How to Use a Pro Air 20 Pond Aeration Kit

Instruction Manual, Warranty, Troubleshooting & Replacement Parts for the Aquascape Pro Air 20 Pond Aeration Kit (#61009)

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Our finned friends need oxygen to breathe, just like we do. That’s why aeration is one of the most important features you can add to your pond to keep fish happy and healthy. Even with a nice waterfall, the energy-efficient Pro Air 20 aeration kit is perfect for oxygenating ponds up to 5,000 gallons.

Aerators are great for use year-round use.  Oxygen levels tend to lower as the water temperature rises in the Summer months.  Aeration is especially important in hot weather and any time a pond’s waterfalls are not running.  In colder climates where your pond could freeze over, you can use a Pro Air 20 aerator to help the gases escape through bubbles on the surface.  In the winter the Pro Air 20 is powerful enough to keep a hole open in pond ice without the need for a Pond De-icer or Pond Heater.

The diffusers are typically placed around 12 inches deep for year-round use without the need to raise and lower through different seasons.

A great way to protect the Pro Air 20 aerator is with a realistic boulder cover.

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Aquascape Pro Air 20 Warranty

The Aquascape Pro Air 20 Pond Aeration Kit is guaranteed for three years from date of purchase.

Proof of purchase required. Warranty does not cover damage resulting from negligent handling, misuse, or lack of reasonable maintenance or care.

Warranty is valid against defects due to material and workmanship only. The sole obligation shall be to replace the defective unit with a suitable replacement unit. Units should be checked for proper operation prior to returning as defective.

No liability for loss or damage of any nature or kind, whether arising out of or from the use of the product, whether defective or not defective, is assumed by Aquascape, Inc. or its affiliates.

Aquascape Pro Air 20 Contents & Recommended Tools

Contents

  1. Pro Air 20 Aeration Compressor
  2. Pre-Installed Pro Air Check Valve
  3. Braided Airline tubing – 30′ Roll
  4. 10′ Rubber Membrane Aeration Diffuser
  5. (2) Stainless Steel Hose Clamps

Recommended Products

Weighted Aeration Tubing


Note:
Upgrading to Weighted Aeration Tubing will keep airline tubing at the bottom of the pond without the use of weights.

Recommended Tools

  • Screwdrivers

Pro Air Comparison Chart

 
 Pro Air 20Pro Air 60
Model Number6100961008
Max Air Flow Rate (Loaded)0.71 CFM2.1 CFM
Max Air Depth (Loaded)2.90 psi5.08 psi
Number of Outlets12 (Includes 2-Way Manifold)
Wattage1545
Power Cord Length6 feet6 feet
Dimensions6" x 5.5" x 4.25"7.75" x 7.25" x 4"
Aeration Diffuser10 in. Rubber Membrane Aeration Diffuser(2) 10 in. Rubber Membrane Aeration Diffuser
Length of Airline(1) 30 ft. Roll 3/8 in. Braided Vinyl(2) 30 ft. Roll 3/8 in. Braided Vinyl
Check ValveIncluded and Pre-installedIncluded and Pre-installed
Pond SizeUp to 5,000 galUp to 15,000 gal
Max Recommended Pond Depth6.5 ft.11.5 ft.
Warranty (Limited)3 Year Limited3 years
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Aquascape Pro Air 20 Installation

STEP 1: Unpack Kit Components

STEP 2: Set Compressor

Set the compressor in the desired location. Select a location near a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) rated receptacle.

Note: Do not submerge the compressor in water. We recommend placing it in a location above the pond’s water level, whenever possible, to prevent water from entering the compressor.

STEP 3: Attach Tubing

Attach the braided tubing with the pre-installed check valve to the barbed compressor outlet.

Note: The check valve is designed to prevent water from siphoning back through the tubing and entering the compressor. Failure to install the check valve may result in the compressor being permanently damaged, voiding the warranty. Confirm that the check valve is facing the correct direction by verifying that air is able to flow freely through the tubing toward the diffuser.

STEP 4: Secure Tubing to Manifold

Use a stainless steel hose clamp to secure the tubing to the manifold outlets.

STEP 5: Attach Diffuser

Attach the other end of the braided tubing to the diffuser.

STEP 6: Secure Tubing to Diffuser

Use a stainless steel hose clamp to secure the tubing onto the diffuser.

STEP 7: Set Diffuser in Pond

STEP 8: Plug in Compressor

Plug the compressor into a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) rated receptacle and enjoy the benefits!

Aquascape Pro Air 20 Winter Application

The aeration kit can be used during winter months where bubbles and water movement created at the surface help to maintain a small opening in the ice for oxygenation.

DO NOT place the diffuser on the bottom of the pond during winter, as it may disrupt the natural thermocline found in the deeper portions of the pond where the fish are overwintering.

Place the diffuser about 12 inches below the surface of the water.

Aquascape Pro Air 20 General Maintenance

  • The inlet filter should be checked annually or if the compressor makes any abnormal noises. If operating the unit in dusty conditions, you will need to check it more frequently. The filter is easily inspected by gently pulling off the filter cover. The sponge filter can be rinsed in clean water and thoroughly dried before replacing.
  • The compressor components can be completely replaced, as needed, to maximize functionality. Use the Pro Air 20 Compressor Renew Kit (#61015) to refresh the compressor.
  • Winter care: the Pro Air 20 can be operated through freezing winters. If not running the compressor through the winter, it is recommended to cover the compressor or store it in a frost-free location.

Aquascape Pro Air 20 Troubleshooting

Reduced or no air flow:

  • Make sure the check valve is oriented in the proper direction
  • Make sure the braided tubing is not kinked or restricted
  • Should a kinked tube or dirty membrane significantly block air flow, shut down the compressor immediately to prevent overheating
  • Check the air inlet sponge filter for clogging and clean or replace if necessary

Compressor not working

  • The GFCI may have tripped
  • The compressor is not receiving the correct voltage

Aquascape Pro Air 20 Replacement Parts

  1. 61017 – Pro Air 20 Aeration Compressor
    > Available at our Online Store
  2. 61002 – Braided Airline Tubing – 30′ Roll
    > Available at our Online Store
  3. 61003 – Pro Air Check Valve
    > Available at our Online Store
  4. 61010 – 10″ Rubber Membrane Aeration Diffuser
    > Available at our Online Store
  5. 99107 – (1) Stainless Steel Hose Clamp
    > Available at our Online Store
  6. 61015 – Pro Air 20 Compressor Renew Kit
    > Available at our Online Store