Any pond or large aquarium tank can benefit greatly from an aeration system. Surface aerators work at the top of your pond, helping to circulate the water, introduce oxygen, and break up algae and film that can build up on the surface. Each type of aerator uses a pump to expel water into the air, allowing it to come into contact with oxygen (and other gases), which is then carried back into the pond. At Pentair AES, we carry a variety of surface aerator types, including floating fountains, paddlewheel aerators, and floating surface aerators. Choose from Kasco, AIRE-O2, and Power House brands, among others.
The best type of surface aerator for your project will depend on the type of pond, tank, or other body of water that you need to aerate. Many people appreciate the look of floating fountains, which send water into the air in an attractive spray pattern. In addition, you can choose a lighted fountain for extra aesthetic appeal. Paddlewheel aerators have the advantage of moving around in the water, allowing them to aerate a wider area; this type of aerator is very popular for aquaculture applications. Floating surface aerators operate similar to fountains, but tend to spray a greater amount of water with less visual appeal.
In addition to these most common types of surface aerators, we also carry surface bubble aerators, agitators, and aspirators. Not sure which type of aerator you need? Call our knowledgeable experts at 1-877-347-4788 for suggestions and advice tailored to your specific project.