Weighted pond tubing

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1/2 Pond Weighted Air Line 100ft
½ inch weighted airline When should I consider ½ inch weighted airline?                 ½ inch weighted airline will cause less friction losses than smaller airlines. This means ½ inch weighted airline is better suited for longer distances and higher flow rates. Medium sized ponds are where you are most likely to see this product. Its durable bu...
½ inch weighted airline When should I consider ½ inch weighted airline?                 ½ inch weighted airline will cause less friction losses tha...
$160.00
3/8 Pond Weighted Air Line 100ft
3/8-inch weighted airline 100ft When Should I consider 3/8-inch weighted airline?                 This product is intended for short distances and relatively low flow rates. This means that this product is ideal for small shallow ponds. Koi ponds that are 5-feet deep or less are particular applications where you may see this product.           ...
3/8-inch weighted airline 100ft When Should I consider 3/8-inch weighted airline?                 This product is intended for short distances and...
$90.00
3/8 Pond Weighted Air Line 50ft
3/8-inch weighted airline 50ft When Should I consider 3/8-inch weighted airline?                 This product is intended for short distances and relatively low flow rates. This means that this product is ideal for small shallow ponds. Koi ponds that are 5-feet deep or less are particular applications where you may see this product.            ...
3/8-inch weighted airline 50ft When Should I consider 3/8-inch weighted airline?                 This product is intended for short distances and ...
$50.00
1/2 Pond Weighted Air Line 50ft
½ inch weighted airline When should I consider ½ inch weighted airline?                 ½ inch weighted airline will cause less friction losses than smaller airlines. This means ½ inch weighted airline is better suited for longer distances and higher flow rates. Medium sized ponds are where you are most likely to see this product. Its durable bu...
½ inch weighted airline When should I consider ½ inch weighted airline?                 ½ inch weighted airline will cause less friction losses tha...
$84.00
pond tubing

What is a weighted Airline?

The weighted airline is our tubing of choice for pond aeration. This durable and flexible product will naturally sink to the bottom of your pond. This will get rid of the hassle of loose weights letting your hose rise to the surface of the pond. Wholesale Septic Supply’s weighted tubing is also kink resistant. This will help to ensure smooth air delivery. These factors work in together to prevent unnecessary stresses from being placed on your air pump.

 This weighted airline is made out of a weighted PVC. Weighted PVC simply means that the PVC used is denser than water. The simplicity of this tubing allows for easy installation and requires minimal maintenance. You will simply need to attach the weighted tubing to an air compressor, attach your diffuser of choice, unroll the tubing do the desired location, and let the weighted airline do the rest of the work. This tubing is also able to keep its strength in a wide range of temperatures. Aerators can blow hot air into the airline, but Wholesale Septic Supply’s weighted air tubing will retain its strength.

Our weighted tubing will avoid fishing line, boat propellers, and swimmers. The airline does this by resting firmly on the bottom of the pond. This makes it ideal for people that do not want to worry about their weighted tubing getting in their way. Weighted tubing is also much easier to move after it has been put in place.

Why should I aerate my pond?

                Aeration systems have many benefits for your pond. The most important benefit of an aeration system is that it helps grow aerobic bacteria. These bacteria will flourish in a highly oxygenated environment. Aerobic bacteria are beneficial bacteria that will consume some unsavory elements that are in your pond. There will be some debris that settles to be bottom of the pond, and some particles will be suspended in the water of the pond. Aerobic bacteria will help break down the debris and the solids suspended in the water. The clarity of the water will improve when the suspended solids are removed.

Coldwater can settle to the bottom of the pond. The column of bubbles will help mix the cold water with warmer water near the surface.  This will help the pond to become more uniform. Aeration systems will also help move unwanted gasses out of your pond. This in works with elevated oxygen levels will help your pond support larger or greater numbers of fish. 

Unsightly algae can build up on the surface of the pond. This eyesore can be limited to water treatments and algae control systems. An air compressor can be used with the weighted airline to get air to the bottom of the pond. The air leaving the airline will create a column of bubbles. The bubbles will help mix the water in the pond and displace other gasses in the pond. Algae will find it difficult to under these conditions. Pond aeration can also be used with other algae control measures. This will reduce unsightly pond algae from clouding your pond.

                How much weighted tubing should I use?

                Your airline should make a straight line between your air compressor and pond diffuser. It is hard on your compressor to push air through a long airline. This is because the air wants to “stick” to the walls of the tubing. Airline with a larger diameter will allow for more space for the air to move through the tubing. This area of the cross-section of the tube will increase faster than the circumference. This means that tubing with a larger inner diameter will have fewer pressure losses due to friction. Larger diameter tubing is favorable when the air must reach farther distances. We have included some tables to help illustrate these concepts.

Pressure Loss Due to Friction

3/8’’ Inner Diameter Weighted Tubing that is 100’ long

Flow Volume (CFM)

Pressure Loss (PSI)

1

0.6

2

2.1

3

4.2

4

6.8

5

10.1

 

½’’ Inner Diameter Weighted Tubing that is 100’ long

Flow Volume (CFM)

Pressure Loss (PSI)

2

0.3

3

0.6

4

0.9

5

1.4

6

2.0

8

3.4