Airolator Northstar Fountain
The Northstar is an attractive decorative floating fountain suitable for use in any pond, dam or lake where an attractive aesthetic water display is desired. The Northstar’s unique central centrifugal pump design keeps the shaft of the submersible motor and the discharge in a vertical position. This allows the entire weight of the fountain to remain in the centre of the float making it easy to install and remove from the float without special mounting brackets or hardware. The centrifugal pump design produces high pressure, which creates terrific heights and displays using far less horsepower compared to other fountain equipment.
The Northstar fountain should only be used for aesthetics because the volume of water being pumped into the air is not enough to be considered and aerating fountain. If an aeration benefits are required then the Airolator Carnival should be used. The Northstar fountain will produce a water volume ranging from 300 – 500 litres per minute depending on motor size while the Carnival produces a water volume ranging from 1400 – 4000 litres per minute.
The Northstar fountain can be easily changed to a Diana, Galaxy, Solace or Nova fountain by removing two fixing screws. If the benefits of aeration are required then the centrifugal pump assembly of the Northstar fountain can be changed to the propeller pump Carnival aerating fountain nozzle using the Carnival changeover kit. This unique feature is exclusive to Airolator products and allows you to change from decorative fountains to aerating fountains without the need to replace the motor, float or cable. This is valuable in situations where the water quality benefits that aeration provides are required at most times but more decorative fountains are desired for special occasions such as parties or tournaments.
Key features of the Northstar are;
-components made in USA, motors in Germany
-rugged, stainless steel Franklin Electric submersible motor, water cooled, water lubricated. Motors can be upgraded to 316 stainless steel if required.
-motors do not require any oil changes or replacement of seals/gaskets
-available in single or three phase
-supplied with 40m electrical cable as standard but any cable length can be supplied.
-electrical quick disconnects allow pump assembly to be removed for maintenance without the need to remove the float or cable from the water body
-high speed, foul resistant impeller producing high shear water spraying action with no lazy spray or bubbles
-styrene foam filled, polyethylene float will not sink even if punctured
-float can accommodate low cost, DIY after market trash guard if required
-single phase provided with start/run control box. Optional control boxes with motor protection and timer available for single and three phase
-unique design can switch from propeller pump aerating fountain to centrifugal pump decorative fountain using the same motor, cable and float
-optional light kit available
-limited 2 year warranty