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Aeration system agitates, beautifies surface water

April 4, 2018  By Ground Water Canada

Franklin Electric now offers its Little Giant Aeration System in both half- and one-horsepower models, providing multiple options for contractors to improve the beauty and biological health of larger-sized bodies of water.

The new multi-functional one-horsepower model moves up to 800 gallons per minute to aerate up to one acre of water, making unit sizing very simple, Franklin Electric said in a press release. It features a 150-foot cord for added placement flexibility, while keeping its simple design without bolts or screws to minimize installation time.      

The aeration system is ready to use out of the box, coming standard as an all-in-one package that includes the float, aerator, and a Franklin Electric submersible motor to keep water clean and healthy. The system requires 115 volts for the half-horsepower unit or 230 volts for the one-horsepower unit, and a minimum depth of 18 inches of water to operate. In addition, the system can be used for decorative bodies of water, water agitation, ice prevention and mixing.


The system also is able to quickly transform into an attractive fountain display. An optional conversion kit includes the pump head, nozzle stem, and multiple fountain nozzles that are interchangeable between the two models. Contrators install the selected fountain nozzle to provide up to five different spraying patterns – the Sonata, Cantata, Concerto, Staccato, and Crescendo – designed to appeal to any aesthetic preference. Average spray heights range from eight to 15 feet and average spray widths from 14 to 30 feet.

During aeration, the spray pattern encompasses the unit by approximately four to eight feet on either side. It transfers oxygen into the body of water, further improving its overall health and providing a beautiful visual effect for the landscape and everything around it, the company said. In addition, the surface tension of the water is broken, creating wave action to minimize surface insects and debris.

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