Golf course pond and lake management specialist Otterbine gave the first public showing of its new Fractional five-in-one aerating system on the ‘Lely – Partners in Turfcare’ stand at BTME 2014.
It’s one of a comprehensive range of aerators and aerating fountains from the company designed to create and maintain water quality at healthy levels in golf course lakes and ponds.
Otterbine’s Fractional aerating fountain and mixer system in action.
Otterbine’s new Fractional aerator has the highest performance rate of any fractional aerator on the market, yet it’s efficient and cost effective to run. It can transfer an impressive 1kg/2.2lbs of oxygen per hp/hr and has a pumping rate of 115 cubic metres per hour.
Added to this the spray can be quickly and easily switched between four different patterns, and into a horizontal mixer system, for maximum value and versatility. Improved serviceability, corrosion-resistant rotors and a two-year warranty further add to the value and longevity of this unit.
Also on show was the High Volume, Otterbine’s most powerful surface-spray aerator, and the Air Flo 2, which together provide an aeration option for both shallow and deeper operating depths.
The High Volume operates at a depth of one metre and is the ideal aerator for improving water quality in the most unhealthy of ponds. This is thanks to its impressive oxygen transfer and pumping rates, which in the case of the 5hp unit is over 647 cubic metres per hour.
The Air Flo 2 operates at depths of up to 12 metres and works by pumping air to strategically-placed diffuser manifolds on a lake or reservoir floor. The fine-bubble aeration system leaves no visible pattern on the water’s surface, though.