5/8″ Weighted Airline (Various Lengths)
OWS provides the 5/8″ Weighted Airline (Various Lengths). This is the highest quality self-sinking rubberized airline for all pond and lake aeration. Buying in bigger rolls saves you from having to splice since you can cut to fit. This airline is guaranteed to sink and will ensure optimal airflow between your aerator and diffusers with minimal friction loss on longer runs. The large diameter allows for maximum airflow from your compressor to diffuser. This airline is ideal for large ponds and lakes!
- Thick, rubberized, self-sinking airline
- Tube is weighted to keep airline on the bottom of pond
- Works with all aeration systems
- 5/8 inch inside diameter line
- Maximizes airflow between any electric, solar, or windmill aerator and air diffusers
- Prevents tangling with fishing line, boat motors, and more
- Long-life due to its high quality
- Minimal friction loss due to the larger diameter allowing for longer tubing runs
Available in the following sizes:
- 100 feet
- 500 feet
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. If you feel your airline may be extra vulnerable, you can encase it in PVC before burying it.