Do you own any of the following: swimming pool, pond, fountain, hot tub, or spa? If you own one or more of these water features, and if you are using a garden hose to fill it, you need to consider investing in a fail-safe automatic water leveler. How many times have you begun adding water, have become distracted and forgot the running water was on, flooding your yard, wasting who knows how many gallons until you receive your next water bill? This scenario of overflowed pools, ponds or hot tubs, is the number one reason for insurance claims among homeowners. In some of these cases, it wasn’t a matter of a neglected water hose, but rather a malfunctioning mechanical floats that stuck or jammed.
There are over 130 mechanical water levelers on the market and all of them are susceptible to sticking or jamming resulting in an overflow. A water leveler may work fine for two or three years, but it only takes one malfunction to create a potential disaster, such as a flooded patio and master bedroom, basement, or neighbor’s basement, resulting in an insurance claim or costly lawsuit.
Please keep in mind that there are reliable water levelers on the market today, so you need to do your homework before choosing one. Some of the things that you need to look for are the length of its warranty, since this is a sure indicator of the confidence the manufacturer holds for the quality and dependability of their product. Also, does the water leveler carry a 100% satisfaction guaranteed or your money back and if not, that to, is a good indication that the product is not everything that the ad may claim.
The most dependable water levelers available are the electronic, non-mechanical design, as opposed to the type of float you find in your toilet tank. Surely you have experienced the continual running of water due to a stuck float? Only in the case of a toilet tank, there is a drain pipe to prevent overflows, only higher water bills. Mechanical floats fail for several reasons, such as warping or wearing out of plastic parts and rusting or corroding of metal parts.
Most toilet tank type floats can have as many as 15 individual moving parts that can eventually malfunction. In contrast to these devices, electronic floats have no moving parts and depending on how complicated the system is, can have a lot to do with potential problems, such as warming and freezing, condensed moisture and in coastal areas, corrosive salt air. It is good to do some investigation on each product, checking on the Internet with Google to find out what customers experiences have been with various water levelers.
A well designed water leveler can save a lot of time, money, worry and possible heartache if it is a good product, or if not, your worst nightmare. So check out the possibility of investing in a water leveler, but be sure and do your homework. If you are thinking to design a pond or pool, include a dependable automatic water leveling system.
Douglas C. Hoover; CEO of Aquamedia Corp, Master Waterfall Builder, architect, engineer, freelance writer, author, designer & builder of over 2,000 waterfall and ponds in CA (30 years). Author of “Waterfall and Pond Construction Manual,” was $49.00 in bookstores, but for a limited time only $14.95 available as a downloadable e-book. Also “The Ultimate Training Course” has been reduced from $149 to only $39.95. Invented the AquaFill electronic water level control system for ponds, pools, fountains & spas. Water Leveler