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Windmill Pond Aeration System


How does it work?                                       
Strictly wind driven- No electric bills to pay

How many MPH wind does it take for it to start up?         
When it is new it takes about 8 to 10 MPH, once it is broken in (about 1 month) it will take about 3 to 5 MPH winds to start it up.

What if the winds get to strong                  
 The way the fins are angled and the size of the tail fin it will turn out of the wind and slow down by itself, you don’t have to be there to shut it down, there is no break on the windmill we would rather see it turning, it is less stress on the windmill this way.

How fast does it spin before it slows down?
Approximately 85 to 90 RPM .

How many CFM’s does it put out?
Approximately 3 cu ft @ about 15 mph of wind, Remember it all depends on the wind speed.

What is the size of the fan?
Windmill fan blade is 60 inches in diameter.

What kind of pump is it?
It is a heavy rubber air bag, made by Good Year Tire.

What is the life expectancy on the pump?
We have been using these for 13 years so we don’t know yet. No problems yet.

What is the pond aerator windmill structure made of?
It is all aluminum and stainless steel nuts and bolts.

In the winter, what if there is no wind and the pond freezes over?
As soon as the wind picks up enough to turn the windmill fan it will open it up (or melt the ice) NEVER walk out to check the ice where the diffuser is.

Does it work in all seasons and ice build up on fans?
Yes it does work in all seasons, ice build up has never affected the fan.

What is the diffuser?
A devise with thousands of tiny holes in it to distribute the air bubbles (or oxygen) we use a diffuser that is made of rubber the same they use in sewage ponds it will not clog or gum up, also serves as check valve so the water can’t back up into the airline to freeze up.
It is set in the bottom of the pond or approximately 10ft to12ft of water depth.

How big of a pond does it aerate?
It will depend on the wind, you have to set this windmill where it can get a good source of wind. The diffuser is designed for a 2 acre pond with continuous air flow. Remember you are depending on the wind speed.

Does the airline freeze up in the winter?
No.    (Go back 2 questions)

Is the airline weighted to keep it from floating on top of the water?
We have weighted airline and non weighted airline, it your choice when purchasing the aerator what you want to do. The non-weighted airline comes with the windmill.

Can you hook more than 1 diffuser to 1 windmill?
Yes you can, but you have to hook up control valves so you can adjust the air flow to both diffusers, the 1 that is going to release the air is the one that is in the more shallow waters.

In the winter does it keep an opening in the ice?
Yes, as long as the wind is blowing enough to keep the windmill fan turning.
 
How to determine the size of the windmill to the size of the pond?
If you are in wide open space a 20ft will do, but if you are in a low spot you need to get up high enough to catch the wind, then you may have to go with a 30ft windmill. Or you can add more air line maybe up 300ft, again remember you to need to have wind to drive the windmill.

How is the pond aeration windmill anchored?
The windmills comes with the anchors, it is 32 inches long with a 8x10 inch plate welded to the bottom, they need to buried 32 inches in the ground, fill the holes up with dirt. Most times there is no concrete needed.

Is there any kind of warranty?
Yes, 1 year on workmanship.

Does lightening have any affect on the windmill?
The windmill is grounded through the anchors.
                 

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Windmill Pond Aeration System


How does it work?                                       
Strictly wind driven- No electric bills to pay

How many MPH wind does it take for it to start up?         
When it is new it takes about 8 to 10 MPH, once it is broken in (about 1 month) it will take about 3 to 5 MPH winds to start it up.

What if the winds get to strong                  
 The way the fins are angled and the size of the tail fin it will turn out of the wind and slow down by itself, you don’t have to be there to shut it down, there is no break on the windmill we would rather see it turning, it is less stress on the windmill this way.

How fast does it spin before it slows down?
Approximately 85 to 90 RPM .

How many CFM’s does it put out?
Approximately 3 cu ft @ about 15 mph of wind, Remember it all depends on the wind speed.

What is the size of the fan?
Windmill fan blade is 60 inches in diameter.

What kind of pump is it?
It is a heavy rubber air bag, made by Good Year Tire.

What is the life expectancy on the pump?
We have been using these for 13 years so we don’t know yet. No problems yet.

What is the pond aerator windmill structure made of?
It is all aluminum and stainless steel nuts and bolts.

In the winter, what if there is no wind and the pond freezes over?
As soon as the wind picks up enough to turn the windmill fan it will open it up (or melt the ice) NEVER walk out to check the ice where the diffuser is.

Does it work in all seasons and ice build up on fans?
Yes it does work in all seasons, ice build up has never affected the fan.

What is the diffuser?
A devise with thousands of tiny holes in it to distribute the air bubbles (or oxygen) we use a diffuser that is made of rubber the same they use in sewage ponds it will not clog or gum up, also serves as check valve so the water can’t back up into the airline to freeze up.
It is set in the bottom of the pond or approximately 10ft to12ft of water depth.

How big of a pond does it aerate?
It will depend on the wind, you have to set this windmill where it can get a good source of wind. The diffuser is designed for a 2 acre pond with continuous air flow. Remember you are depending on the wind speed.

Does the airline freeze up in the winter?
No.    (Go back 2 questions)

Is the airline weighted to keep it from floating on top of the water?
We have weighted airline and non weighted airline, it your choice when purchasing the aerator what you want to do. The non-weighted airline comes with the windmill.

Can you hook more than 1 diffuser to 1 windmill?
Yes you can, but you have to hook up control valves so you can adjust the air flow to both diffusers, the 1 that is going to release the air is the one that is in the more shallow waters.

In the winter does it keep an opening in the ice?
Yes, as long as the wind is blowing enough to keep the windmill fan turning.
 
How to determine the size of the windmill to the size of the pond?
If you are in wide open space a 20ft will do, but if you are in a low spot you need to get up high enough to catch the wind, then you may have to go with a 30ft windmill. Or you can add more air line maybe up 300ft, again remember you to need to have wind to drive the windmill.

How is the pond aeration windmill anchored?
The windmills comes with the anchors, it is 32 inches long with a 8x10 inch plate welded to the bottom, they need to buried 32 inches in the ground, fill the holes up with dirt. Most times there is no concrete needed.

Is there any kind of warranty?
Yes, 1 year on workmanship.

Does lightening have any affect on the windmill?
The windmill is grounded through the anchors.
                 

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