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RPS AIR-ation Kits - Solar Pond Aeration System with Brushless Solar Air Compressor

RPS AIR-ation Kits - Solar Pond Aeration System with Brushless Solar Air Compressor

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RPS AIR-ation Kits - Solar Pond Aeration System with Brushless Solar Air Compressor

Get Your Heart and Well Pumping Sale! Up to 30% OFF + FREE SHIPPING* Ends MIDNIGHT FEBRUARY 29TH!

Our RPS engineers spent all year developing a solar powered air compressor kit that is now the most unique technology we've found anywhere on the internet to aerate your pond! Easily assembled and installed by one person in a single weekend, lifting no more than 18 lbs at a time. The solar powered air compressor pushes oxygen through a weighted hose down to a bubbling air stone, aerating multiple pond thermoclines with fresh O2. Supported for pond bottoms up to 15 feet deep. For ponds deeper than 15 feet, you can float the air stone at 15 feet and still get great aeration. 

 

A truly PLUG AND PLAY SYSTEM! Don't worry about noise, this is a SUPER quiet compressor as we've added an air intake muffler. All of our kits come with a custom weather-proof metal enclosure to house the controller and compressor so you don't have to worry about your system being exposed to the elements. The enclosures are vented to promote airflow and prevent overheating.

RUNTIME UPGRADE KIT: AIR 200 vs AIR 400 vs AIR800 

If you're worried about bad weather interrupting aeration, RPS offers the option of adding two additional solar panels. Upgrading from two 100W solar panels to four or even eight 100W solar panels will extend hours of performance and improve performance during overcast days.  

RPS is a growing 100% American-owned company of friendly, helpful solar water specialists who love our dogs, tractors, trucks and coffee. We are honored and blessed to have such great staff and customers all over this great country.

Kit Contents

The RPS AIR Kit Contains...

  • RPS 100 Watt Rugged Aluminum Framed Mono-Crystalline Solar Panels (Dimensions are roughly 3.2' long, 1.7' wide and a little more than 1" thick). 2x100W Air200, 4x100W Air400, 8x100W Air800
  • RPS Air Compressor with DC Brushless Motor
  • RPS Universal Controller
  • Weather-proof vented metal enclosure to house controller and compressor.
  • 1/2 inch hose barb 
  • 20 feet of solar wire
  • 2' length of heat resistant hose assembly
  • 50 feet Weighted aerator hose, ⅜ inch ID
  • Weighted bubbling air stone 
  • 25 feet of 16 Gauge, 3 Strand pump wire
  • Detailed full-color solar pump guide with step-by-step install instructions
  • Free Access to DIY Success Center - a portal for RPS customers to connect with a huge library of guides and advice from engineers
  • Access to RPS video archives of installation tips & product walkthroughs
  • 30 Day Money-Back & 100% Water Assurance Guarantee
  • Field Serviceable and Rebuildable
  • 2 Year Comprehensive Warranty
  • Phone / Email / Text Support from Friendly USA based RPS Engineers
  • 20 Year Solar Output Guarantee
  • 25 Year Support Guarantee with Reconditioned Swap Pricing
  • RapidReplace™ Program*

The RPS AIR800 Kits Contain all the above and...

  • Additional 50 feet Weighted aerator hose, ⅜ inch ID 
  • Weighted bubbling air stone
  • 8x100w Total Solar Panels 

    Solar panel mounting is not included in the standard AIR kit, you can purchase one of our easy-to-install Top of Pole mounts.  

    Component Dimensions:

    Solar Panels for Compressor: 38.6” x 20.9” x 1.18”, 100W / 12V, ~15lbs Each
    Compressor: ~ 7" x 4" x 6"
    Controller: 13” x 8” x 6”, ~10lbs. Air Stone: Diameter: 7",  ~3lbs

    Dimensions of Enclosures:

    Total Height: 25"
    Total Width: 18 5/8"
    Total Depth: 15"
    Front Height:19"
    Clearance underneath: 2.25"
    Outlet Hole on Bottom of Container: 1.75"

     

    Downloads:
    RPS AIR200 SPEC SHEET.PDF 📄
    100W SOLAR PANEL SPEC SHEET.PDF 📄


    Sizing 

    Recommendations based on Pond Size & Depth..

    Under 2 ft 2-5 feet 5-10 feet 10+ feet
    50x50 Air200 Air200 Air400 Air400
    1/4 acre Air200 Air400 2x Air400
    or Air800
    2x Air400
    or Air800
    1/2 acre Air400 Air400 2x Air400
    or Air800
    2x Air400
    or Air800
    1 acre 2x Air400
    or Air800
    2x Air400
    or Air800
    2x Air400
    or Air800
    2x Air400
    or Air800
    2+ acres 2x Air400 per acre ***
    or Air800
    2x Air400 per acre ***
    or Air800
    2x Air400 per acre ***
    or Air800
    2x Air400 per acre ***
    or Air800

     

    * Solar Fountains can add aeration and aesthetics. Add in combination for best of both worlds like the Spray & Bubble 800 Kit - F400 Fountain, Air400 Aerator + 8P Mount
    ** Long Narrow, Kidney and Abstract shaped pond owners may consider an additional kit to spread out aeration more evenly.
    *** Customers sometimes find that one system is adequate for their goals or they have an especially sunny spot with long solar days. You can easily start with one and add later as needed.

    SOLAR PUMPS MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reviews - America's #1 Most Popular!

    Customers send in hundreds of notes each season expressing their newfound love for solar pumping.  Our job is not done until you are pumping water, and our support of you as you do it is unconditional. We love solar pumping and you will too.

    ★★★★★ 

    All your videos are spot on. If people took the time to watch them before installing they’d never have to call you. I loved the user manual. The way my wife follows her recipe for cooking… that’s how I followed your user manual. I loved it. Every second of it. I’ve never had customer service like this.

    - David, TX

    ★★★★★ 

    RPS is now one of my very favorite companies.With the help of Daniel, I purchased a 6000watt Water Secure System. It was a great project to install and brought me back to using some skills that I haven’t used in years. It worked perfectly as soon as I turned it on.

    - Susan, OK

    ★★★★★ 

    We’re getting close to what, roughly five years but it’s working fine still.It’s been the best investment we’ve ever done, sir.Seriously. Oh yeah, the best thing we’ve done. We don’t have to run a generator, we’ve got plenty water, it’s always full, it always works and we can almost turn back on it.

    - Rodney, OR

    HOW DOES RPS COMPARE TO OTHER PUMP COMPANIES?

    NEED TO TROUBLESHOOT?

    We offer Generational Support on all of our products!

    FAQ

    Solar Pumping FAQ

    How can I be sure I have the correct size solar pump?
    The online Pump Sizing Wizard starts with over 100 RPS Solar Pump models and using the variables you enter about your well depth, latitude and your water needs to size your system correctly the first time. Or if you prefer talking with a friendly specialist, give us a call at 888-637-4493

    How long does it take to install?
    Most people find it can be easily done over a weekend and our record is a customer who installed their RPS200 system in 1 hour and 7 minutes! It's as easy as mounting your solar panels, dropping the pump down the well, and flipping the switch!

    What resources are there to help me install?
    Countless features and included parts and pieces make the install of an RPS pump easier than ever - for first timers and old timers alike. Our 64 page all-color user manual outlines the entire process, YouTube videos demonstrate it visually and the “DIY Success Center” (100+ articles and videos FREE access with purchase!) is available anytime, and our engineers are ready to help over email, phone or text.

    How is shipping cost calculated?
    Shipping is currently FREE with the current sale but the sale expires at the end of the month.

    How does it ship? Timeframe to expect?
    We make every attempt to ship the same day the order is received. Sometimes, this is not possible due to popularity, and the items will ship the following day or days. Many of our systems include bulky solar panels. Shipping times and delivery dates are estimates only as these services don’t offer guarantees, but often between 2 and 5 days transit for boxed systems depending on your area in the US.

    In a hurry? Most systems can be expedited 2nd Day Air, we just need to know in advance and we just ask you cover the difference in cost between Ground shipping and 2nd Day Air. Freight deliveries like WaterSecures and larger Pro Series with Large Panels we use pallets and FedEx Freight. Shipping times are a little harder to estimate here. Packing and palletizing may take 1-2 days based on the season. You will be sent a tracking number once your order is scanned and in transit! ** RPS Ship-Insured™ guarantees you get what you ordered in working condition and combines with the 100% Water Assurance Guarantee to add additional peace of mind that your investment will result in water pumping!

    Can I supplement the sun with power from batteries or AC/Generator?
    Absolutely. But neither is necessary. Batteries allow for the storage of solar power during the day to be used at night or on cloudy days. AC/Generator converters mimic the power the sun might provide on a perfectly sunny day with AC whenever you have it. There is also an AutoSwitcher box that automatically switches between AC and Solar, weather depending.

    How much area do I need for the solar panels? 
    Rough dimensions of solar panels and array sizes can be found below.

    How big are the Solar Panels? How many?
    We size with versatile, rugged and easy-to-install 100w panels. Take the kit name (RPS 200) and divide by 100 watts for the number of panels in the kit. RPS200 = 2 100w Solar Panels. RPS800V = 8x 100w Solar Panels. Once over 1.5HP Pro Kits, large 300+ watt panels are used. Small and Large panels still have roughly the same total dimensions and surface area per watt. Smaller panels are just easier to work with, transport, and create building blocks that are easier to upgrade in the future.

    What is the best way to mount the solar panels?
    Mounting is easy. Panels are rigid aluminum framed so can be fastened down in a number of ways. Tilting south and adjusting to your latitude is most important vs material or construction of mounting. There are our adjustable pre-made options, and hundreds of photos of do-it-yourself mounting here.



    2P

    4P

    8P

    Scalable
    Ground Mount
    Panel Orientation
    2x1 - Two 100w Solar Panels in Landscape (long side horizontal) in Single Column of Two
    Panel Orientation
    4x1 - Four 100w Solar Panels in Landscape (long side horizontal) in Single Column of Four
    Panel Orientation
    4x2 - Eight 100w Solar Panels in Landscape (long side horizontal) in Two Columns of Four
    Panel Orientation
    4x1 - Four 375w Solar Panels in Landscape (long side horizontal) to a Column. Add Columns as needed.

    Or 8x1 with 100w Solar Panels in Landscape (long side horizontal) 
    Array Dimensions
    39” Wide (38L)
    45” Tall

    Roughly3 ½ feet wide by 4 feet tall
    Array Dimensions
    39” Wide (38L)
    90” Tall

    Roughly 3 ½ feet wide by 7 ½ feet tall
    Array Dimensions
    78” Wide (38L)
    90” Tall

    Roughly 6 ½ feet wide by 7 ½ feet tall
    Array Dimensions
    5’ Wide Per Column of Panels (While Facing)
    16’ Deep

    Ground Mounts (GM) are recommended when more than 1600 watts are needed
    + Add to Cart
    2 Panel Top of Pole Mount
    +Add to Cart
    4 Panel Top of Pole Mount
    +Add to Cart
    8 Panel Top of Pole Mount
    +Add to Cart
    Scalable Ground Mount


    Wait, so no batteries needed?!

    Some customers just can’t believe that these pumps will work on solar power alone. They are even more delighted when they get water - and usually more than they think with only the sun! It feels like magic! Film a video of a loved one when you first turn the system on - the expressions of awe are priceless! 

    RPS systems run incredibly efficiently using solar power alone. No batteries needed. While it does make sense for some customers to add a battery bank (especially with low GPM wells and for household water pressure), whenever possible, our engineers do recommend pumping more water into a storage tank for overnight use. We have more info on batteries here. Most customers start without batteries regardless, as they are easy to add in the future if desired.

    Can I add more Gallons Per Day in the future with more panels?
    Yes! Systems are generally very modular and you can see what “Water Upgrade Kit” (solar panels and wiring) is compatible with your system and can easily be added later. Add a compatible battery bank with more solar panels to unlock nighttime operation! 

    I don’t need that much GPM, can I turn the rate of pumping down?
    Lower production wells might produce less than a gallon a minute and one of the great features of RPS pumps is that the controller’s speed dial allows you to reduce the motor speed, pumping at a slower rate to match the replenishment rate of the well or water source. 

    What does Water Assurance Guarantee mean?
    We offer a money back guarantee that our pump systems will provide you water off of solar power when sized by one of our engineers to your well, desired setup and final total dynamic pumping head. We do require static water levels, drawdown and pressure requirements are accurately estimated during the sizing process, that installation follows the instructions of the RPS User Manual, and that you give RPS engineers a chance to troubleshoot any issues.

    Lifetime Rotor Replacement Guarantee
    Our brushless motors are designed to last for tens of years without maintenance. These motors (at the bottom of the pump) turn a stainless steel helical rotor inside a rubber-lined stator. Helical rotors are incredible for utilizing low power, so it makes them perfect for solar use. But these rotors are inherently the weakest point of the entire system, just like all helical pumps, especially in sand or iron-rich soil. With RPS you won’t ever have to mail your pump off to get a factory rebuild. Replace the rotor yourself on site and save time and money. No need to cut wires either, just open up the upper pump end and swap in a new rotor and your pump will operate as it did the day you installed it. Our Replacement Guarantee Policy means that we will replace these rotors whenever they wear for the lifetime of your pump’s motor. The rest of the system is convered under the 2 Year Comprehensive Warranty and Lifetime Phone Support. 

    What is the RapidReplace Program?

    RapidReplace™ has become an immensely popular program, improved again in 2023. If warranty return of a part is deemed necessary after troubleshooting over phone/text/email with our all-local RPS engineering team, then at no cost to you we will ship the replacement part immediately along with a pre-paid shipping label for you to return the defective part.

    * With recurring issues or abuse, RPS does reserve the right to request previous parts be returned before new parts are shipped.

    Why choose RPS?
    We're America's #1 Most Trusted Solar-Powered Water Pump!
    RPS Solar Pump Kits are for people that believe in getting the job done themselves, and getting it done right. Our goal is to arm you with the equipment and knowledge to take control of your water and save a fistful of money doing it. 


    What’s the submersion limit on the 2" and 3" submersible pumps?
    The submersion limit is also different than the “total head ability” of each pump. Most people place their solar pump 20-50 feet below the water surface, as compared to a typical AC pump which installs 10 feet off the bottom of the well, but anywhere within 0 and 129 feet is acceptable. RPS specialists will help size a solar pump that best matches your well's production rate.

    Still not sure which size solar pump?
    We have built the industry’s best Pump Sizing Guide which is online for convenience. Once you add details about your well and water use, it will recommend a pump. If you’d like, we’ll also have an engineer call you and make sure we have the right size selected.  888-637-4493

    IS THIS THE RIGHT SYSTEM FOR YOU?

    Still not sure? Call one of our RPS Sizing Specialists at 888-637-4493 or click the button below to use our Pump Sizing Wizard!

    Customer Reviews

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    Michael K
    Thanks All!

    We have a lot of work to do, but the new pond thanks you as well.
    Putting the little solar panel on tomorrow morning and everything will be complete.
    Thanks again for shipping so quickly so we could bring it with us to our property.

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    B.B.
    RPS400

    We just installed an RPS400 we bought many years ago to fill a drought emptied stock tank. At 128' running on AC power with the RPS supplied 120V converter it's pulling 10 gallons per minute. Very happy with the performance of the equipment and customer service is awesome.

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    Craig Henke
    Great product

    Easy to install n working great. Enjoying the power from the sun.
    Will keep my fish from winter kill

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    Tom S.
    Working like a champ!!

    Spent a good bit of time researching solutions for aerating our one acre stocked pond. RPS had the right solution at the right price! They were quick to answer all of my questions and shipped my order cross country the very next day.

    When everything arrived, there was some damage to the pump cabinet due to shipping. I called RPS and they shipped out a replacement to me the same day with a prepaid shipping label for the damaged cabinet, no questions asked!

    Installation was pretty easy due to the detailed instructions. RPS recommends mounting their solar array framework on a 4 inch diameter pipe (which is very expensive and very hard to find unless you special order it.

    I ended up binding four (8 foot long) 2 inch stainless steel pipes together with a metal hose clamp on the bottom and the tilting assembly at the top. Got pretty much the same diameter as a single four inch wide pipe at 1/10th the cost! Buried it two feet deep with a 50 lb bag of cement and it isn't going anywhere (very sturdy alternative!)

    I put some extra concrete in four cinder blocks and embedded 8 inch lag bolts in the center of each block. When they dried, I was able to easily insert the exposed end of the bolts into the cabinet feet and secure with nuts and washers. Again, a very sturdy ground mounting solution for the cabinet. It keeps the exhaust fans about 12 inches off the ground and the cabinet will be well out of any high water if it ever gets to that.

    Finished building the frame, connected all the wiring, and flipped the switch - the pump motor turned over instantly and started pushing air to each of the aerator heads. All that was left was to jump in my kayak and pull the aerators out to where I wanted them in the pond.

    They're sitting about 18 feet deep and working like a champ!! I would highly recommend RPS to anyone who needs something like this! Great product and great service (before AND after the sale!).

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    Doug A
    Loving Our AIR400!

    Works great in our pond!