Does the season effect the aeration needs of my pond?

We are on the edge of Winter and at the beginning of a new season we start to evaluate any changes that may be necessary. It certainly feels like Winter is now with us so will this make a difference to the aeration needs of your pond? Aeration is a very crucial element in any pond.  Every living thing in the pond requires a constant supply of oxygen and every process that happens in the pond is dependent on oxygen. The fish, plants and even the bacteria need oxygen.  However we want to determine when aeration is necessary.

Aeration is important:

  • At Night

    This is when plants are not converting CO2 into oxygen.

  • In Winter

    During winter months in colder climates aeration helps to keep a small hole open in the surface of the pond to aid in degassing

  • In Summer

    As water warms up it is unable to hold as much oxygen so dissolved oxygen levels are generally lower in warmer water temperatures. Aeration will also help to circulate your pond and prevent stagnation and so reduce the number of mosquitoes that can breed in your pond. Therefore aeration is necessary all year long in every season. An Air Pump can supply necessary aeration to your pond throughout the year. Please see our shop for further details.