Enjoy the best possible pond water clarity with this in-line or standalone fixture. Multipurpose and versatile, this external-use pond ultraviolet clarifier features state-of-the-art magnetic ballast and a new space saving design. Add it to new or existing pond filtration systems. 18 ft power cord. All models measure 15" x 8" x 5-1/2".
Features & Benefits:
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The UVC clarifier is not submersible and should be mounted in a dry location away from the pond edge. Make sure that children do not have access to the unit. Keep moisture away from the plug and socket.
Never submerge the unit in water! The external electrical cable of this apparatus cannot be replaced. If the cable is damaged, the apparatus must be destroyed. Remember that UVC radiation is dangerous to the eyes and skin. Always switch off the unit if there is no water running through it to prevent overheating. Do not look directly into unshielded bulb as damage to the eyes may occur. Check the UVC lamp after the unit is assembled through the transparent screw cap. The power supply must be switched off immediately if the apparatus or the electrical cord should become damaged. The US National Electrical Code and many local codes require that a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) be installed in a branch circuit supplying fountain equipment rated above 15 volts AC.
Additional Maintenance Tips
UVC equipment has been used for some time to keep aquarium and pond water free of floating algae and to reduce water borne pathogens. UVC filtration can also ensure crystal clear water and a healthy aquatic environment for both fish and aquatic plants. The effect is based on the use of ultraviolet radiation, which affects the cells of both plants and animals. The effect is optimized by the fact that water to be filtered is led directly along the UVC tube in a thin film. The UV radiation will kill the algae but a pond filter is necessary to remove the clumps of dead algae. UV clarifier will not kill string algae. How efficiently a clarifier works depends entirely on the conditions of your pond (i.e., the number of plants and fish, and the amount of sun exposure). For most ponds with normal levels of green water, the cleaning process can take anywhere from 1 to3 weeks. It is recommended that you have the UVC unit on throughout the pond season. During the winter season when temperatures fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (December to mid March), the UVC unit should be removed to prevent it from freezing.
Putting the UVC unit in use