A lake or pond is a valuable resource for the community. It might serve as a retention basin, serve as a fishing hole or be an aesthetically pleasing ecosystem for people and wildlife to enjoy. However, if a body of water is not taken care of, specific problems can develop. This is especially important for artificial water fixtures.
Sometimes the cause of an imbalance in your retention pond is a lack of an aeration system. Proper oxygenation can prevent excessive algae growth and maintain a suitable pH level for flora and fauna to thrive. See below for some ideas on good lake and pond aeration.
If you have a shallow body of water, fountains are a good option. Not only are they pleasing to the eye, but they oxygenate the water with their spraying action. However, deeper pools of water need a more robust aeration system to shake the harmful gases stuck in the depths.
If you have a deep aquatic habitat, you probably need to incorporate a submersed aeration system. Deep bodies of water often need pumps installed on their seabeds, which are connected to a compressor on dry land. Air is pumped out on the lakebeds, creating bubbles that rise to the surface of the water. The surface of lakes and ponds is where oxygen accumulates, so the bubbles coming from the seabed help churn the surface and create a more balanced environment. If you have a deep body of water that is not getting oxygenated, contact a professional who installs aeration pumps for lakes.
It seems counterintuitive, but healthy bodies of water need air. Specifically, they need a circulation system that releases bacteria growing gases and spreads oxygen evenly. If you notice a lot of algae growing on your pond or lake, contact a professional about installing a proper aeration system.