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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How much do these units cost to operate?

The pump assembly is very energy efficient, with minimal amp draws ( 3.5 - 5 ), 750 watts, they maintain affordability. On average, running continuously, these units remain under 99 cents, per 24 hr period, to operate.

2. How much electricity would I need to operate the Eco-Series?

The common 15amp, 115volt breaker is sufficient for this unit. ** Note: A GFCI breaker in the panel would be our recommendation. GFCI protection is standard on all of our 115 volt fountains /aerators.

3. Is there any protection from electric shock in the water?

We protect all of our 115 volt fountains and aerators with GFCI protection. We would recommend additional GFCI breakers be installed in the electrical panel, by a licensed electrician.

** As with anything mechanical, failures do occur, WE WOULD NOT RECOMMEND ANYONE SWIM IN WATER WITH THE FOUNTAIN OR AERATOR RUNNING. **

THESE UNITS SHOULD NOT BE USED IN WATERS FREQUENTED BY SWIMMERS

4. How much water is necessary to operate the Floating Fountain?


Standard, this unit would require at least three (3) feet of depth, to operate correctly. The Eco-Series can be built, on request, to allow for deeper or shallower depths.

5. Is there any chance of harmful oil or contamination from our fountains/aerators?

No, this unit is oil-free and the motor is totally water-cooled.

6. Are these units difficult to install?


No, All of our fountains/aerators are pre-wired and almost 100% preassembled. Adding the float is usually the only assembly necessary.

There are TWO methods utilized in the floating and placement of a fountain or aerator:

1. This unit may be anchored to the bottom of the pond utilizing two (2) concrete blocks and rope (nylon is preferred) Using a boat drop each concrete block with rope attached, fifteen to twenty feet in each direction from the location of the float, to prevent spinning while in operation. Ropes are then tied to Stainless eyes under the float, or thru holes molded into the Eco-Series float. (This is preferred if you have a lot of activity in the pond/lake. No wires or strings to get caught on.)

2. The second method is to moor the unit to shore, with what we call "dog stakes" or spiral eyes threaded into the ground. We recommend you thread these in just under the waterline and in an area you won't forget. Use either 1/16" stainless steel cable or a dark nylon rope. Once tied off to the float, pull in place and tie or strap to the "spiral eyes" under the waterline. This method makes retrieving the unit much simpler.

7. How do I store the unit?

Storage of this unit is very simple, once out of the water and sprayed clean for the season. This unit can be stored sitting right-side-up, sitting on its base, but we would recommend removing the float, so it is not too top heavy. This unit should be kept from freezing and thawing, a controlled temperature is best, if it is possible. You can purchase a Deicer so that the fountain can be used all year long.


8. What would cause a fountain/aerator to sit unlevel in the water ?

The most common cause for a float to sit unlevel in the water is that the power cord has not been given enough slack to relax in the water, thus pulling the fountain/aerator to one side. Another reason is that usually when anchoring the fountain/aerator with concrete blocks, one side is too tight and actually pulling one side down in the water. Both of these problems are easily remedied.

9. Can I run this fountain in the winter?

Yes, but not as a fountain. This unit can be used to keep an opening in a pond that would otherwise freeze over for the winter, however, you must do the following: THE UNIT MUST OPERATE 24 HOURS A DAY TO PREVENT FREEZING IN, AND MUST OPERATE IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING MANNERS: (A) Operate the pond fountain without a nozzle on it. The display will be a short 2-3' heavy stream of water that will fall directly down on itself (it will rock the float a little): (B) Install the DEICER conversion piece on your fountain. This will produce NO display above the float, as it diverts all the water out beneath the float to keep the surface water around the float moving.


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