Four Styles of Aeration

Aerators come in varieties specific to the type of aeration they provide, from surface to deep water.

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  • High Oxygen Transfer
  • Form & Function
  • Decorative Fountain
  • Subsurface Diffused
Lake and Pond Aeration Options | Jones Lake Management
Lake and Pond Aeration Options | Jones Lake Management

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With 325+ years of combined experience, we are leaders in lake and pond management. We work with each client to provide a blueprint for developing the pond of their dreams.

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Our 110+ biologists understand the delicate dynamics of aquatic ecosystems and maintain a balance of health and beauty. 

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Jones Lake Management sells, installs, and maintains four different styles of aeration systems. Our team will assess your lake and determine which variety will work best.

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High Oxygen
High-oxygen-transfer surface aerators greatly improve water quality in ponds by dramatically agitating high volumes of water at the surface. These units are typically selected for surface aeration when a decorative fountain pattern is neither necessary nor desired. The white boil of highly aerated water focuses on maximum exposure of water to air for valuable gas exchange. High oxygen transfer surface aerators can also be used as deicers and will protect fish, boats, and dock pylons from ice even in the coldest conditions.

Form & Function
Form and function surface aerators are designed to fit the needs of pond owners who wish to achieve a display pattern that is both aesthetically pleasing and an effective aerator. Form and function surface aerators produce a low-pressure but high-volume discharge with high oxygen transfer rates. This is the most common type of surface aerator used by residential pond owners as well as land developers seeking to block out commercial eyesores or mask the sound of highway traffic.

Decorative surface aerators are usually referred to as lake or pond fountains. Fountains typically utilize a centrifugal impeller to produce a high-pressure, low-volume display pattern. Fountains are often designed to produce a very tall, attractive, and eye-catching display. However, due to the reduced volume, a fountain may not be the best type of surface aerator for full-time pond aeration needs. Most fountains of this variety are utilized in corporate parks or at subdivision entrances.

Subsurface Diffused
Diffused aeration is one of the most energy-efficient means of aerating a pond or lake. These aerators push air to the bottom of the pond, where diffuser stations break the air into small bubbles that rise to the surface. This constant flow of water disrupts the thermocline, vents harmful gasses from the pond bottom, and provides a larger usable area for the fish population as oxygen levels increase throughout the body of water. Diffused aeration is an option even when electrical access is up to a quarter of a mile away from the water’s edge. This low-profile aeration maintains the natural feel of a lake or pond while increasing dissolved oxygen.

Lake and Pond Aeration Options | Jones Lake Management


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Fountains and Aeration

Aeration offers a multitude of benefits for ponds and lakes. It enhances water circulation, which helps distribute oxygen more evenly, benefiting fish and other aquatic life. Aeration also reduces stratification, prevents harmful algal blooms, and improves water clarity. Additionally, it promotes the breakdown of organic matter, mitigating foul odors and improving overall water quality.

At Jones Lake Management, we offer both surface aeration and bottom-based aeration systems. Each system has unique advantages, and our experts will assess your waterbody to recommend the most suitable option based on your lake's specific needs.

Surface aeration, such as fountain aerators, agitate the water at the top to increase oxygen exchange and improve aesthetics. On the other hand, bottom-based aeration uses diffusers or air stones to release air at the lake's bottom, effectively lifting and circulating water from the depths to the surface. This type of aeration is more efficient for deeper waterbodies and can significantly enhance oxygen levels throughout the water column.

Aeration is a powerful tool for improving the health of your waterbody. By maintaining optimal oxygen levels and reducing stratification, aeration creates a healthier environment for fish, diminishes the potential for fish kills, and reduces the accumulation of harmful gases.. It also aids in decomposing organic matter and supports a thriving and balanced aquatic ecosystem.

Jones Lake Management provides comprehensive aeration installation services tailored to your waterbody's unique characteristics. From selecting the appropriate aeration system to precise placement, our team ensures an effective and efficient installation process for maximum aeration benefits.

Yes, we offer proactive maintenance programs to keep your aeration system operating at its best. Regular inspections, cleaning, and adjustments are essential for optimal performance, and our maintenance programs are designed to extend the life of your aeration system and ensure continued benefits for your pond or lake.

Our aeration repair services cover any unexpected issues or malfunctions with your system. Our skilled technicians are equipped to diagnose and resolve problems promptly to minimize downtime and ensure your aeration system operates smoothly.

Winterizing fountains is crucial to protect them from freezing temperatures and potential damage during colder months. Our fountain winterization services involve draining water and properly storing the equipment to prevent any costly repairs or replacements come springtime.

Yes, aeration can reduce mosquito breeding grounds.

Getting started is easy! Contact our friendly team at Jones Lake Management to assess your waterbody's specific needs. From there, we'll design a custom aeration plan that aligns with your goals and provides the most effective and efficient results for your pond or lake.