pond bubblers and water evaporation

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    micaaronfl76

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    hello all,

    500 gallon pond. this winter i added a dual aquascape bubbler to my pond https://www.google.com/search?espv=...2Fthe-Aerators-for-Ponds%2FCategories;200;200

    i also have a floating heater.

    I have the stream off at this point and i noticed the water levels to be kinda fishy. with the amount of snow and rain the water levels are high but not extremely high.

    have u guys seem bubblers causing water evaporation and even floating heaters?

    i know the dual bubblers is probably overkill but i got a deal on them. not in crises mode as i believe if i did have a leak somewhere my sump pump would be going off more as the pond is pretty much up against the house.
     
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    Mmathis TurtleMommy

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    Well, maybe heated water would be more prone to evaporation, and same with moving water. So guessing it could cause some evaporation, but wouldn't think it would be a significant amt just with that.

    I seem to notice more water loss during the colder months here, but wondering if it's because our humidity is very high in summer, and usually a lot lower in the colder months [can't really call it winter in the south, LOL].
     
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    i probably only lost like a quarter inch so im not in crises mode as of yet. just seems odd to me
     
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    It seems like I notice more water loss in the colder season, too. And summers in my area can be deadly hot. Hmmm, wonder why that is? I mean I know I have a leak right now, but I didn't last year...or maybe I did and the heat of the summer made it go unnoticed. That's probably more like it...
     
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    We have a 1,000 gallon Imperial pond and use a spindrifter bubbler on our bottom drain .
    Two however is more than a little overkill for such a small pond of 500 gallons so it may be an idea next winter to use just the one . .

    Dave
     
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    Evaporation is a bigger issue for us in the winter, because the air is so much drier I'm sure. But anything that creates splashing will increase evaporation.
     
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