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3rd party study confirms that Koenders windmills have the best performance ratings in the industry!Read more About it
Aeration windmills have consistently been a great tool to aid pond owners in tackling the issues caused by run off and nutrient pollution in their ponds. There are a lot of options available when it comes to picking a windmill so we thought we would provide you with information that might help you decide which product or brand is best suited for your needs.
We commissioned a study to review 4 different windmill aeration designs. The study tested the following compressor types at different water depths and wind speeds:
- a single diaphragm compressor
- a balcam compressor
- a double diaphragm compressor
- a bellows compressor
Instead of focusing on cubic feet per minute, the results focus on cubic feet per month of air being produced. Cubic feet per month shows what a windmill aeration system will actually produce in the field and is a metric that is a much better indicator of performance. In the field you have wind speeds and varying pond depth which yields a corresponding PSI of back pressure rating.
This technical white paper is intended for the end user and has been written in a way that consumers can understand. We hope it sheds some light on the potential for misleading performance measurements and aides you in the selection of a windmill aeration system that works for you.
"Our pond brings a great deal of pleasure to me, thus I want to keep it algae and muck free especially in the hot summer months where pond water issues area more predominant. This year we had a very hot summer, extreme temperatures that got up into the high 80’s, low 90’s and with the use of Koender’s Nature’s Pond Conditioner and aeration windmill I was able to keep my pond algae and muck free. My goal has always been to prevent pond water issues from occurring as opposed to waiting until there is an issue."