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Date added: 07/02/2013 Community Pond Fountain Project Recently Completed

Eagle Fountain Works, Inc based in Ormond Beach, FL has recently completed a pond fountain production project for Rolling Hills HOA located in Kissimmee, FL. An Eagle Fountains model EFL350 lighted fountain was fabricated and shipped to the customer on 6/20/2013 for installation at the main entranceway into the Rolling Hill HOA community to provide pond aeration and aesthetic beauty to the feature pond at the entrance to the development. The fountain installation is to be completed on or before 6/30/2013 so that operation can commence prior to the upcoming 4th of July weekend. Thanks to all who participated in making this fountain project, like so many other pond aerators, pond fountains, and lake fountains, a success.

Date added: 12/13/2012 Why are fish dying in my pond?

Are you tired of dead fish washing up on the shore of your pond? The ponds’ fish may be dying due to suffocation from lack of oxygen. A simple solution is to install an aeration system in order to prevent oxygen depletion.

There are three benefits to installing pond fountains for water aeration in ponds:

1) Allows for water oxygenation

Unfortunately ponds fall victim to oxygen depletion throughout all seasons of the year but this can be prevented by the addition of a proper functioning aeration system such as a pond fountain.

2) Prevents stratification by mixing the water

Stratification occurs in a pond when surface water is heated by the sun while water beneath the surface remains at a much cooler temperature. Stagnant ponds are especially subject to temperature stratification and subsequent oxygen depletion. Without water movement the water layers varying in temperature will not mix and stratification occurs. Oxygen depletion in ponds is further created by the decomposition of organic materials at the bottom of the pond.

Stratification can cause suffocation of fish due to a lack of oxygen in the water layers. This suffocation of your fish can be avoided by installing a pond fountain to continually circulate and mix the waters layers. Mixing and circulating the water prevents development of an oxygen depleted bottom layer. Another added benefit of a circulation system is that they help control nutrients produced within the pond by harmonizing its trophic state.

Gradual turnovers occur during the fall while rapid turnovers transpire during warmer months of the year when storms are likely to occur. Fish are likely to be killed by rapid turnovers rather than gradual. Increasing the oxygen levels in your pond will also rejuvenate the natural bacteria in your pond whose job is to digest the decomposing organic material at ponds bottom. Without these natural bacteria in a healthy active state the bottom of the pond will develop layer upon layer of dead organics normally referred to as "muck".

3) Able to manage the ponds nutrients

As noted earlier, pond fountains circulate the water which provides a proper oxygen rich water environment for your fish year round. A fountain will also help undesired algae and aquatic weeds. If you have moss and /or weeds growing from the bottom of your pond we suggest also adding a dye like Aqua-Shade which will limit the penetration of sunlight to the bottom of the pond. This dye will prevent the moss and bottom weeds from carrying out natural photosynthesis and that over time will kill the unwanted vegetation. If treating a pond with chemicals like copper sulfate to kill algae it is recommended to only treat 1/3 of the pond at a time to limit the depletion of oxygen due to the decomposing organics.

If you have any questions about water aeration, don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 1-800-351-8814 or send an e-mail by filling out the contact form.

Date added: 10/10/2012 Standard Pond Fountain or Lighted Pond Fountain?

If you are looking for a pond fountain for your pond or lake which will you choose, a standard fountain or a lighted pond fountain? This could be a tough decision and really the only person who could answer this would be you!

Although we could not recommend which pond fountain is right for you, we advise you to see both options. A standard pond fountain can be a great addition to any pond or lake. A lighted pond fountain is very similar except for the fact that it is lighted. Both of these types of fountains are great choices!

We recommend you to check out our pond fountains models page. Here you can see many different pictures of all our stand pond fountain and lighted pond fountain models. We know whichever model you choose will be the perfect one!

Date added: 08/09/2012 Pond Fountains for an Outdoor Oasis

We love these great backyard ideas! Designed to be finished in a weekend or less, these 25 fun and easy projects can transform your backyard into the private oasis you always dreamed of. Can you say "staycation"! Another wonderful addition to your backyard oasis would be a pond fountain from Eagle Fountain Works.The visual beauty of moving water and soothing tranquil sounds will be sure to make your backyard oasis come to life. Our Pond Fountains are shipped complete and ready to operate, and installation is a snap! Visitors to your home will be dazzled by the beautiful setting you have created. Here is more information about our pond fountains and pond fountain supplies. Contact us and we will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have regarding our products.