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