1. Assemble The Unit
Assembly of Scott Aerator Fountains takes 15-20 minutes. Assembly instructions will be included with your fountain. Scott Aerator fountain kits come with the following:
- Pump with cylindrical casing and power cable attached
- Square float platform
- Protective stainless steel filter
- Decorative nozzle (this does not apply to the DA-20)
- 5/16"x2" stainless steel bolts
- Stainless steel nuts & washers
- Self tapping stainless steel screws
Tools Needed: You will need a wrench (or socket driver) and pliers.
- Begin by placing the fountain housing on a solid surface, with the pump discharge opening facing up.
- Tie nylon rope (not included) to the two stainless steel eyebolts. These will be the anchoring lines for the fountain.
- Next, put the float in place and secure with the two 5/16" x 2" bolts, washers and nuts included.
- Now, turn the fountain upside down, remove the styrofoam doughnut, and place the stainless steel filter in place. Be sure to line up the pre-drilled holes on the fountain with the position marks on the filter. Attach the filter with the
three self-tapping screws provided.
2. Attach Lights (If you did not order lights, skip this step)
Scott Aerator fountain light kits simply attach to the square float platform. Scott Aerator light kits come with the following:
- (2) or (4) LED light fixtures with power cable
- 1/2" bolts & nuts
- (2) or (4) stainless steel arm brackets
- Timer/control unit
- Remote control (only for color-changing lights)
Tools Needed: Wrench & Pliers
*Please note: The included timer/control unit is required to operate the lights. Do not remove cord from control unit, this will void the lights' warranty.
- Attach each arm assembly to the water feature. Be sure to orient the arms with “L” facing upward. Remove one of the 2" bolts attaching the float to your Scott water feature and align the holes with the stainless steel arm. Reinsert the bolt with washer, outward through the housing, float and stainless steel arm. Secure with washer and nut. Repeat for the remaining arm assembies.
- Continue by attaching each light to the slotted end of the stainless steel arms. Feed 1/2" x 1/4" bolt downward through each light bracket and steel arm then secure with 1/4" nut. The lights can be positioned along the arm by loosening the lock nut, sliding the light to the desired position, then re-tightening the nut.
- Connect the lights to the Timer Control Unit by aligning pins and screwing the connector together 1/2 turnonly. Do not force the connection tight or you may damage the O-ring or wiring.
3. Place in water
- Once the unit is assembled, it is ready to be placed in the water for final preparation and anchoring.
- Care should be used when handling the fountain; it is very important that the weight of the fountain not be placed upon the stainless steel filter.
- Once the fountain head is in the water, attach the fountain head by screwing it into place (this does not apply to the DA-20).
- Float the fountain to the desired position and secure the attached nylong ropes to shore or use 2 concrete blocks submerged at least 20 feet apart.
- The final step is to plug your fountain and lights into your established power source. Always use a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) and a licensed electrical contractor to install your power source.