Lake Nanobubbling & Aeration

Maintaining adequate dissolved oxygen (DO) levels in water is a critical component to sustaining healthy ecosystems in lakes and ponds, therefore, lake oxygenation should be at the forefront of a lake management plan.

Low DO levels and the presence of excess nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus give rise to unhealthy water bodies. Low oxygen at the bottom of water bodies can cause additional releases of nutrients from the sediment, further degrading water quality. Sustaining DO levels across the entire water column increases ecosystem health and helps reduce nutrient recycling from the sediment layer.

Oxygenation and Aeration for lakes and ponds
System TypeVersatilityAlgae ControlIncrease in Dissolved O2Disruption Thermocline (Increased Temps)InstallationMaintenance Cost
Nano BubblerModerateHigh, DirectHighNoSimpleLow
Aerator (bubblers)HighModerate, IndirectModerateYesDifficultModerate
Aerator (fountains)HighLowLowNoModerateModerate/High
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Nanobubblers & Aerators

Depending on budget, lake oxygenation, nanobubbling or aeration should be part of your lake management plan.

We work with manufacturers of both types of systems. An oxygenator is ideal, however, not always feasible or affordable. Aerators, the name is a misnomer, is really a circulator, and while often sufficient to mix oxygen rich surface water to the lake or pond bottom, it also can have some negative or unintended consequences.

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What is lake management?

Natural ponds form over the course of time in depressions and basins on the Earth’s surface. Many factors lead to their formation such as tectonic movement, meandering rivers, former glacial zones and sinkholes. Not all naturally occurring depressions become lakes however, some become wetlands, swamps, or temporary ephemeral/vernal ponds.

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