Benefits of Pond Aeration
Pond aeration increases oxygen levels making it easier for fish to thrive in the hot summers. It also promotes growth of algae controlling beneficial bacteria, along with lowering levels of dissolved toxic gasses and ammonia. Aeration also reduces sludge build up on the pond bottom. In the winter pond aeration helps maintain an open water hole in the ice during winter. With Savio2's quiet operation, you can keep your water moving around the clock to prevent thermal stratification.
The Savio2 Advantage
Savio2 is Savio Engineering's newest large aeration system. Savio2 Aeration primarily helps break up thermocline that can develop over time in a static pond. Air is forced through the rubber membrane and circulates the water to promote higher oxygen levels throughout the pond and helps prevent fish kills from pond turnover. Savio2 creates a healthier environment during the hot summer months and allows your fish to stay in deeper sections of your pond. During winter months, Savio2 keeps a hole in the ice for natural pond gasses to escape.
Choosing the Best Aeration System for My Pond
When deciding which aeration system will work best for your pond, it is important to take into account both shape and size...
Size: You can easily calculate the size of your pond with the following equation- Length x Width / 43,560 = Pond Size in Acres
If you find your pond is between sizes, always round up!
Example: A pond is 600 feet long and 120 feet wide, 600 x 120 / 43,560 = 1.65 Acres, so the best system for the pond would be the SAS2.
Shape: Round ponds provide more effective aeration than irregular or narrow shaped ponds. Typically, one double diffuser per acre at the center of a circular pond will provide sufficient aeration. Contrarily, narrow, long, or irregular shaped ponds often need two or more diffusers in order to circulate the entirety of the water volume. It may be beneficial to look at your pond from an aerial view on a software such as Google Earth to get a better idea of the shape.
Aeration System Components
Air Compressor: The air compressor is the primary piece of the aeration system, it is the pump that produces the compressed air that is delivered to the bottom of the pond. The air compressor is paced on the shore or near the pond, but with additional tubing it can be placed several hundred feet away from the pond
Weighted Tubing: Weighted tubing carries the air produced by the compressor down to the double diffuser at the bottom of the pond. What sets weighted tubing apart from standard tubing is that it doesn't float on top of the pond, so you can easily maintain the beauty of your pond!
Double Diffuser: The double diffuser is attached to the weighted tubing at the bottom of the pond. It is used to break up air, produced by the air compressor, into fine bubbles creating more effective circulation and aeration.
Air Compressor Enclosure: Air compressor enclosures conceal and protect you air compressor. If air compressors get wet or too hot, they will quit working. Savio2 Enclosures are specifically built to house Savio2 Air Compressors to ensure a seamless fit. These Enclosures not only protect your pump from the elements; they also work against overheating with the help of heat-resistant tubing.