Air-O-Lator (Grandview, MO) is now partnering with Franklin Electric (Fort Wayne, IN) in harnessing sunshine to power its aerators, de-icers and fountains. Using a DC to AC converter to enable solar energy to drive conventional pumps, the new systems are made for situations where utility costs are high or direct access to power supplies is limited. For details, click here.
Aqua Ultraviolet (Temecula, CA) makes Viper UV sterilizers for chemical-free water disinfection of commercial or residential ponds, aquariums and waterfeatures. Reliable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly, the compact units come in three models in both plastic and stainless steel for systems ranging from 14,000 to 90,000 gallons. For details, click here.
Blue Thumb (Saginaw, MI) assembles the Elite X-Large 40″ Cascading Falls Kit for pond-less waterfalls. The package includes a spillway box, a vault/reservoir, a rubber liner, a protective underlayment, a pump and all required plumbing and connections. There’s also an installation kit as well as a start-up kit to get water conditions under quick control. For details, click here.
Air-O-Lator (Kansas City, MO) has extended its Font’N-Aire line with Gulf Stream, a submersible fountain/aerating system designed for shallow pools and ponds. The nozzles rise above the water (which must be at least a foot deep) to create decorative displays in a variety of available spray patterns that can be adjusted to reach a range of heights. For details, click here.
Oase (Coronoa, CA) has introduced the AquaOxy Set 240, a quiet, energy-efficient air-injector pump that safely increases oxygen levels in ponds containing up to 2,113 gallons. The lightweight unit has two air outlets, a long hose for easy placement and weighted air stones to ensure a uniform, high-volume dissipation of oxygen into the water. For details, click here.
EasyPro Pond Products (Grant, MI) makes the PBF90BL filter systems for fish-containing ponds of up to 9,000-gallon capacity. The easily assembled, easily installed fiberglass-reinforced units feature two-inch inlet/outlet lines as well as seven-position controls and are available with an optional media-agitating blower for faster backwashing. For details, click here.
Oase (Corona, CA) offers the BioTec ScreenMatic2, a flow-through filter designed for use on koi ponds and other biological systems with capacities from 4,500 to 38,000 gallons. The multi-zone unit has automatic debris separation via a self-cleaning screen, a double-sealed motor, a large sludge basket, foam filter pads and an optimized water-level control. For details, click here.
FX Luminaire (San Diego, CA) produces Model LP, the company’s smallest submersible LED lighting fixture. Designed for compact spaces, the low-voltage fixtures are made of die-cast natural brass for durability, include support bases and come with three color filters as well as a range of available lead lengths. They also have tamper-resisting features. For details, click here.
Aquascape (St. Charles, IL) has unveiled Pond Filter Urns to provide efficient mechanical and biological filtration for smaller ponds – including preformed ponds or container-based watergardens. The decorative filter housing can easily be integrated into almost any setting, adding the sight and sound of trickling water to ponds without waterfalls or streams. For details, click here.
Atlantic Water Gardens (Mantua, OH) has introduced the model SOLW6, a compact LED fixture for both submersed and open-air applications. Made with solid brass for durability and longevity, the quick-connect, warm-white units match halogen or incandescent beam intensity, have 45-degree beam angles and feature and easy-to-replace diodes. For details, click here.
Blue Thumb Distributing (Saginaw, MI) has released its 2018 Wholesale Master Catalog. Greatly expanded to include more than 180 new products, the printed 164-page catalog is available by request and covers professional-grade equipment for fountains, pond-less waterfalls and ponds – including the company’s PondBuilder and Aqua Bella lines. For details, click here.
Atlantic Water Gardens (Mantua, OH) offers a pond de-icer that maintains a hole on a frozen pond’s surface to allow for gas exchange in wintery conditions – oxygen coming in, carbon dioxide and methane moving out. Controlled by a thermostat for automatic operation, the unit is made for durability under the most adverse conditions. For details, click here.
EasyPro Pond Products (Grant, MI) makes bottom-drain kits for ponds that also include air diffuser. Designed to keep watergardens more than two feet deep both cleaner and healthier, the units have three-inch fittings, feature adjustable flow-control valves and remove fish waste and other muck while agitating and oxygenating the water. For details, click here.