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FLOATING & AERATING FOUNTAINS - Dulcet Fountains

FLOATING & AERATING FOUNTAINS

Floating Fountains & Aerators not only provide beauty to your lake or pond, they will help you to maintain water clarity and cleanliness. To help you find the right fountain to best fit your needs, please call or e-mail us.

MOORING OR ANCHORING AN AERATOR OR FOUNTAIN

MOORING

Mooring is most often used in smaller ponds, but is not limited to them. After determining a suitable location for the aerator or fountain, secure the first mooring point using either a wooden stake, rebar, or duckbill anchor. A duckbill anchor will allow the mooring lines to be virtually unnoticeable as they will be hidden underneath the water surface. Attach the mooring lines to opposite holes in the outer edge of the float. Our manufacturers recommend the use of polypropylene rope or stainless steel cable for mooring lines.

Launch the aerator or fountain into the water and walk one mooring line around to the other side of the pond and pull the fountain or aerator into the chosen location. Put in the other anchor or stake and tie off the aerator or fountain to it, providing some slack in the line to allow for fluctuation in water levels and proper aerator or fountain start-up. Mooring is a bit simpler and no boat is needed, making it a preferred method of installation when you need to remove or relocate the fountain or aerator on a regular basis.

ANCHORING

Anchoring is a method used most commonly in large surface area lakes when mooring is not an option, or when anchoring is preferred. Our manufacturers recommend the use of polypropylene rope or stainless steel cable for anchoring lines. After determining the location for the aerator or fountain, take a small boat out to the area chosen and drop in the first anchor line. Place the fountain or aerator into the water and securely tie the anchor line to one of the holes on the outer edge of the float. Drop in the second anchor line and securely tie it to the hole on the outside edge directly opposite the first anchor line. Be sure to allow for some slack in the anchor lines.

Anchoring an aerator or fountain in waterbodies that experience a lot of fluctuation in water levels may cause problems. Be cautious of this; if the water level rises considerably, the aerator may sink below the water surface as it is restricted by the length of the anchoring lines.