Ponds that have proper aeration systems will have oxygen flowing into the water, and the water itself will be moving constantly. This does not have to be a wild and raging current, it simply needs to be consistent and strong enough to suit the size and shape of the pond.
A key component of the system is the aeration pump that controls the pressure as the water leaves the tubing and keeps pond water moving. If the pond is accumulating too much bacteria and algae, attracts an excessive number of mosquitoes, or has a musty odor to it, the problem may be a pump that is too small. It may also be indicating a problem with the current pump.
What to Do?
The first course of action is to look at the pump to determine if it may be clogged. Turn off the aeration system before handling the pump for safety. Look it over to see if anything seems to be disconnected, loose, or dented. Clearing a clog or tightening connections may be the solution to the problem.
If that is not the case, the pump may need professional repairs or need to be replaced with a larger pump. Another option is that the system needs two pumps in different areas of the pond. This is sometimes the case with narrow, but long, ponds, ponds that have an odd shape, or those that have experienced more plant growth than anticipated in the last few years.
Selecting the Perfect Pump
There are several options in terms of aeration systems. It is possible the one chosen for the pond originally was not the right one. Consult the staff members at an established website that specializes in aeration systems for ponds.
They can recommend the best aeration pumps for the size and type of pond on the property. One such website, Livingwateraeration.com, has been online for fifteen years accommodating the needs of residential and commercial ponds. Many top manufacturer products are in stock and at low pricing. Provide a brief description of the pond and the problem and recommendations can be made via live chat, telephone, or email.