Pondmaster Air Pumps
It's a fact. Every living organism needs air - and the rocks on the moon don't turn into spiders.
We can't tell you how many times a customer has come into our store complaining that their pond isn't in balance. There are noxious odors, algae is out of control, and for some unknown reason, at the peak of the summer a fish dies from some mystery illness where there was no sign of stress, etc. We have had people bring their dead fish to our store expecting us to solve this summer mystery. Almost every time, with little CSI involved, we discover the obvious... Their pond has no air!
Aeration is to outdoor ponds as it is to a fish tank. What good fish keeper would have a 20 gallon aquarium without aeration? None! Then why in the world is it ok to skip this in a pond with hundreds to thousands of gallons?
The typical pond in America looks like this: Liner with rocks on it, a skimmer with a pump in it, and a waterfall at the other end. Your pond contractor likely told you that the waterfall was enough aeration - we strongly disagree. Let's talk common sense. This waterfall is at the opposite end of your pond, right? Bubbles rise, right? Then how in the world is air supposed to get to the BOTTOM of your pond where it's needed the most? Answer is that without a proper air pump, it can't.
Here's a real good explanation of how a pond is affected by air:
Before: Algae blooms blocks sunlight and excretes toxins leaving a thin layer of oxygenated water suitable for fish life. Dead matter settles to the bottom to decay forming a septic like sludge. Without oxygen, the bottom water loads up with toxic gasses prohibiting vibrant life. Your fish stay near the surface where the concentrated ppm levels of whatever oxygen there is trying to survive.
After: Circulated oxygen enables benthic organisms (and beneficial bacteria) to grow on the bottom. Fish feed on the benthic organisms and have full use of the pond. Fish are now healthier from abundant foods, oxygen, and lack of toxins that are forced to the surface to be gassed off. The pond is even healthier now that the circulation has improved, allowing filtration to do it's job, beneficial bacteria to eat the sludge layer at the bottom of the pond, and the result is clearer, healthier water.
Pondmaster air pumps have been designed to meet the safety requirements of multiple water related applications. The non-oil lubricated motor is energy saving and engineered for a long life. Perfectly safe for outdoor applications, but recommended to be protected from the outdoor elements.
Pondmaster air pumps feature:
- Energy saving
- High volume
- Steady flow
- Air diffuser included
- 6' cord
- 1 year warranty
| Item#|| Name || Watts|| Outlet|| Pond Size|| Dimensions|| Air Volume||Product Examples|
| 04520|| AP-20|| 20|| 1/2"|| 2,500|| 6" x 9" x 6 5/8"|| 1700 cu"/min.|
| 04540|| AP-40|| 40|| 3/4"|| 5,000|| 10 1/4" x 7" x 7 1/4" || 2900cu"/min.|
| 04560|| AP-60|| 50|| 3/4"|| 7,000|| 8 1/4" x 11" x 8 5/8"|| 3600 cu"/min.|
| 04580|| AP-80|| 100|| 3/4"|| 10,000|| 8" x 11 3/4" x 9 5/8"|| 8900 cu"/min.|
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