Algae Control in Lakes
Aeration works to reduce algae, prevent algae and reduce aquatic weeds
One of the most common issues that installing a lake aeration system in Canadian lakes addresses is algae. Blue-Green-Algae blooms struggle to grow once an aeration system is installed, as increased oxygen, increased water circulation reduce internal phosphate and nutrient loads. Using beneficial bacteria to reduce the nutrients and the weeds is also key to maintaining a healthy lake. Aeration also reduces the nutrient rich muck layer at the bottom of the lake reducing weed growth over time. Lake dye and bacteria can reduce weed growth in a shorter amount of time .
While aeration is the key to preventing algae and other weed growth, any small algae blooms can be treated with algaecide.
Improve Water Quality in Lakes
Aeration reduces sedimentation, muck accumulation and odour while increasing water clarity
Lake aeration is the biggest component of improving water quality and water clarity in Canadian Lakes. The effect of increased oxygen and increased water circulation is an extensive list of benefits increasing water quality. Aeration reduces sedimentation rates, preventing muck and sludge accumulation on the lake bottom. Aeration also encourages the growth of aerobic bacteria which aids in digesting organic wastes, increasing water clarity. This improved water quality, as a result of the increased dissolved oxygen, restores the health of the lake ecosystem, reducing odours and smells from the water.
Eliminate Fish Kills, Increase Available Food for Fish and Maintain a Healthy Ecosystem
Restore oxygen to lake bottom, improve health of ecosystem and allow fish to live in all depths of water year round
Dissolved oxygen is crucial to fish survival in Canadian lakes, particularly throughout the cold winter months. Keeping fish alive in a stocked lake year round is possible with a reliable and efficient aeration system. Many fish kills are the result of fall or spring turnover, in which oxygen depleted water from lower depths cycles to the the top depths of the water, killing the fish due to lack of oxygen. This can be prevented with bottom diffused aeration which ensures water cycles throughout all depths of the lake, increasing oxygen levels, improving overall health of the ecosystem, increasing food for fish and allowing them to thrive in all depths of the water. Insects, and most worms do not grow on lake bottoms with no oxygen.