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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How long is the submersible power cable that comes with my Scott Aerator product?
  2. What safety procedures are required for my Scott Aerator Company product?
  3. How do I decide if I need a fountain or an aerator?
  4. Can I operate my fountain day and night?
  5. How much of an increase on my electric bill should I expect to see?
  6. How long will it take for my unit to be delivered?
  7. What type of warranty does my unit from Scott Aerator carry?
  8. Do I need any special permit from my state or local authorities to operate an Aquasweep, DA Aerator, or fountain?
  9. Does Scott Aerator have lighting available for fountains and aerators?
  10. Is installation difficult?
  11. What type of upkeep is required for my Scott Aerator product?
  12. Does Scott Aerator ship outside the US?
  13. How will my Scott Aerator products hold up in salt water?
  14. What type of winterizing is required for my Scott fountain or water aerator?
  15. What is the minimum water depth required for my Scott aerator or fountain?
  16. What size pond is suitable for a Scott aerator or fountain?
  17. How many gallons per minute of water will my Scott Aerator product move?
  18. Can I get my power cord manufactured longer?
  19. What is the amp draw on my Scott Aerator product?
  20. What’s the advantage of using 230-volt over 115-volt power?
  1. The products manufactured by Scott Aerator are supplied with submersible power cable as follows: Display Aerators and fountains utilizing a ½-hp motor come with 70 feet of power cable. Display Aerators and fountains utilizing a 1½-hp motor come with 100 feet of power cable. The Aquasweep dock mount model is manufactured with 50 feet of power cable, the floating model with 35 feet. De-icer units are manufactured with 25 feet of power cord on dock mount and slinger models, 35 feet on the floating model. The light kits we manufacture, both two-light and four-light, come with 100 feet of power cord. WE CAN MANUFACTURE ALL OF OUR PRODUCTS WITH LONGER POWER CORDS. JUST ASK! Back To Top
  2. Always use a GFCI outlet for installation, and be sure to disconnect the power source whenever swimmers are present. Back To Top
  3. While both styles can be aesthetically pleasing, aerators are primarily used for controlling algae, adding oxygen, and inhibiting insect breeding. If attractive sight and sound are your priorities, a fountain may be more suitable. Back To Top
  4. Our fountain and aerator products are engineered to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (with the exception of our solar line of products, which are daytime focused). Back To Top
  5. When operating a unit manufactured with a ½-hp motor, you can expect a cost of between .08 and .10 per hour on average. The 1½-hp units with 230-volt motors average about .12 per hour to operate. Back To Top
  6. We generally ship all orders within one business day via UPS. Our Michigan location allows for pretty quick delivery to most of the US. Usually you’ll have your order within only a few days. Back To Top
  7. All standard Scott Aerator products are warranted for five years against motor defects in materials or workmanship under normal operating conditions. All other product components are warranted for one year from date of purchase. Warranties remain in effect only for original owners and are not transferable. Back To Top
  8. More than likely, no. If in doubt, check with your state's Department of Natural Resources or a local agency in your area. Back To Top
  9. Yes, we do have light kits available. We manufacture two- and four-light Halogen sets or LED sets that can be easily added to your fountain at the time of purchase or later. Back To Top
  10. Absolutely not! Under your fountain or aerator's flotation device, you'll find two eye bolts. Simply tie a nylon rope (not provided) to each of the two eye bolts and attach a concrete block or boat anchor to the ends of the rope. The weighted ends of rope should be placed a minimum of 20 feet apart at the bottom of your pond. Or you can eliminate the weights and tie the ropes off on shore. Give us a call at 800-WATER-45 or drop us an email with any installation questions you might have. Back To Top
  11. Very little maintenance is required for any product manufactured by Scott Aerator. All motors and pumps we use are oil-free, self-contained units which require little more than a good spray with the garden hose or pressure washer when you remove them from the water. If you use your unit all year, just take it out of the water once every 3 years and spray it out well with clean water. Back To Top
  12. Yes, we ship any of our products worldwide. Back To Top
  13. All products manufactured by the Scott Aerator Company are engineered for both fresh and salt water applications. Back To Top
  14. The Scott Aerator Company has engineered all of its water features to eliminate the need for time-consuming, costly winterization procedures. Simply leave your aerator or fountain in the water, turn off the power supply, and forget about it for the winter. Once the water thaws in the spring, re-establish power to the unit and you’re good to go. The only exception to this rule is if you have installed one of our optional light sets to your fountain or aerator, you should remove these prior to the ice forming. All other components will withstand sub-zero conditions without damage. And while winterizing your product isn't necessary, we do recommend removing your unit every 3 years to spray it clean with good clean water from a garden hose or pressure washer. Back To Top
  15. All ½-hp aerators should be placed in no less than 28” of water. All 1½-hp aerators should be placed in no less than 38” of water. All ½-hp fountains should be placed in no less than 28” of water. All 1½-hp fountains should be placed in no less than 42” of water. Back To Top
  16. All aerators and fountains manufactured by Scott Aerator Company are suitable for ponds of 1/8th acre and larger. Back To Top
  17. Generally, the Boilermaker and DA-20 aerators move up to 600 gallons per minute (gpm) in the 1½-hp versions, and up to 400 gpm in ½-hp models. Our fountains generally move up to 80 gpm in the 1½-hp versions and up to 60 gpm in the ½-hp models. Back To Top
  18. Yes. Longer power cord lengths are available for all of the products we manufacture. Our standard power cord is 12 gauge submersible, however we also us 10 and 8 gauge when needed for extra long power runs. Back To Top
  19. All products we manufacture that utilize ½-hp, 115-volt motors draw 10 amps when running. These same units in the 230-volt models draw 5 amps. The 1½-hp, 230-volt models draw 10.6 amps when running. Back To Top
  20. When utilizing a 230-volt motor, the amp draw is half that of the comparable 115-volt fountain or aerator, making the 230-volt motor more economical to operate. Also, power cords can be manufactured in greater lengths for 230-volt motors. Spray patterns and flow rates do not change when using a 230-volt motor compared to 115-volt motors. Back To Top
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