Comet Aerating Fountain
The Comet creates a thick, lavish column of water that will fascinate even the most discriminating onlooker. It is the perfect unit for commercial applications and parks alike, and creates a stunning night time display with the addition of Otterbine Fountain-Glo™ lights. Systems range in size from 1HP-5HP, all with a 5 year warranty.
Systems come complete with Power unit (motor), power control center, and cable with cable quick disconnect standard for ease of installation. LED and RGBW Color Changing Lighting Available.
Operates in 30in of water.
Product Specifications: Comet
|Spray Height (ft)||9-11||16-18||19-21||21-23|
|Spray Diameter (ft)||5||5||8||8|
* 3 Phase systems available, contact us for details. Unit shipped complete with unit, cable and Power Control Center. Unit average weight is 155 lbs. Minimum operating depth is 30in. Spray performance and pumping rates are approximate and may vary due to voltage, elevation and relative humidity.
Each of the patterns under the 1HP-5HP Aerating Fountain line carries an all inclusive 5 year warranty. This warranty extends to the complete package including the unit, cable and power control center.
Absolute Aquatics LLC is a certified Otterbine Service Centers and we can perform warranty repairs. A copy of the warranty statement for this product can be found within the owner’s manual. For warranty to be honored, a physical inspection of the unit must be performed by an authorized Otterbine Service Center between years 3 and 4.
Once a year: Disconnect the unit from the power source and physically inspect the aerator and underwater cable for any cuts, cracks or breaks as these may cause oil leaks or electrical shorts. Inspect and clean the pumping chamber components and screen.
After Every 3 Running Seasons: Perform a simple oil change. Otterbine oil must be used for this oil change for environmental and heat dissipation purposes. Otterbine oil can be purchased through Otterbine distribution with part number: 12-0077. At the end of the 5th year of operation its good to have a full service on it. Which consists of oil, Capacitor, Mechanical Seal, and bearings change. The 5th yr service must be completed by an Otterbine Authorized Service Center.
Units considered under the Aeration Line (Sunburst, Gemini and Saturn) can remain in the water during the winter but need to run a minimum of 12 hours per day, and should run 24 hours per day when temperatures drop below 20 Degrees Fahrenheit.
All units under the Decorative Line should be removed from the water in freezing climates.
Basic Installation Guidelines
Unit comes in two pieces, with float detached from motor unit for simplified shipping and storage. Minimal assembly is required and all hardware is provided, two 1/2in or 13mm sockets or wrenches will be needed.
Qualified electrician will need to be on-site to install power control center (PCC is standard for all domestic/60Hz applications.)
Power cable should be buried or trenched in conduit per local codes, and run at least 3ft or 1m out into the pond/basin.
Anchor/Mooring Unit in Water:
Float unit into the water and either anchor or moor it in to place with nylon rope. For ponds that experience fluctuating water levels we recommend that you moor the unit into its location. Mooring the unit can often be done from the shoreline, while a boat is typically required when anchoring.
Installation is fairly simple, but will require the services of a certified electrician. Tools and materials required can include: a shovel (to bury/trench cable,) conduit, nylon rope, cinder blocks (when anchoring), boat (when anchoring,) rebar or duckbill anchors (when mooring), and two 1/2in or 13mm sockets/wrenches. Complete installation instructions will be found within the Concept 3 owner’s manual which will be provided with the delivery of the product.