- The top of PondHawk® (U.S. Pat. No. 9,290,398) is 6’6” from ground level but can be lower if needed.
- The solar panel dimension may vary, but in most installations it will be a plane angled at 30° with a width of 39” and a length of 64”.
- The system includes the mounting structure and enclosure, solar panel, air compressor, weighted airline, tubing, diffuser, and platform. For PondHawk systems installed by LINNE Industries, it also includes the Quikrete.
- The mast foundation is subject to soil type and varies, but in many installations uses up to seven 50-lb bags of Quikrete.
- The overall weight of a PondHawk unit, excluding the mast and foundation, is 106 pounds.
All ponds need management to help keep the habitat, water quality, and clarity in a healthy balance.
Subsurface aeration addresses many of the underlying causes of problem ponds.
Poor water quality can be the result of a lack of circulation, hot/still weather, phytoplankton decay, anaerobic waste decomposition or pond stratification.
The process of diffused subsurface aeration provides a solution by creating circulation in the pond and dissolved oxygen in the water. Air bubbles released at the bottom of the pond with a diffused subsurface aerator add the much-needed circulation and oxygen into the water, providing the natural balance that allows organics to decompose and a healthy ecosystem for pond life.
Proper aeration also reduces or eliminates the need for repeated chemical treatments.
PondHawk® is a long-term solution that deals with problem ponds proactively.
PondHawk’s unique, patented (U.S. Pat. No. 9,290,398) design was created to fulfill the long-term needs of the pond manager. The construction is durable and reliable, working year-round to aerate the water even under partly-cloudy or freezing conditions.
Because it’s a stand-alone, self-contained system with no connection to the power grid, PondHawk can be installed nearly anywhere, allowing units to be combined to fit any large pond or lagoon.
By minimizing algae and pond scum, subsurface aeration defers dredging by maintaining the capacity, thus increasing the lifespan of the pond.