Operating the Airmax EcoSeries Floating Fountain

In This Guide: Operating the Airmax EcoSeries Floating Fountain

Operating the EcoSeries™ Floating Fountain Control Panel

Using the control panel offers a convenient way to control the fountains and lights.  If the timer and photocell are not going to be used, the fountains can be operated without the control panel.

  1. Plug the Control Panel into a power source.
  2. Make sure GFCI’s reset button is pushed in.
  3. Set timer pins to desired run cycles or 24 hours.
    1. If you are using your fountain for aeration, it is recommended to run the fountain a minimum of 10-12 hours per day, although running them longer can increase the benefits.
  4. Plug the EcoSeries™ Floating Fountain’s power cord into the Control Panel outlet labeled “FOUNTAIN”.
  5. If the Airmax® LED Fountain Light Set is installed, plug the light set’s power cord into the control panel outlet labeled “LIGHTS”.
    1. Minor angular adjustments may be needed to the lights to ensure the lights are illuminating the spray pattern properly.
    2. Lights will only operate when the fountain is running and the photocell has activated the lights. Note: Placing your control panel in a heavily shaded area or in a dark place will activate the lights continuously when the fountain is running.

Maintenance & Winter Storage

Maintenance

  1. Disconnect ALL power from the fountain and lights before attempting any maintenance.
  2. Periodically clean fountain intake screen of debris, algae and/or aquatic weeds.
  3. Periodically clean light set lens with a non-abrasive brush and cleaner.

Winter Removal & Storage

  1. Remove the fountain and lights from the pond before ice begins to form.  PRO TIP – Be sure to use a floating buoy to secure the mooring cable.
  2. This is the perfect time to clean or power wash any debris on the unit before storing.

Spring Installation Inspection

  • Before re-installing the fountain and lights in the spring, check the condition of the power cord, quick disconnect connectors and replace any o-rings that may be cracked.

Troubleshooting

IF FOUNTAIN WON’T RUN

  • GFCI Tripped ► Reset GFCI
  • Power Cord Cut ► Repair or replace power cord
  • Intake plugged ► Clean intake
  • Timer not running ► Verify timer is keeping time, replace timer if not
  • Timer trippers are not set correctly ► Set on / off trippers correctly
  • Not enough water in reservoir ►  Bring water level up to at least 24” at fountain
  • Fountain impeller stuck ► Remove fountain, clean replace impeller
  • Breaker tripped due to overcurrent ► Reduce current load on circuit, check other equipment
  • Breaker tripped to GFCI ► Check power cord for cuts, replace/repair

IF NOZZLE HAS POOR QUALITY STREAMS

  • Intake plugged ► Clean intake
  • Not enough water in reservoir ► Bring water level up to at least 24” at fountain
  • Debris caught in nozzle hole ► Remove nozzle, clean, replace
  • Water coming over the float ► Check fountain float for water, replace if any

IF FOUNTAIN STARTS AND STOPS

  • Intake plugged ► Clean intake
  • Not enough water in reservoir ► Bring water level up to at least 24” at fountain

IF STREAMS RAISE AND LOWER

  • Not enough water in reservoir ► Bring water level up to at least 24” at fountain
  • Water coming over the float ► Check fountain float for water, replace if any

IF FOUNTAIN HUMMING – RUNNING

  • Normal running ► Nothing

IF FOUNTAIN HUMMING – NOT RUNNING

  • Intake plugged ►  Clean intake
  • Voltage not high enough for starting ► Make sure voltage at receptacle is 120V+-5%
  • Fountain impeller stuck ► Remove fountain, clean replace impeller
  • Locked rotor ► Clean rotor with a scrub brush

RGBW Remote Control Instructions for Airmax Floating Fountains

The Airmax Color-Changing RGBW LED Light Set is run by a wireless remote with a range of up to 200 feet. The wireless remote allows you to change the color, dim/brighten the lights, control flash speed and run up to nine preset programs. Your wireless remote has already been paired for your light set on Zone 1.

Requires: 2 AAA Batteries(Included).

Basic Control Functions

  • Press and Hold Master ON or ZONE ON for several seconds to turn all lights to white mode (Fig. 6)
  • Touch the color ring to adjustment lights to any color.
  • While in white or solid color mode, use the speed buttons to change
    the tone from cool to warm white or vibrant to pastel colors.
  • Change the brightness by using the brightness slide ring.
  • Adjust flash speed for any preset program using the speed buttons.

Preset Programs/Modes

Press the “M” Mode button to scroll through the pre-programmed light settings:

  • Program 1 – RGBW Fade In/Fade Out
    Fades in and fades out the color red, green, blue and white one after another.
  • Program 2 – Color Flash
    Red, green, blue, white, yellow and purple flashes.
  • Program 3 – Disco
    Multiple colors strobe and flash.
  • Program 4 – Red Color Ramp Up and Flash
    Red color brightens from 0%‐100% and shuts down, then flashes three times.
  • Program 5 – Green Color Ramp Up and Flash
    Green color brightens from 0%‐100% and shuts down, then flashes three times.
  • Program 6 – Blue Color Ramp Up and Flash
    Blue color brightens from 0%‐100% and shuts down, then flashes three times.
  • Program 7 – Color Change and Flash
    Several colors fade into each other and then flash randomly.
  • Program 8 – Fade In/Fade Out
    Several colors fade into each other.
  • Program 9 – Strobe White
    White color flashes.

Linking new lights to the remote control:

  1. Choose which zone you want to assign the lights (1 to 4)
  2. Switch off the main power supply of the lights in the selected zone with the main switch or pull the plug from the socket.
  3. Now switch on the lights again and within 3 seconds shortly press one of the ‘Zone ON’ buttons, one time, on the remote control.
  4. When the link operation is successful, the lights will slowly blink on and off 3 times.