Spring is officially here! Which means it’s time to get those fountains and aerators out of storage and get ready to reinstall them in your pond. But before reinstalling, you need to consider a couple of things. Here's a few tips to make that process easy for you:
Reinstalling Your Aeration System
- Wait to reinstall units until the pond is completely ice free and water temperatures are consistently above freezing. Not only is it unsafe to walk on thinning ice during re-installation, but ice that breaks off during the melt could cause damage if it encounters the unit. Remember, damage caused by ice is not covered under the Kasco warranty.
- When your pond is, and will remain, ice free, pull the unit from storage and look it over for buildup on the can or debris such as fishing line, trash, or vegetation. Check the zinc anode to make sure that it’s not corroded and doesn’t need to be replaced.
- Test your GFCI to make sure it is functioning properly.
Once you’ve taken the above steps, you’re ready to reinstall and enjoy your unit again. All fountains, aerators, and circulators can be run continuously once they are back in the pond.