As more pond owners want to get a head start on their new ponds or rehab older ones they are turning to a proactive pond and lake management approach.
Also known as the fountain of youth for ponds, the Airmax® Ecosystem™ works with Mother Nature to achieve a cost effective way to keep pond and lakes clean, clear and healthy. The system works in two stages: Reactive and Proactive
Weed and Algae growth generally become problematic for pond owners when the oxygen levels have decreased and nutrients levels of fertilizer, runoff or decaying matter has increased. This is typical in a pond that is 3-5 years or older and has previously been treated with only chemicals.
While aquatic algaecides and herbicides may be necessary at times, they will only kill what is presently growing. This option will only act as a short-term solution as the dying weeds will add nutrients and muck to the pond that will feed future plant growth.
Increasing nutrients in the pond will also contribute to low levels of oxygen in the water keeping it cooler on the bottom and warmer on top. As the seasons change the water in the pond will turnover causing the less oxygenated water to mix oxygenated water that can lead to "winter fish kills" and poor water quality.
Airmax® Ecosystem™ is great for both new and older ponds because it treats the root of the problem for long-term control. The combination of bottom diffused aeration; natural bacteria and pond dyes dramatically reduces the nutrient load in the pond.
The anchor of the system is Airmax® Aeration that pumps oxygenated air from the compressor that sits on shore to the diffuser plates located on the bottom of the pond. The induction of air creates a continuous current throughout the entire pond. The tiny micro bubbles produced by the diffuser plates rise to the surface taking the less healthy lower pond water and toxic gases with them allowing the highly oxygenated, healthy pond water to replace it. Once at the surface the gases are released into the atmosphere and by circulation, oxygen levels will improve and water temperature will stay consistent throughout the pond.
Another significant piece of the Airmax® EcoSystem™ is adding aerobic beneficial bacteria products like PondClear™ and MuckAway™ throughout the season. Aerobic bacteria utilize the oxygen in the water to grow and multiple to turn organic material into an odorless gas that escapes into the air. PondClear™ bacteria digest the suspended nutrients found in the water column caused by natural runoff and fertilizers to clarify cloudy murky water. MuckAway™ sinking pellets releases bacteria to consume decaying weeds or muck at an accelerated rate, up to 2 inches per month. If you are looking for faster results, add EcoBoost™ into the pond at the same time. EcoBoost™ increases the reproduction of aerobic bacteria in the water.
Poor water quality can be the result of excessive sunlight. Pond Logic® Pond Dye beautifies your pond and provides a natural shade while improving water quality. Pond Dye is one of the easiest ways a pond owner can manage algae and weed growth in their pond throughout the entire year because it has no water or temperature restrictions.
Managing your pond proactively with Airmax® Ecosystem™ will result in a healthy and beautiful pond season after season.