June 03, 2020

Wow! Unbelievable amount of bubbles. Within 24 hours had a 20 foot radius of clear water. Couple days later I could nearly see the diffuser.

Wow! Unbelievable amount of bubbles. Within 24 hours had a 20 foot radius of clear water. Couple days later I…

Wow! Unbelievable amount of bubbles. Within 24 hours had a 20 foot radius of clear water. Couple days later I could nearly see the diffuser.

We have an old pond behind our house that was dug in 1987. No maintenance was ever performed on it and every summer it turns into a mess. Decided to do something about it. Found the St. Isidore Farm videos on YouTube and decided the HiBlow pump was the way to go. Called HiBlow a couple times and got great advice from James. I don’t have electric by the pond and he said it would work just fine keeping the pump up by the house and running a long air line. We discussed pump sizes and my best options for the air line. Based on the 120 foot distance to the pond, and a pond depth of around 8 feet, James recommended an HP120LL and provided the names of distributors. To keep back pressure to a minimum he recommended a 1″ ID main air line. I ordered the pump and a diffuser and some 1/2″ ID weighted airline. I built the 120 foot main airline by gluing together 10 foot sections of 1″ ID electrical PVC. I put a barbed fitting on the PVC and to eliminate stress on the pump fitting connected the PVC to the pump with a couple feet of 5/8″ ID vinyl tubing. Used another barbed fitting to connect the other end of the PVC to the weighted air line. Connected the weighted air line to the diffuser and sunk it in the middle of the pond. Then I plugged it in. Wow! Unbelievable amount of bubbles. Within 24 hours had a 20 foot radius of clear water. Couple days later I could nearly see the diffuser. The pump is very quiet. Just a low hum. And it is barely warm to the touch. Can’t wait to see what happens over time. Highly recommend HiBlow for their advice and great product. Thank you James for all of your help!

Rick W. Michigan HP120LL

June 03, 2020

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