake, reservoirs and ponds often suffer from a process called thermal stratification. Thermal stratification is the development of layers within the water. On the bottom of the water body, a cooler, oxygen-depleted layer will develop which is separated from the warmer, oxygen-rich layer on the surface by a middle layer called the thermocline. The difference in water density at the thermocline prevent the lower layer and surface layer from mixing, which causes harmful gasses to be trapped and oxygen levels to decrease. Diffused aerators help to combat this issue.
By aerating a water body from the lake bed, the trapped toxic gases are pushed through the thermocline and are able to escape. This helps to balance the ecosystem in the lake or reservoir. The diffused aeration process also creates aerobic conditions and microbial processes can naturally break down nutrients. These nutrients might otherwise be used in the formulation of noxious aquatic weeds and algae.
The diffused water aerators and aeration systems designed and installed by Heathland Group pump air through the diffuser membranes, which then travels to the surface in the form of millions of tiny bubbles. As these bubbles ascend through the layers of thermal stratification they entrain water. This water is naturally oxygenated once it reaches the surface of the water.
We have a range of systems available, because of this, we can usually find a suitable aerator for your aeration requirements. Our diffused water aerators and aeration systems are designed for each individual application. This ensures thorough aeration and helps improve the natural ecology of the waterbody.