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Catskill Pond's Aeration
At Catskill Pond we are not just a pond builder, we specialize
in aeration systems for ponds and lakes. We bring three generations of
experience to every job, from the smallest pond to the largest lake.
Catskill Pond has access to all the modern technologies and applications.
We have the expertise to design, install and monitor systems for any size
pond or lake, greatly improving the dissolved oxygen deficiencies.
The purpose of an aeration
system is to introduce oxygen at the bottom layers of a lake or pond, which
will break down the organic matter. By controlling the aquatic vegetation,
break-down of excess nutrients on pond soil, and the circulation of the
water, the biological filtration of wet lands in the lake or pond is greatly
improved. The result is: improved water quality, prevention of fish kill,
thus promoting a healthier fish population and providing a more enjoyable
swimming environment in lakes or ponds at swimming and recreation
In addition to cleaning the pond or lake by breaking down organic matter the
aeration system when properly applied will break the thermal cline that
develops in the hot summer months. The
cline is the layer
between the water heated at the surface by the suns rays and the very cold
layer that sits below the surface.
By breaking the thermal cline the water temperature of the whole body of
water is moderated to a consistent comfortable swimming temperature vs. the
very cold layers that would exist in a lake or pond with no aeration. This
also contributes to a larger ecosystem for the aquatic wildlife that will be
rich in dissolved oxygen as the layer below the thermal cline is usually
Every pond and lake in the
Catskill region greatly benefits from the addition of an aeration system.
An aeration system can serve as an important management tool for the owner
who may not be available on site on a regular basis. This makes an aeration
system one of the most essential improvements a pond owner can make.
Get a laugh watching Scott and Paul
learn to steer the boat with a new trolling motor
while installing an aeration system.
the photo below)