I edited the title. It did not distinctly mention ponds. I have had several generators and I have used them for over 33 years, but never on a pond nor have I had one in the past 16 years. Polls have to consider all possible situations. I could have given 3 different answers to this poll before I edited the title.
There is another poll with similar problems. Please think before you publish one that there may be other possible scenarios that could tarnish your results.
Feel free to ask me to edit any after you review them. I like polls, but they are not usefull unless worded correctly.
BTW, this information you guys provided was very helpful. rather than buy a generator, I bought a cheap inverter because I already had two 12 V deep cell batteries. The OASE aerator I have will run for a long time on one of those batteries, so I feel better now. Ironically we've already had a short power outage.