Installing a windmill aeration system is ideal for controlling the health of a body of water. These windmills can aerate a pond that is as large as three acres. For larger ponds, more than one windmill can be installed. With a pond windmill kit, the installation process is fairly easy, even for beginners. The first thing a pond owner needs to decide on is what size to purchase. These windmills come in 12 foot, 16 foot, and 20-foot models. Most experts recommend a pond owner purchasing the largest windmill they can afford so they can be sure their pond stays properly aerated at all times.
The kits come with all of the pieces that are needed for installing the windmill. It is recommended a person has someone to help them through the installation process. Although the instructions are easy to follow, moving all of the heavy parts alone can be difficult. It will typically take about eight to ten hours for the full installation, so a pond owner needs to be prepared to have plenty of time so they will not feel rushed through the process.
Once the windmill is installed, it works without intervention. The wind simply moves the blades of the windmill and then this moves the water through the pump, introducing beneficial oxygen into the depths of the water. Maintenance on these windmills could not be simpler. All an owner needs to do is grease the pivot tube and swivel bearing once a year, a process that takes around fifteen minutes to accomplish.
These windmills can be placed up to 1000 feet from the source of water and will still be able to provide ample aeration where it is needed. When properly installed, these windmill units can provide years of power aeration to a pond so it will stay healthy in all seasons. Those in cold climates would be wise to purchase a windmill freeze control unit to further protect their pond and windmill.
With a pond windmill, the water will constantly be stirred inside your pond so it is full of healthy oxygen. Take a look at the windmill selection today so you can make a sound decision for your pond aeration needs.