How do aerators equipped with Colorite’s Aero-Tube™ aeration tubing compare to other traditional aeration devices (e.g. paddle wheels)?
PECs solar powered aerators are designed to replace paddle wheels with diffused air. Our EKBSR-1 Eco-Hybrid units can replace a half horsepower paddle wheel directly provided all the needed short-term emergency aeration and long term high efficiency aeration with half the maintenance cost and no power bills.
In a head to head comparison of the Aero-Tube™ aeration system against various paddle wheel systems, the Aero-Tube™ system was as much as 2.6 times more efficient in fresh water and 4.2 times more efficient in salt water. Our tubing puts the air directly into the water for absorption, by creating extremely fine bubbles. A paddle wheel merely throws the water up into the air for an exchange to take place, a much less efficient method of aeration.