Installing an Otterbine aerator or fountain is easy enough to do and each owner's manual provides step by step instructions on how to safely and securely install an aerator or fountain into your pond or lake.
Otterbine aerators and fountain units are typically moored from shore to shore as depicted in the illustration (left). The power control center is mounted on shore and then insulated underwater cable is run from the power control center to the unit. For complete instructions, please refer to the respective owner's manuals. (pdf's available below)
After determining a suitable location for your Otterbine secure your first mooring point using either a wooden stake, rebar, or duckbill anchor. (The duckbill anchor will allow your mooring lines to be virtually unnoticeable as they will be hidden underneath the water surface.) Attach the mooring lines to opposite holes in the outer edge of the float. (Otterbine recommends the use of polypropylene rope or stainless steel cable for your mooring lines.) Launch your aerator or fountain into the water and walk one mooring line around to the other side of the pond and pull your Otterbine into your chosen location. Put in the other anchor or stake and tie off the aerator to it, provide some some slack in the line to allow for fluctuation in water levels and proper aerator start-up.
Please Note: Otterbine recommends that all electrical work be performed by a qualified, licensed electrician. Make sure all electrical work conforms to local, state and federal regulations. This is done to insure the safety of you and those around the water feature and panel.Click below to view an Owner's Manual.
Fractoinal Series Owners Manual
Instant Fountain Owners Manual