The AquaZoo seal pond: a safe place in a world of water

Leeuwarden (The Netherlands)

An experience park with many aquatic animals

AquaZoo is located close to the city of Leeuwarden. In this zoo that revolves around aquatic life, over 125,000 annual visitors experience its magnificence. They are introduced to the precious animals that are the ambassadors of their species who live in the wild. Currently, over 88 species live in AquaZoo.

This park does of course endeavour to help these animal species and their natural habitats survive. For AUGA, it is a pleasure to contribute to that goal.

Flowing water and additional aeration in ponds

AquaZoo was looking for technology that would further improve the quality of the water. In short, they were looking for an improved water flow and aeration in their ponds. AUGA proved to be the perfect partner to accomplish that.

The park features multiple water structures, each of which asking for a different approach, which is why we selected appropriate installations for each individual water structure. Currently, we have operational configurations in the pelican pond, the ape pond and the kangaroo pond.

The seal pond is being equipped with an AUGA MegaFlow Combi installation: a floating aggregate consisting of a mixer and an aerator. The mixer ensures a proper water flow over long distances, while the aerator is positioned under the mixer to add large quantities of oxygen to the volume stream.

With a total energy consumption of only 2.6 kW, a work zone of over 90 metres is accomplished.

AUGA: the expert in improving the water quality of public water

Stagnant and often shallow water can be a cause for nuisance if temperatures rise. A lack of oxygen, algae infestations or odour nuisance are increasingly present problems in cities, parks and at campsites and other recreational terrains.

AUGA designs and constructs propeller pumps in floating and fixed versions. These are both aerators and mixers in a single device, that use little energy to enable a proper flow and aeration of large water volumes. The propeller pumps are crucial for improving the water quality: it improves the biological degradation of organic substances within the water and recovers the oxygen management.

With the compact installations delivered by AUGA, problems such as algae and odour nuisance are permanently solved. This does not only benefit the lives of the ‘residents’ of AquaZoo Leeuwarden, but also helps the entire underwater world!