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Fountains can act as surface aerators and is recommended only in the shallow areas of the pond as fountains are much less efficient than bottom-up aeration for increasing oxygen levels. Fountains do have more visual appeal though, than bottom-up aerators and add to the decor of the pond! Essentially, the splashing of the fountain water traps oxygen in the top 6 inches to 1 FT of the surface pond water. We include our aeration and decorative nozzles to increase the oxygen capture and depth that the surface aeration will go down. The deeper the splash the further down the oxygen penetration goes which helps with the circulation flow in the pond. Surface aeration also assists with minimizing the amount of insect breeding in the pond by providing consistent surface agitation.
Decorative Fountains use very little amperage as you can see by the specifications chart below. Our fountains come with 100 FT of electrical cord instead of the 50 FT that comes with many of the fountains on the market.
For evening ambience, choose a Koenders Decorative Fountain with lighting!
Our lighted fountains include all of the benefits of our regular Decorative Fountain Packages, PLUS:
- Three ultra-bright, halogen bulbs.
- Three complete color lens sets (four colors each, RED, BLUE, YELLOW, GREEN)
- Easy installation guide
Whether you’re lighting up the course from your golf course restaurant, or illuminating your backyard pond, our Koenders Lighted Decorative Fountains add the perfect touch of luxury to your pond.
|Decorative Fountain Specs|
|Warranty||1 year limited warranty on pump|
|Spray pattern (wide V nozzle)||4 interchangeable nozzle patterns Spray height: 12-14 feet, Spray width: up to 25 feet|
|Gallons per hour||Over 4,100|
|Running amps||5.0 (may be less depending on nozzle)|
|Min. water depth||1½ FT|
|Average hourly electrical cost (based on $0.10kw/hr)||5½ cents|
|Average cost to move 10,000 gallons||13.5 cents|
|Recommended shallow pond area for aeration||Up to ½ acre|
"Our pond brings a great deal of pleasure to me, thus I want to keep it algae and muck free especially in the hot summer months where pond water issues area more predominant. This year we had a very hot summer, extreme temperatures that got up into the high 80’s, low 90’s and with the use of Koender’s Nature’s Pond Conditioner and aeration windmill I was able to keep my pond algae and muck free. My goal has always been to prevent pond water issues from occurring as opposed to waiting until there is an issue."