Decorative Fountain Aeration
Fountain Design, Installation, Maintenance & Storage
Serving Southeast Michigan
Decorative Fountains and Light Kits
Fountains provide both aesthetics and aeration value. With many styles and fountain sizes available, let us help determine the best fountain for you. Want to see it before you buy it? Ask about our demo fountain pond.
Who Can Benefit From Winter Storage & Inspections
- Home Owners Associations
- Retention Ponds
- Lake Front Properties
- Residential Swimming & Fishing Ponds
Offsite Inspection Cleaning, Repairs and Winter Storage
The Pond Guy offers services for all makes and models from this popular manufacturer:
The Pond Guy offers services for all makes and models from these popular manufacturers:
Once removed and inspected, fountains will be tagged and transported to our facility, where they will be cleaned and evaluated for repairs if needed. We will provide a written estimate for any repairs necessary such as oil changes, damaged cords, and warn bulbs, so repairs are complete and units are ready for reinstallation to your Southeast Michigan area pond or lake, in the spring.
All units will be stored at our facility for the winter.
Our techs will transport the fountain back to the pond and assemble, install and start the unit and set timers.
Frequently Asked Questions
All fountain units should be removed for the winter. If you use your pond for winter recreation then all aeration systems should be removed. Running the aerator in the winter is beneficial, however. The column of bubbles will keep a hole open in the ice, allowing for gas exchange during periods of heavy ice and snow. This circulation eases fish stress levels and also gives your bacteria a head start in the springtime. If you would like assistance with winter removal and unit maintenance, contact us regarding our Winter Storage Program.
Aeration is the process of mixing a pond by forcing air through a diffuser plate at the bottom of a pond. The resulting column of air circulates the water from bottom to top, creating an opportunity for the entire water body to contact the surface/air interface. The majority of a pond’s gas exchange occurs at this interface, where oxygenation is not the only important process. Toxic gasses from the sub-surface waters are allowed to escape into the atmosphere when the water body is mixed. The overall effect of aeration provides a healthier ecosystem for all forms of life involved.
A diffused air system, is a shore-mounted unit, that pumps compressed air to diffuser plates located on the bottom of pond. This method circulates the entire water body, which eliminates stratification and aerates all of the water in the pond. Fountains (or fountain aeration) are located on the surface of the pond, with an intake that only draws from the top few feet of water. This does not eliminate stratification and only mixes a fraction of the water column.
An aerated pond will be clearer, cleaner, healthier, and have less muck on the bottom. Aeration systems create an ideal environment for adequate gas exchange, allowing nature’s beneficial bacteria to eliminate excess nutrients and muck. As nutrient levels are reduced toxic gasses, excess algae/weed growth, and mucky bottoms are eliminated.