Pond Stocking Recommendations
Weed and Algae Control
Good aerator because it uses a bottom bubbler. However, during critical times wind may not be present.
WILL MATCH ANY COMPETITORS ADS!
Air produced = 1 CFM
Deluxe windmill package is designed to increase the efficiency by providing a more constant CFM to a higher grade diffuser.
TURBINE: The turbine
consists of twelve blades, 65" in diameter,
mounted on a horizontal shaft. They form a huge
surface area, able to catch winds as low as 5
mph and still provide adequate aeration. That
means performance in low wind conditions is
improved. The blades are supported by a 17"
center hub for superior strength.
TAIL: A larger surface
area on the tail gives the Windmill better
control in both high and low wind speeds.
Operating effectiveness is improved. Rigid tail
arms also help control the Windmill.
TOP MOUNTED COMPRESSOR:
The compressor unit is positioned on top of
the Windmill. This helps prevent dirt from
getting into the valves. The result is a
smoother running machine, increased longevity of
the working components and easier access for
BUMPER TANK: The
built-in bumper tank reduces strain on the
compressor so it functions more easily and wears
TOWER: Depending on
wind accessibility and safety, you can choose
between an 8', 12', 16' or 20' tower. The tower
structure features cross bracing reinforcements.
This design adds strength to the tower,
regardless of the tower height. It also makes
the tower more safe because kids are discouraged
from climbing up the cross braces. At the base,
a wider stance on the tower provides greater
DRIVE ASSEMBLY: The
drive assembly is completely enclosed to protect
it from harsh outside elements. The simple
system contains 5 common parts: a 1" crankshaft,
three grease sealed ball bearings, a connecting
rod, an 8" diaphragm, and two inserts. The head
is connected through a rigid pivot tube at the
top of the Windmill. Should they require
servicing, the assembly is easy to get at and
FINISH: Both the blade
and tower of the Windmill are galvanized for
protection in all weather conditions. The
cylindrical shaped compressor is constructed of
painted black metal.
Mechanics of the Windmill
The windmill is a direct drive
energy transfer system that has no gears and few
moving parts. The operation is efficient and easy to
maintain. If you do have to replace a part, it will
not be an all day job. The simplicity of the design
is an added feature.
Wind strikes the blades,
turning a crankshaft.
Offset, grease sealed ball
bearings transfer power from the crankshaft to a
The connecting rod, attached
to a diaphragm at the bottom end, acts like a
piston to draw air into the system on the down
stroke, and force it out into the hose on the
upstroke. The 1/2" stroke produces 1.5 cubic
feet of air per minute at 5 lbs. psi with a
maximum pressure of 35 psi.
The pressurized air passes
through the hose and is released in the bottom of
the pond. A series of 3 check valves ensure a one
way airflow through the system, and prevent water
from returning back. The first valve on the
diaphragm, allows air to enter the system. A second,
on the top of the compressor, allows air to pass out
of the system. A third, in the pond, releases air
into the water.
Cut-in Wind Speed: 5m/h
Furling Wind Speed: 27 m/h
Maximum pressure is
approximately 30 psi
Volume of air pumped is
approximately 1.5 cu.ft./min. at 5 psi
SEDIMENT BOWL: Due to moisture in the air, the
compressors can have problems with water in the air
lines. The Freeze Control has a 2 1/2 gal capacity
plastic tank which acts like a condensing chamber
and removes moisture from the air. It also helps
provide a steady air pressure during gusty days
making it a more efficient unit. The pressure relief
valve will provide safety for the diaphragm pump by
relieving air pressure if ice or a foreign object
were to block the air line. A stainless steel
pressure gauge is also included to allow user to get
a feel for how the system is operating compared to
the first day of installation.
RUBBER MEMBRANE DIFFUSER: Ceramic Diffusers with
their rough surface and non-uniformity air
distribution encourage biogrowth which results in
plugging and reduced oxygen transfer rates making it
necessary to clean regularly. Rubber membrane
diffuser however provides a smooth surface, uniform
bubble distribution, and continuous flexing of the
membrane eliminating buildup of biogrowth and
assures a lifetime of efficient, maintenance free
||Delivery of Assembly
The above prices are added to
the standard package. Added all columns that apply,
to overall cost. Installation includes materials and
additional tie down features for added safety in
high winds. Delivery has a minimum charge of $50.00.