Lakes are ecosystems in themselves. While a statuary fountain is always at odds with the elements and unwanted lifeforms, a lake naturally has vegetation and even fish that need to be cared for. A lake fountain aerates the lake and that is a great task that will add to the live and beauty of the lake ecosystem.
Aerating a lake keeps oxygen within the water. Ever wondered how fish can stay alive in a frozen lake? They are taking the oxygen within the water to support themselves. Likewise, much vegetation also benefit from this present oxygen.
Aeration also keeps the lake from becoming stagnant. We know what a stagnant body of water looks like. It isn’t pretty and it can smell. Stagnation and low aeration can cause an excess of unwanted vegetation to form and destroy the balance of the ecosystem. Fish will die from an environment like that.
What do you need to know to when buying a lake fountain for a better ecosystem? Start off with deciding if you will need a floating or diffused water system. A floating system is appropriate for shallower lakes because the pump takes from the top two feet of the lake. The surface water is what is being shot in the air and what creates the visual aspect of your lake fountain.
A diffused lake fountain works a bit differently. The diffused fountain is appropriate for plus 10 feet deep lakes. These fountains create aeration deep in the lake, forming bubbles that circulate from down deep to the top of the lake.
Water Feature Pros sells plenty of lake fountains that will suit your needs. Peruse our online catalog and you will be able to gauge which fountain is best for you. All of our lake fountains have specs and categories that we encourage you to consider when choosing a fountain.