If you're considering a windmill to aerate your pond you might want to reconsider. While a wind powered aeration system is an option for a pond that is "off grid" it does have some disadvantages:
The wind doesn't always blow during the longest hottest days of July and August which is when aeration is most important.
When the wind is blowing it the surface action naturally aerates the water so the aeration system is working when it is least needed.
Maintenance is challenging, requiring the removal of the cumbersome, heavy head.
Complex assemble, usually requiring multiple people.
Smoky Trout Farm's STF-250 Solar Direct Aeration System is a cost effective, low maintenance solution to keep your pond, and fish, healthy.
The STF-250 Solar Direct Aeration System is battery free – eliminating the extra cost and maintenance issues of a battery backup system and is so efficient that it works on overcast days.
The STF-250 Solar Direct Aeration System comes with everything you need to get started aerating your pond today:
1.2CFM Brushless Diaphragm Compressor with Regulating Voltage Controller
Full fitting kit (Pressure Release Valve, Pressure Gauge, Foot Valve, High Heat Patch Hose)
Fan Cooled Rust Proof Aluminum Cabinet
High Efficiency Vertex Self Cleaning XL1 Diffuser
260Watt Solar Panel
50’ of Self Weighted Tubing