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Fountain or Aerator Operation Costs
- February 25, 2018
Wondering how much a fountain or aerator operation costs will run you? We can help. When planning to use a fountain or an aerator in your pond or lake, calculating the costs is an important part of your plan. Use this formula to figure the costs:
AMPS x VOLTS = X
Divide X by 1000
Multiply this number by KWH (cost per KWH on your electric bill)
This is the cost to operate your fountain or aerator for one hour.
Is there an advantage to 230 or 115 volts? The main advantage to 230 volts is that it allows you to use longer power cord lengths with smaller gauge wire. In the case of our Eco 1/2HP Aerator (available in both 115v and 230v) performance and cost to operate are exactly the same for 230v and 115v (AMP x VOLTS= Watts).
Check out our new innovative solar fountain product line. These solar fountains work by capturing energy from the sun and channeling it to an inverter, where the energy is converted to electricity to power your floating pond fountain. Our solar fountain line is one of the first high-quality fountains to hit the market and offers an added benefit of a lower electric bill that can typically cost you $300 or more per month.