Pond and Lakes are valuable natural resource. They add to the beauty of the landscape, provide recreation, are habitat for fish and wildlife and an additional water source if needed. However, the good health of a pond is held in a delicate balance. A pond's condition deteriorates when the bottom environment cannot support animal life. The bottom is the area that runs out of oxygen first, it is where the most oxygen is used and it is the farthest from the surface where it is replenished.Without oxygen a lake or ponds self-purification capablity is not only reduced, it is reversed. The small animals, snails, worms, bacteria, etc., which help keep a pond clean cannot live and the pond's nutrients are then recycled from the sediment. This forms a layer of muck at the bottom, which serves as a fertilizer for weed and excessive algae growth. It could also cause large fish kills.
Aeration means adding air to the water. To restore a lake to health, it is essential to get oxygen down to the lake bottom. Lake Bed Aeration not only adds oxygen to the surface water but to the water at the bottom of the lake as well. Once the lake is full of oxygen near the bottom, beneficial aquatic insect larvae, snails.