Airmax® Shallow Water Aeration Systems
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  • Great For Ponds Up To 8 Feet Deep
  • No Power Needed At Pond's Edge
  • Efficient Dual Diaphragm Compressor

Airmax® Shallow Water Aeration Systems are designed to provide maximum aeration and circulation in even the shallowest bodies of water. These systems are ideal for ponds that typically require multiple aeration plates due to depth restrictions. A powerful, yet energy efficient, dual diaphragm compressor delivers air to the virtually maintenance-free ProAir™-2 Self Weighted Membrane Diffusers. Airmax® Pond Shallow Water Aeration Systems are shielded from the outside elements by a durable weather-proof SilentAir™ Standard Cabinet while a built in ventilation fan and filtered air intake keep your aeration pump cool and free of moisture. Airmax® Shallow Water Aeration Systems can be plugged into a standard 120 volt outlet and airline can be trenched several hundred feet to the center of your pond. Airmax® Shallow Water Aeration Systems are made in the USA and are backed by a 2 year manufacturer's warranty.

Not sure which Airmax® Aeration System is right for you? Let us size it and we will guarantee the results!
We provide a FREE aerial mapping service. Get guaranteed results when we measure your pond's size and map where the diffusers should be placed. Call today to speak to one of our aeration experts! 866-POND-HELP (866-766-3435) or use the Web Aeration Mapping Form.

Tech Specs

From product dimensions to operation manuals, the TECH SPECS tab contains all of the information you need to choose the right equipment for your pond.

Airmax(r) Shallow Water Aeration System AM10
AM10-SW Aeration System
Airmax9r) Shallow Water Aeration System AM20
AM20-SW Aeration System
ProAir™-2 Diffuser Plates 2 4
Max Pond Size 1/4 Acre 1/2 Acre
Max Diffuser Depth 6' 8'
Running Amps 0.5 0.9
Voltage 115 115
CFM 2.5 4.9
Monthly Operating Cost (24/7)* $2.52 $5.04
EasySet™ Self-Weighted 3/8" Airline Options None, 100', 200' None, 200', 400'
Cabinet Dimensions 23"L x 17"W x 15"H 23"L x 17"W x 15"H


*Monthly Operating Cost was calculated at $0.07 per kilowatt hour. Please note that costs will vary depending on location.

When To Use Aeration

The Airmax® Shallow Water Aeration Systems can be used in ponds 6 feet in depth or less where standard bottom diffuser aeration systems become less effective and economical. Ideal for shallow water bodies like retention ponds, Airmax® Shallow Water Aeration Systems will provide continuous circulation and aeration which combats problems with algae, weeds, odors and muck accumulation.

How To Use Aeration

Airmax® Shallow Water Aeration Systems can be installed at the edge of your pond or at a 115 volt power source up to 1,000 feet away utilizing Airmax® Direct Burial Airline* (not included). The SilentAir™ Standard Cabinet protects the aeration pump components from the elements and does not need to be placed indoors. The Airmax® ProAir™-2 diffuser plates can be connected to the SilentAir™ Standard Cabinet using the included EasySet™ Weighted Airline* and fitting sets. The ProAir™-2 diffuser plates should be placed near the deepest areas of your pond and distributed equally to promote adequate aeration throughout the entire water body. Airmax® Aeration Systems are designed to run 24/7 year-round**. Be sure to follow the included installation instructions when running your Airmax® Pond Logic® Shallow Water Aeration System for the first time.

*Airmax® Direct Burial Airline should be used when trenching airline underground while Airmax® EasySet™ Weighted Airline is intended for underwater use.
**When running your aeration system for the first time be sure to follow the start-up instruction in your user manual to prevent pond turn-overs and fish kills. If you use your pond for recreation in the winter you should turn off and store your aeration system as it creates thin ice and potential fall-through hazards.

Diffuser Placement Guide

AM10-SW
Airmax(r) Shallow Water Aeration System AM10 Diffuser Placement
AM10-SW
Airmax(r) Shallow Water Aeration System AM10 Diffuser Placement
AM20-SW
Airmax(r) Shallow Water Aeration System AM20 Diffuser Placement
AM20-SW
Airmax(r) Shallow Water Aeration System AM20 Diffuser Placement


Still not sure which Airmax® Aeration System is right for you? Let us size it and we will guarantee the results!
We provide a FREE aerial mapping service. Get guaranteed results when we measure your pond's size and map where the diffusers should be placed. Call today to speak to one of our aeration experts! 866-POND-HELP (866-766-3435) or use the Web Aeration Mapping Form.

Documentation

System Components

SilentAir™ Standard Composite Cabinet
An attractive composite cabinet houses and protects the SilentAir™ Compressor from outdoor elements. The integrated cooling system utilizes a UL-listed high-flow cooling fan and high-density air intake pre-filter to distribute air evenly throughout the cabinet keeping the interior components clean, cool and dry. An elevated base protects the aeration hardware and electrical components from flooding and rainwater accumulation while the removable top ensures quick and easy access for inspection and maintenance. Every SilentAir™ Standard Composite Cabinet in our AM Deep Water series comes complete with a pre-wired one-gang duplex electrical box and 6 foot power cord to provide power to the enclosed cooling fan and aeration compressor.

ProAir™-2 Diffuser Plates
Designed for maximum oxygen uptake, the ProAir™-2 Diffuser Plate incorporates high-efficiency low-maintenance membrane sticks to release tiny oxygen bubbles into the water column. Membrane diffusers posses the synergy of air stones without the headaches of cracking and acid-washing. A new non-stick Teflon coating prevents debris accumulation and performance reduction. A self-weighted base keeps the diffusers submerged at the pond bottom for optimal circulation. Combined with a 2-way air manifold and one-way check valve the ProAir™ diffuser plates truly provide maximum output with virtually no maintenance.

EasySet™ Airline
Designed to stay submerged underwater and out of sight, EasySet™ 3/8" self-weighted airline is guaranteed not to float. A thick wall and lead-free construction make EasySet™ airline the perfect pond-safe choice. Resistant to rips and tears, EasySet™ airline is resilient against fishing hooks and foot traffic from swimmers, pets and wildlife.


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What others are saying

5 out of 5

Customer Rating

"Happy I added aeration"Don of Charlotte, NC

My pond is an odd shaped and shallow. I added the AM20 system and I couldn't be happier. The water clarity has improved and the overall look of my pond is healthy.

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