3/8″ Non Weighted Poly tubing – 100′
This 3/8″ Non Weighted Poly tubing (Various Lengths) is the airline to use if you are coming down a windmill tower or just want airline to bury that runs across the ground. This tubing is non-weighted and ideally is sleeved in PVC and buried 4-6″ down to prevent it from getting cut due to mowers and other equipment that might go over top of it.
- 3/8″ ID
- Works with all aeration systems
- Can be placed inside PVC for added protection
- Ideal for getting from windmill top to shoreline
- Ideal for running long distance from compressor to shoreline
We do not recommend using this in a pond as it floats. We recommend using only weighted airline in a pond.
What is the difference between Weighted and non-weighted airlines?
Basically, the difference between weighted and non-weighted airlines for aeration is where you’re using the airline. If you are running an airline above ground, use a non-weighted airline. If you are running an airline from the shoreline to your Airstone or rubber membrane, you need to use a weighted airline. The weighted airline will stay in place under the water as opposed to the non-weighted airline, which will float. Investing in a weighted airline will make your life much easier than trying to wrestle a non-weighted airline into doing a job it was never meant for.
When running an airline from your aeration system to the water’s edge, we recommend you bury it. The last thing you want is to have to deal with a cut airline. The airline can be cut by a careless landscaper, broken when large equipment drives over it or damaged by animals. To save yourself the headache of discovering your airline has a hole, you should bury it when installing it. You do not need to bury it deeply; just 4-6 inches is sufficient to protect the line. Additionally, if you feel your airline may be extra vulnerable, you can encase it in PVC before burying it.