Aerators & Fountains
Pond Surface Aerator
The Power House line of pond surface aerators will help prevent costly and devastating fish kills that occur all too often in the Texas heat. These units help to maintain cleaner water, provide gentle circulation, and prevent thermal stratification. This means better growth rates and increased immunity to fish stress and disease.
These mobile units can be moved to provide emergency aeration to any lake at any time. Preventing even one total fish kill will usually offset the cost of your Power House Aerator.
These pond surface aerators will improve water quality without increasing the turbidity. Units are available in range of sizes from 1/2 Hp to 4 Hp.
Pond Fountain Aerators
The PowerHouse F1000F offers an alternative for those who prefer aesthetics in their pond as much as oxygenation. Minimal horse power and low running amps combine to create a classic looking circular “V” pattern fountain. Throwing large goblets of oxygen depleted water as high as 6′ up and as far as 21′ out helps expose it to air and transfers it to areas in the pond that are also low on oxygen. For those keeping a close eye on operating costs, this fountain’s lovely pattern is comparable to a handful of others on the market, but consume half of the energy.
- 1 hp
- 8.2 Amps
- 17″ minimum depth
- 130 GPM
- Spray Area: 6′H x 21′ W
- Cord Lengths (ft): 50, 100, 150, 200
The Power House, Inc. has also introduced a new line of Olympus Display Fountains. They have expanded the line of fountains to included .33, .75, 1 and 1.5 hp units. The .33 and .75 hp are available in 115V and both the 1 and 1.5 hp units are available in 230V. The new .33, .75, 1 and 1.5 hp fountains are a quantum leap forward in operational efficiency; you can now get more fountain at a lower horsepower than our competitors.
Combining lower horsepower with lower amperage keep operating costs to a minimum without sacrificing height and diameter. With a variety of spray patterns to choose from, you can pick the size and pattern that fits your specific need and budget. Scroll through the photos above to view the different styles.To view the specifications of each fountain type, click to enlarge the photos below.
Pond Aeration Facts
Decomposing organic material (leaves, fish waste etc.) settle to the bottom of the pond and begin to decay. As they decay they consume oxygen and release toxic gasses (nitrogen, ammonia etc.). Without proper aeration, these toxic gases become trapped in the deeper, colder, and now oxygen starved water. The lack of dissolved oxygen in the water, is known as an anaerobic condition. Because of this condition, the beneficial bacteria which breathes oxygen and releases CO2 begins to die off further complicating the problem. This natural process occurs in all bodies of water, but it is not until you reach an unhealthy balance or sudden “turnover” that the problems arise.
The result of a unbalanced ecosystem can lead to a build up of algae. Algae consume nitrogen, ammonia, and soluble phosphates and release oxygen through photosynthesis.
The problem occurs when blooms of planktonic algae race out of control, thus producing high amounts of oxygen during the day and using most all of it up at night. The result is typically a total fish kill. Having an aeration system levels out the natural cycle and maintains an acceptable level of oxygen in the water year round.