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Scott Aerator DA-20 Display Aerator Review

Scott Aerator DA-20 Display Aerator Review

Today we're reviewing the popular Scott Aerator DA-20 display aerator. A pond on your property can be outfitted with a display fountain aerator such as this one. A fountain aerator isn’t only a great way to add oxygen to your water but it also adds visual beauty.

Aerating your pond can be beneficial for its water quality and the marine and plant life living there, but you can also reduce the amount of surface algae that you have present when you use a fountain such as this.

Units such as this Scott Aerator DA-20 can often improve water quality and increase oxygen levels in as little as a few hours once you have everything up and running.

This Scott Aerator DA-20 Display Aerator review will take a look at the different features available through this pond aerator fountain.

Some of the Benefits of a Scott Aerator DA-20 Display Aerator

With an optimal flow rate, you’ll notice that algae are more appropriately moved from the surface of your pond. This helps to keep your pond water much cleaner and clearer. The aeration process that occurs as the fountain water comes back down onto the surface of the water will add oxygen to the entire pond. This helps keep any fish and plant life that you have in your pond healthier than before.

Having optimal amounts of oxygen in your water will also help to break down the decay and debris that you have accumulating at the bottom. Every pond owner knows how frustrating a pond full of muck can be. That’s why a Scott DA-20 could be a smart investment for your property.

Construction of the Scott Aerator DA-20

Scott Aerator DA-20 Display Fountain Aerator with White Background

The motor is made using durable stainless steel and is oil free and can be completely submerged under the water. You don’t have to worry about any maintenance or a control box setup. The oil-free design also makes it very eco-friendly. You can leave this product in the water throughout the entire year.

The Scott Aerator DA-20 and Freezing Temperature

You don’t need to worry about storage in the winter months, which removes the need for installing it again and again each spring. Even if your temperatures dip well below freezing where you live, you will just turn it off during the winter months and back on come spring.

Installing the Scott Aerator DA-20

The DA-20 fountain aerator is designed to float on the surface of your pond without the need for any involved installation or lengthy steps. You can complete the setup process entirely on your own using the thorough instructions included. In most cases, you can have your DA-20 display aerator set up in under an hour.

Scott Aerator DA-20 Display Fountain Aerator

All that’s required for setup is two anchoring ropes as well as weights or tethers (not included). It is recommended that you use two 30-pound weighted objects to tether you’re your unit. You also need to have a GFCI setup present. You can use your aerating fountain in both fresh and saltwater bodies of water.

Scott Aerator DA-20 Model Options

The version of this display aerator that you choose to purchase will really depend on the size of your pond and how deep it is. The amount of water that you’re trying to aerate will affect the need for horsepower. Typically it is recommended 1 to 1.5 horsepower per surface acre.

The Scott Aerator DA-20 display aerator is available in several different models as shown below:

The DA-20 comes with 70 feet of submersible power cable and you can choose a longer length if needed for an additional cost.

Scott Aerator DA-20 Display Aerator Pros and Cons


  • Five-year motor warranty from the manufacturer
  • No maintenance required
  • Easy to install using the provided instructions.
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • This fountain aerator provides amazing aesthetics thanks to the cascading, trumpet-shaped spray pattern that the fountain creates.
  • Optimal flow rate for adequate aeration and improved water circulation.
  • An optional addition is a two or four light set that can be installed onto your fountain for increased aesthetics.
  • Can be ran for 24 hours at a time.
  • Appropriate for commercial and residential use.
  • Designed to be used in fresh or salt water


  • Only one spray pattern
  • Mooring lines not included
  • You must unplug the power source if you are going to have anybody swimming in the water.
Scott Aerator DA-20 Display Aerator

What People are Saying about the Scott Aerator DA-20

Turning to the reviews that are online for this product, there are a lot of happy customers that are using this fountain aerator on their property. People expressed that their units have lasted for many years without the need for inconvenient maintenance or repairs.

A beneficial recommendation is running the aerator full-time until the surface algae is under control. After that point, you can change the frequency of your run time by plugging into a timer or just unplugging it. You can run it for a few hours per day to keep up with clearer water and better oxygenation.


The plants and marine life living in your pond need adequate oxygen in order to survive and thrive. Just as we need oxygen to breathe, your pond requires the same.

Natural rainfall can help aerate your water, but this is often not enough to keep your pond looking its best. You need that extra agitation from an aerator to get the job done. Not to mention, a fountain is great for aesthetics.

Thank you for taking the time to read our Scott Aerator DA-20 review and we hope you've gained some insightful information. If you have any questions feel free to call us at 800-242-6952.

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