air pumps to help maintain a healthy ecosystem in your pond is
essential. Pond air pumps do the very important job of circulating
the oxygen so that the oxygen reaches the bottom of the pond. This
achieves two different things: animals at the bottom of the pond get
much needed oxygen and the silt and dirt at the bottom are prevented
from forming sludge. The dirt is picked up and sent into the filter,
remaining in the basket for later cleaning.
There are specific qualities that you should look for in pond air
pumps. A pond air pump should have some of the following parts: stainless
steel or corrosive resistant hardware components, low power consumption,
long life, and a sealant to protect against oil leaks. Some air pumps
are even run without oil. You also want a pond air pump that requires
minimal maintenance – maybe cleaned once or twice a year.