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A Good Pond Aeration System is designed to operate 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year.

Older established ponds can have excessive amounts of decaying organic material that release toxic gases. These gases are detrimental to the health of your pond and fish by depleting the oxygen level in the water. These gases also produce an environment of oxygen starved water that insects and algae can thrive in. These gases can also be a problem during the winter as your pond freezes over the gases become trapped under the ice, therefore starving the water of oxygen.

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A floating pond fountain that operates all year is your best defense against the aforementioned problems.

With that we proudly introduce our Air Max™ Aeration unit
Effective aeration is not a factor of how many gallons per hour that is moved, but rather how the movement effects the total volume of your pond. Other units and pond treatments and pond chemicals fail to be effective by only churning water on the surface, and they can be extremely noisy. In comparison, the Air-Max’ intake is located deep below the surface, which provides quiet operation, and aids in the break up of thermal stratification in your pond. This increased circulation helps release the toxic gases, while increasing the disolved oxygen level in the water.

The difference is truly amazing.

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The Air-Max™ depicted above has a standard nozzle, and a 1/2 HP motor. This produces a 45 ft diameter spray pattern, and pulls water from deep below the surface,
allowing for proper aeration and deep water circulation throughout your pond.
Other units, depicted below that pull their water from the top 1 or 2 feet, and having an 8 to 10 ft diameter spray pattern, do not provide proper circulation and aeration to your pond.
Providing you with the best value for your dollar is our concern as well as yours. The effectiveness of our
Air Max™ Floating Pond Aeration System with the standard nozzle and 1/2 horse power motor, provides better aeration and deep water circulation, and is more energy efficient than most other systems using 2, 3, or even 5 horsepower motors. The energy savings alone, puts the Air-Max™ aeration unit in a class above the competitions.

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The Amazing Difference

Our 1/2 horsepower Air Max™ operating 24/7 will cost you less in annual electric charges, when compared to the larger motors required to achieve the same result on other units. Utility charges alone will be many times that of our Air Max™. It is painfully obvious for competitors that our Air Max™ aeration unit is far superior to any unit they currently produce. Custom Fountains has been selling the Air Max™ floating aerator unit for over two DECADES. With that much time and experience, we are proud to provide you with a product of quality, innovation, and energy efficiency.

The Air-Max™ Floating Aerator easily converts to a Sub-Surface Aerator

For the ultimate in aeration efficiency the Air Max/S™ is used. Homogenized air and water under pressure create opposing air entrained currents and is the superior choice in pond aeration. The Chart below indicates how different our Air Max/S™ is in relation to a typical noisy, and inefficient on shore compressor unit using a diffuser plate.

Sub-Surface Pond Aerator


Above: The Air-Max/S™, shows its intake located near the bottom of your pond. The colder, oxygen starved water is sucked in, mixed with air, then the entrained air is expelled in opposing currents. These streams create a current, which goes out 40+ feet and is then pulled back toward the bottom of the pond by the intake system. This large volume of water provides very effective turnover rates in your body of water.
Below: The noisy shore mounted compressor, pumps air to the diffuser, which then generates an air and water current toward the surface . These noisy units can provide added aeration in the water, but may take a long time before you see any results.

You should never use a bottom diffuser system in an emergency situation.

Diffuser Aeration


Now that we have covered some aeration basics, let us look at some of the additional benefits of the Air-Max™ pond aeration system. Should you choose to purchase our Air Max™ with lights, it will become a fish feeder by attracting insects to the lights, where the spray pattern knocks them to the waters surface. This will keep those summer evenings next to the pond more visually pleasing, and pleasant for all to enjoy.
Finally, you have the option of a fountain with the above surface spray pattern, or the Air-Max/S™ with the subsurface aeration nozzle. The “Dual Air-Max™” is available in a 1HP model which not only has an above surface fountain spray, but also has the below surface aeration nozzle, operating at the same time. No need to physically change the nozzles. The Dual Air Max is truly a masterpiece of innovation, and practicality in the concept of aeration.

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Year Round Operation

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Compare the Air-Max advantages

• Winter operation clears ice for toxic gas removal
• The Air-Max is designed for years of reliable service
• It's intake can be located as deep as fifteen feet below the surface
• Unlike surface propeller units, the Air-Max is effective at breaking up thermal stratification, which allows the release of gases from the decomposition of organic material
• Continuous-duty stainless steel pump and motor
• Rugged fiberglass floatation unit
• Low profile design
• Interchangeable water patterns
• Quiet operation
• Electrical ground fault protection available
• Works in water as shallow as 30 inches (with optional horizontal mounting)
• 240 Watt lighting system available
• Can be installed by one person


The Air-Max Pond Aerator is available in several cable lengths and includes a FIVE YEAR limited warranty. User installed options include, interchangeable nozzles and lighting. The optional light system uses dual fixtures. The Air-Max is available in 1/2 HP and 1 HP models.

Fountain Lights

Air-Max/S Aspirating pond aerator

Year Round Operation -

SUMMER / WINTER
Pond Aerator Nozzle
Dual Aspirator Pond Aerator

Air from the surface is mixed with deep pond water to generate plumes of aerated water, combining the two desirable effects,

Aeration & Circulation

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Stainless Steel Fountain Motor


Stainless Steel pump and motor assembly


The Air-Max/S is designed for locations where aeration and circulation are desirable, but a water pattern above the surface is not. The balanced discharge jets simplify anchoring and help too maintain an ice free area in winter. The unit accepts a variety of interchangeable Air-Max™ nozzles for quick conversion to above surface operation. This allows seasonal changes for aesthetic or evaporation needs.


Subsurface Pond Aerator
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Dual Pond Fountain Aerator


Horizontal Pond Aeration Unit
Pictured above is a dual Air-Max™ with horizontally mounted pump and motor. This provides both above water spray, and sub surface aeration nozzles.


The Dual Air-Max™ provides a complete solution for those who are concerned with sub-surface aeration and fountain effect. The unit comes with control valves, which allows you to regulate the two different nozzles to the desired height or aeration. The Dual Air-Max™ is available in both vertical and horizontal configurations. With the optional horizontal mounting the unit can be operated in as little as 30" of water. As with all of the Air-Max units it comes with a Franklin stainless steel motor and stainless steel pump end for long life.

The Dual Air-Max™ is a great addition to your pond or lake in the winter months. You can valve off the fountain nozzle and continue to provide circulation and aeration for your pond. This can keep an opening in the ice for dissipation of toxic gasses. While moving water freezes at a lower temperature, if it’s cold enough, long enough, your pond could still freeze over. The Air-Max™ with its rugged fiberglass float body can remain in the pond under icing conditions.

The Air-Max™ Advantage

The Air-Max™ is a complete fountain system with features developed from over two decades of practical experience with fountain and aerator designs as well as installation and service. Built from quality components, the Air-Max™ is competitively priced with other manufacturers products that have little to none of its design advantages.

Below is a comparison chart of the Air-Max™ versus most of our competitors


Air-Max™
Competitors
Submerged pump allows for Winter Operation
Ice may destroy surface propellers and motor shafts, voiding warranty.
Helps break down thermal stratification and draws oxygenated water to deeper depths.
Only helps upper layers of surface water.
Low profile floating natural forest green color.
Float body may be obtrusive, whit's, blue or black.
Can Circulate water from over 15 feet deep.
Provides aeration for surface water only.
Quiet operation suited for homes or golf courses.
Surface propellers are loud (over 65 decibels)
Interchangeable threaded nozzles
Most offer only one nozzle configuration or have bolt on nozzles.
Converts from above surface to sub-surface aeration with Air-Max/S™ manifold
Must purchase separate unit.
Major sections weigh under 30 pounds, making for a one person installation.
Typically requires two people to install or remove.
Fish and plant friendly, no oil filled motors
Most use oil filled units.
Provides dispersed Oxygenated water in the largest area of any other product on the market per horsepower
Most all other products only deal with water conditions close to the fountain
(not well dispersed)
Intake is held off of the bottom, reducing intake problems
Some units sit directly on the bottom of the pond which can lead to intake problems
Float body is rugged foam filled fiberglass.
Float body can be styrofoam (readily picked apart by ducks) or air filled (sinks if punctured)

1/2 HP Air-Max Model List
120v Air-Max units 10A

 
Standard nozzle 90
- Produces a 6.5 ft. high, 50 ft. diameter pattern for aeration and circulation
Standard nozzle 60
- Produces a 12 ft. high, 30 ft. diameter pattern for aeration and circulation
Air-Plume
- A highly visible 18 ft. high plume of aerated water
Fleur-de-lis
- A 20 ft. by 23 ft. three tier pattern (intended for decorative use)
Air-Max/S
- Injects air below the surface via dual jets (30 ft. + wake in each direction)
 
Model
Nozzle
Cable Length (ft)
Price

AMS950
Standard 90
50 ft.
Call
AMS975
Standard 90
75 ft.
Call
AMS910
Standard 90
100 ft.
Call
AMS915
Standard 90
150 ft.
Call

AMS650
Standard 60
50 ft.
Call
AMS675
Standard 60
75 ft.
Call
AMS610
Standard 60
100 ft.
Call
AMS615
Standard 60
150 ft.
Call

AMA50
Air Plume
50 ft.
Call
AMA75
Air Plume
75 ft.
Call
AMA100
Air Plume
100 ft.
Call
AMA150
Air Plume
150 ft.
Call

AMF50
Fleur-de-lis
50 ft.
Call
AMF75
Fleur-de-lis
75 ft.
Call
AMF100
Fleur-de-lis
100 ft.
Call
AMF150
Fleur-de-lis
150 ft.
Call

AMM50
Underwater Aspirator
50 ft.
Call
AMM75
Underwater Aspirator
75 ft.
Call
AMM100
Underwater Aspirator
100 ft.
Call
AMM150
Underwater Aspirator
150 ft.
Call

 
AGFP - Inline GFCI protection for pump (1/2 hp. Model only)
 

NOTICE:
            According to the National Electrical Code article 680, a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) breaker is required on all circuits supplying electric to all fountain components located in or around water. If you do not have ground fault protection on your service, you may have your Air-Max equipped with ground fault protection from the factory.

 
AGFL - Inline GFCI protection for lights (with photocell)

1HP Air-Max Model List
230v Air-Max units 9.8A

 
Standard nozzle 90
- Produces a 7.5 ft. high, 55 ft. diameter pattern for aeration and circulation
Standard nozzle 60
- Produces a 13 ft. high, 35 ft. diameter pattern for aeration and circulation
Air-Plume
- A highly visible 25 ft. high plume of aerated water
Fleur-de-lis
- A 25 ft. by 27 ft. three tier pattern (intended for decorative use)
Air-Max/S
- Injects air below the surface via dual jets (30 ft. + wake in each direction)
 
Model
Nozzle
Cable Length (ft)
Price

1AMS950
Standard 90
50 ft.
Call
1AMS975
Standard 90
75 ft.
Call
1AMS910
Standard 90
100 ft.
Call
1AMS915
Standard 90
150 ft.
Call

1AMS650
Standard 60
50 ft.
Call
1AMS675
Standard 60
75 ft.
Call
1AMS610
Standard 60
100 ft.
Call
1AMS615
Standard 60
150 ft.
Call

1AMA50
Air Plume
50 ft.
Call
1AMA75
Air Plume
75 ft.
Call
1AMA100
Air Plume
100 ft.
Call
1AMA150
Air Plume
150 ft.
Call

1AMF50
Fleur-de-lis
50 ft.
Call
1AMF75
Fleur-de-lis
75 ft.
Call
1AMF100
Fleur-de-lis
100 ft.
Call
1AMF150
Fleur-de-lis
150 ft.
Call

1AMM50
Underwater Aspirator
50 ft.
Call
1AMM75
Underwater Aspirator
75 ft.
Call
1AMM100
Underwater Aspirator
100 ft.
Call
1AMM150
Underwater Aspirator
150 ft.
Call

 

Dual Air-Max option can be added to any of the 1 hp. Fountains

 

NOTICE:
            According to the National Electrical Code article 680, a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) breaker is required on all circuits supplying electric to all fountain components located in or around water. If you do not have ground fault protection on your service, you may have your Air-Max equipped with ground fault protection from the factory.

 
AGFL - Inline GFCI protection for lights (with photocell)

AIR-MAX™ OPTIONS:

 
LIGHTING PACKAGE

Dual 120 Volt, 120 watt fixtures (240 watts total)

 
Model
Wire Length ft.
Price
ALM50
50 feet
Call
AML75
75 feet
Call
AML100
100 feet
Call
AML150
150 feet
Call
 

NOTICE:
            According to the National Electrical Code article 680, a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) breaker is required on all circuits supplying electric to all fountain components located in or around water. If you do not have ground fault protection on your service, you may have your Air-Max equipped with ground fault protection from the factory.

 
ADDITIONAL NOZZLES AND MANIFOLDS
Allows conversion to other Air-Max spray patterns and the Air-Max/S submerged aerator
 
Model
Nozzle
Price
AMNS9

Standard Nozzle 90

Call
AMNS6

Standard Nozzle 60

Call
AMNA

Air-Plume Nozzle

Call
AMNF

Fleur-de-lis Nozzle

Call
AMNM

Sub-Surface Aerator Nozzle

Call
AMND
Dual Air-Max manifold for 1HP models only
Call


Limited Warranty Policy

For Floating Fountains

WE AT CUSTOM FOUNTAINS INC. PRIDE OURSELVES ON KNOWING THAT WE USE THE BEST COMPONENTS ON OUR FLOATING FOUNTAINS THAT THE INDUSTRY HAS TO OFFER. FOR A PERIOD AS SPECIFIED BELOW FROM DATE OF PURCHASE CUSTOM FOUNTAINS INC. WILL WARRANTEE THE COMPONENTS OF THESE FOUNTAINS TO BE FREE OF DEFECTS DIRECTLY ASSOCIATED TO WORKMANSHIP, OR MATERIAL FLAWS.

OUR LIABILITY IN ALL CASES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF SAID FAULTY PART, PROVIDING THAT THE DEFECTIVE PARTS ARE RETURNED TO US POSTAGE PRE-PAID.

CUSTOM FOUNTAINS INC. WILL REPAIR OR REPLACE THE FAULTY COMPONENT(S) AT OUR DISCRETION, AND SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSSES DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SUPPLY OR REPLACEMENT OF DEFECTIVE PARTS.

THIS WARRANTY IS NULL AND VOID IF THE FAULTY COMPONENTS ARE FOUND TO BE IMPROPERLY MAINTAINED, OVERDOSED IN POOL CHEMICALS, MISUSED, MODIFIED FROM ORIGINAL CONDITION, USING THE PRODUCT IN A MANNOR NOT CONSISTENT WITH INTENDED USE, PLACING IN UNSUITABLE OPERATING CONDITIONS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPROPER VOLTAGE SUPPLY, POOR WATER QUALITY, ELECTROLYSIS, AND ABRASION, VANDALISM OR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RELATED TO ACTS OF NATURE AND ANIMALS.


WARANTEED ITEMS AND DURATIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS

5 YEAR WARRANTY
FLOAT BODIES
LIGHT FIXTURES
NOZZLES
SPRAY RINGS
ELECTRICAL CABLE

2 YEAR WARRANTY
PUMP ENDS
MOTORS


NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY
LIGHT BULBS, SHIPPING COSTS
POTTING COMPOUND, SPLICE KITS,
OR LABOR

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