The algae eliminator can be installed quickly and easily within five minutes. The click generator is connected to the control unit by means of a connecting cable and inserted into the water object. It should be placed in a favourable position at the edge of the body of water so that as large an area as possible is covered with sound.
Click generator positioning
The direction of radiation of the click generator should always be in the longitudinal direction of the body of water. The range depends on the performance of the algae eliminator.
- Left: The optimal position of the click generator
- Right: no click tone propagation left and right behind the click generator
The algae freeing devices can be easily positioned and fastened if necessary. It was supposed to Make sure that the click generator is aligned horizontally and is not covered by mud, stones or plants. The click generator (KE) should ideally be positioned 10-15 cm horizontally below the water surface, as photosynthesis and algae production take place in this water depth.
A pipe clamp with plastic inner hole for fixing the click generator is supplied with each algae eliminator.
Peripheral zones, shallow waters
In shallow waters (depth less than 50 cm) or in the shallow water zone of a swimming pond, the outgoing signal is slowed down and the algae eliminator loses about half of its effect. This must be taken into account when selecting the right device.
The following should be avoided
- Continuous feeding of refill water, e.g. spring water, tap water or fresh water of more than 5% per day can lead to algae growth,” as nutrients are infiltrated by the refill, which promotes algae growth.
- Water impacts (waterfall, fountain) the propagation of sound waves. Therefore, the click generator must be inserted deeper so that the click tones can spread below the impact depth. An alternative may be to let the waterfall or fountain run only sporadically, maximum 3 hours a day. This interrupts the proliferation (cell division) of the algae only briefly.
- Sound barriers: Larger stones, plant pots and other obstacles must be removed for optimum sound propagation.
- Flowing water should be avoided, as the effective click tones are hindered by the water flow.
Tips for pond cleaning
To make the pond water clear, the water object should be cleaned with a pond sludge vacuum cleaner with water recirculation. Most errors occur during cleaning, when too many nutrients get into the water during refilling. When more than 5% of the volume of refill water (ground water, spring water, partly also tap water) is fed (e.g. during cleaning), nutrients are added to the water object, so that the water biohousing process starts all over again.
Low-nutrient rainwater is much less problematic. The so-called First-Flush (rainwater of the first 10 minutes), on the other hand, should not be collected as it contains large amounts of pollen, pollen and pollutant particles. Tap water or tap water is generally low in nutrients. Nevertheless, there are large differences that depend on the water supply. The water values can be requested from the water supplier or simply determined with the help of a water test. For phosphate-containing water we recommend the PO4 Phospatbinder for a short time.
Conclusion: When cleaning a pond, care must be taken to return the filtered (nutrient-poor) water and not to top it up with nutrient-retaining refill water from the tap, ground water or well.
If several ponds are connected together, each one must be equipped with a click device. The cycle must be closed, otherwise fresh algae will constantly be added externally and the other water objects will be “infected”. This would lead to algae growth before they could be killed by the algae eliminator. As an alternative, we recommend separating the water objects and providing each with an algae remover.
Both the electronic box and the click generator can be mounted inconspicuously without any problems and are therefore not visually noticeable.
The electronic control unit can easily be installed outdoors and is temporarily waterproof (IP67, dustproof, protection against strong water jets, protection against temporary submersion). We recommend to mount the electronics box from 50cm floor or to put it in a dry shaft, fix it.
When the device is switched on (mains plug connected to the power supply), a red LED for the click signal and a green LED for the power supply light up on the control unit to indicate that the device is working properly. Control device displays. The functionality of the click generator can be checked with a commercially available bat detector, as the click sounds are not audible to the human ear. You may hear a soft, interval-like ticking.
If you should question the functionality or the flawless operation of the click generator at a later point in time, please contact us.