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Pond aeration and aerators: Second thoughts

Aerators, especially paddlewheels, are often used to mix the water and address oxygen stratification in ponds. However, most aerators do not provide the most efficient and power-conscious service. Due to thermal and oxygen stratification in ponds, the efficiency of paddlewheel 

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Overview of mechanical pond aeration

Mechanical pond aerators increase the rate at which oxygen from air enters water by providing a greater surface area to facilitate diffusion.