Installation Algae Control Products

The electronic box has to be mounted in a dry, covered place. Like all outdoor power supplies, a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) is required by most electrical codes. In the US, the preferred power source is 120 volts AC (typical household power outlet). Solar panel units may be applied for remote locations or for those where the cost of providing a power outlet is high or difficult to reach.

DO NOT coil any excess transducer cord as this can set up an induction field and reduce the signal output. Either criss- cross the excess cord (Z pattern) and secure it with electrical tie straps or shorten the cord at the circuit box end. See separate instructions on shortening the cord. For more information on adjusting the cord please click on this link to download the PDF file on adjusting the cord length.

After securing the transducer cord into the corresponding socket of the control box, place the transducer and float combination(if applicable) in a suitable location in the water so that the transducer’s face “looks” through the water’s mass and covers as much as possible, the water to be treated.

The unit begins operation the moment it is plugged in to the power source. On the bottom of the control box the blinking light indicates that the ultrasonic signal is being sent to the transducer. This is an LED display, so it does not project much light. To see the LED you must look directly from below the unit.

The ultrasonic signal leaves the face of the transducer in a 176º arc expanding vertically and horizontally outward. As the algae are destroyed, much of it will float to the surface. You can leave the dead algae to decay naturally or remove it to speed up the overall process. If massive quantities of the algae float up, it can reduce the signal that reflects from the water’s surface and reduce the signal’s range beyond it. It is important o have proper aeration and bacteria levels in the pond to insure decomposition of the dead algae without odor.