System Specs:ps20 pond size
Max/Running Amps . ..5.3 / 3.8
Volts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Max CFM . . . . . . . . . .. 4.5
Max Depth . . . . . . . . . 21’
Op. Cost / Mo.* . . . ..$22.02 (24/7)
• (2) ProAir™ 4 Weighted Diffusers
• Airmax® Composite Cabinet
• RP33 1/3 HP SilentAir™ Rocking Piston Compressor

What is included is for on placing the cabinet at the shore line.

This is great if you have power on shore. If you do not have power on shore and would not want to run an electric line to the shore. Another option is to use the direct bury tubing from the house or out building that has GFI electric power outlet.

This way the compressor is at the building and then the direct bury tubing is run to the pond edge… attach the direct bury tubing to the Airmax easy set airline, the diffuser on the other end and place the diffuser.

Compressors for the deep water systems ares designed for ponds and lakes with depths of 8′ or deeper. Also available in 220 volt as an option.

About the author: Darrell Rhoades is the founder of A one man business, works full time in tool & die. It all started when he built his own pond for the family. Ran into pond issues and started the research with pond suppliers and conferences for pond management. He writes about pond building and pond management and sells pond management supplies, aeration & fountains and Practical hands on experiences at . No physical store, but has items in stock.

2 comments… add one
  • kathy Aug 18, 2011 @ 6:03

    I have a new pond that has just been finished. Has no water in it yet. Looking for the right size aeration system to put in. It’s shape is very close to the picture of the cruved bean shape you show with the AM60 system. The pond is just over 1/4 acre and 16′ deep. what system do you recommend?

  • Darrell Rhoades Aug 22, 2011 @ 1:07

    Hello Kathy,

    I’m excited for you and the new pond, always an amazing feeling!

    If I may ask a few questions to better determine the proper system.
    When the pond is full will the depth of water be 16’ deep?
    Is the pond floor flat or more “V” shaped
    When the pond is full do you know the length and width of where the water will touch along the shore line?

    The reason for the questions is to determine the correct type and size compressor.
    While the AM 60 is suited for the depth of 16’ it maybe a little over kill, the AM30 may work but looking to see the dimensions of length and width to put into our calculation sheet.
    If the pond ends up at 12’ or less we would be looking at the AM10 which is a diaphragm compressor and less on monthly running cost compared to the AM60 or AM30.

    I hope this helps? Please answer the best you can and we will work out the correct system for your pond.

    Have a GREAT day

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