What makes BioBoost different from standard aerators?
Please view our 90 second animated video for a comprehensive overview of our water aeration system.
How does wildlife, such as fish, respond to BioBoost?
They love BioBoost! You will often see them congregate around the BioBoost media, since most ponds can always use more aeration and BioBoost brings more oxygen to the water. And that pleases the fish! BioBoost keeps the water moving, and helps to prevent water stratification, which is when a pond flips, creating a state of oxygen void in one of the layers of the water, which leads to a fish kill. BioBoost is an excellent preventative measure to employ.
How soon do I see a change in my water quality?
There is no set answer to this question, since it varies from pond to pond. There are many factors responsible for poor quality issues in a pond. BioBoost provides your greatest tool in combating and resolving these problems. There is no other subsurface water aeration product that provides the enhanced oxygen as well as a home (the media) to encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria. The combination of these two synergies gives you the greatest opportunity for success in gaining or maintaining good water quality.
What is beneficial bacteria and how do I get it?
Beneficial bacteria are friendly microbes that are naturally present in the water. We are discovering the important role they play in a pond’s health. The BioBoost media provides a home for the microbes to nest in, promoting their growth. They compete with algae and other detrimental organisms for the nutrients in the water. As their numbers increase, the beneficial bacteria can effectively decrease the availability of food to algae, therefore impacting their ability to prosper. There are some excellent sources of bacteria available from a number of vendors, and we highly recommend adding additional microbes to the water, since BioBoost will allow them to flourish.
What other equipment do I need to make BioBoost operational?
BioBoost requirements are the same as with any other water aeration system: a compressor, weighted airline, manifold, fittings, which can be purchased through any of our distributors or your pond management company. Please see our installation video for detailed information and visuals.
Who installs BioBoost?
You have many choices. Any one of our distributors can install BioBoost for you, or you can install it yourself with remote supervision. If you have a pond management company or similar, they are able to install as well.
How long does a BioBoost installation take?
This varies on how many ponds you are installing into, or how many BioBoost are needed. However, a typical installation is relatively fast and should be completed within a few hours.
I already have a pond management company who makes decisions regarding my ponds. Can I still get BioBoost?
Yes! All pond management companies are able to install BioBoost. Simply tell them you are interested in BioBoost and provide us with their contact information, and we will work directly with them.
How does BioBoost go into the pond?
Depending on the size of the pond, a boat may be used to drop BioBoost overboard, where it sinks to the bottom. The weighted legs will keep the system in place. For shallower ponds, it can often be walked out.
What maintenance is required?
We suggest leaving BioBoost in your pond for best results. If the bubbles seem to change pattern and you think something is wrong, it is most likely an issue with your compressor or airline so be sure to check those for any issues. You can also always contact us if you have more specific questions!