Aeration in winter time

Aeration in winter time

Aeration of a reservoir is a necessary process for the healthy and full-fledged life of both the reservoir in general and its inhabitants in particular. Today we will share our experience of using the Green Stream aerators in winter time.

We have a client on whose reservoir we had our experience. The pond is 15×45 meters size, the average depth is 2.2 meters, there is a fish in the reservoir (which we launched to the delight of the client in the fall). Weather conditions: there was a cold snap, the temperature was set at -8 C and we made our first experiment, the ice thickness close to aerator was up to 1 cm. Our 0.25 kW aerator was able to wash the ice in about 15 minutes, after 2 hours of operation there was a open water spot with a size of 2-3 m.

Here’s what happened after running the aerator for 2 hours:

Aeration in winter time

We also decided to check the situation when our aerator is installed in the ice hole and how long time it will takes  to erode the ice and form a open water space.

Weather conditions: air temperature -8 C, ice thickness 3.5-4.5 cm. This time we used a 1.1 kW aerator, cut through the ice and launched our device. After 2 hours of work, a spot of open water surface of 2×5 meters was formed.

And this is the work result  after 8 hours:

Aeration in winter time

We hope that our experience was interesting and useful for you. Below is a video of our experience.

Green Stream Team