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Pro Clear Advantage
Tropical Marine

Fitting your Pro Clear Advantage

Fitting the unit could not be easier. The unit is connected into the water circulation system as shown below and connected to a mains electricity supply in the same way as fitting a plug.

The unit is designed to be positioned either on its base on a flat surface, or attached horizontally to a vertical surface using the brackets provided, and is supplied with dual inlet/outlet fittings allowing the unit to be fitted in the most convenient position available

Mounting on a horizontal surface

If the unit is to be mounted on a flat surface the supplied blanking caps should be screwed into the two lower inlets/outlets as shown in the diagram below.

The two universal hose tails should then be screwed into the other inlet/outlet at either end of the unit. Hose tails should be tightened using hand pressure only. The blanking caps should be inserted and also only tightened by hand . Ensure that the O rings are in position before assembling. Do not use jointing compound or PTFE tape. Please note that there is no correct flow direction through the unit. Either end of the unit may be used as the inlet or outlet. However, the flow must be from one end of the unit to the other to ensure correct operation, and the two blanking caps should be fitted to the inlet and outlet not being used.

Mounting on a vertical wall

The unit may be mounted horizontally onto a vertical wall using the mounting brackets included (see diagram below). The 8 screws provided are suitable for fixing the brackets to a wooden surface. You should ensure that the unit is the correct way round with the wall spacers positioned at the back of the unit so that the unit sits securely. The water connections may be made in either of the inlets/outlets on the bottom of the unit, the ends of the unit, or a combination of both (see below). Please note that there is no correct flow direction through the unit. Either end of the unit may be used as the inlet or outlet. However, the flow must be from one end of the unit to the other to ensure correct operation, and the two blanking caps should be fitted to the inlet and outlet not being used. Hose tails should be tightened using hand pressure only. The blanking caps should be inserted and also only tightened by hand. Ensure that the O rings are in position before assembling. Do not use jointing compound or PTFE tape.

    1.    Mark the wall through the brackets then fix with (8) 1 screws.
    2.    Vertical wooden wall or fence

Connection to the water supply

1.   Using flexible hose

The Pro Clear Advantage unit is supplied with two universal hosetails to take 1, 114 and 112 diameter flexible hose. If you are using one of the two larger sizes, the smaller sections of the hose tails must be cut off to ensure sufficient water flow and prevent possible damage to the pump. We recommend that you use the largest diameter hose available. The hose tails should be trimmed away from the unit as shown in the diagram below. Using a hacksaw, carefully cut off the excess hose tail, ensuring that the sections are cut off at the second ridge and that the cut follows the line of the ridge.

Once the hose tails have been trimmed, attach them to the unit as described above. Secure the hosepipe to the hose tail with a stainless steel hose clip. The hose tails supplied are made from a translucent material which will glow when the unit is operating correctly.

2.   Using rigid pipe

The unit may also be rigid plumbed by the use of an adapter (not supplied). The inlets and outlets of the unit are 112 BSP thread and an adapter or union (112 male thread to female plain) to suit your pipework should be obtained from your nearest supplier of plumbing fittings.

System pressure

The unit has been designed for use with all types of domestic garden pump (working pressure not to exceed 10psi). Advice should be sought from your dealer if the unit is to be subjected to abnormal conditions.

Connection to the electricity supply

Mains electrical cable is not supplied with the unit. Therefore the user will need to purchase a suitable length of 3-core live/neutral/earth cable (0.75mm2). Remove the lid by unscrewing the four screws on either side of the Pro Clear Advantage unit. Feed one end of the cable through the cable clamp and connect to the junction block as shown below. The remaining cable should be fed out of the unit via the cable channel in the main body. Replace the lid and fasten the screws.

The other end of the cable should be connected to a suitable electricity supply. We strongly recommend the use of an Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker (ELCB). To allow easy removal of the unit from the garden during winter months, a waterproof plug and socket should be used between the unit and any permanent cable installation.

The electrical cable should be adequately protected to prevent any damage. If in doubt consult a qualified electrician.

Internal fuse replacement

Always isolate the unit from the mains supply before undertaking any maintenance. All units use a 3-amp fuse. Never use a larger rated fuse.

Easy to use

Pro Clear Advantage units require virtually no maintenance and use unique translucent hose connectors which glow to show that the UV lamp is working.

Routine Maintenance

The UV lamp inside the Pro Clear Advantage unit has a usable life of approximately 7000 hours. As green water is only usually a problem during spring and summer, the lamp only needs to be replaced once a year in the spring.

It is essential that the unit is protected from frost during the winter months, or disconnected from water and electricity supplies and stored indoors. During the sp ring and summer season, the quartz sleeve, which separates the UV lamp from the water passing through the unit, will need to be cleaned two or three times . This is essential, as dirt building up on the quartz sleeve will inhibit the penetration of the ultraviolet light into the water and effect the efficient working of the unit.

Lamp replacement and quartz cleaning

Always isolate the unit from the electricity and water supplies before carrying out any maintenance on the unit.

Peel back the rubber end caps from either end of the unit and carefully pull off the white plastic electrical end caps. Carefully slide the lamp out of the unit. Next, unscrew the two compression fittings located at either end of the main body and slide off the two O rings from either end of the quartz sleeve (see diagram).

  1. Rubber end cap covering white electrical end cap
  2. Compression fitting
  3. O ring
  4. UV lamp
  5. Quartz sleeve

Carefully slide out the quartz sleeve. Clean the sleeve and polish with a soft cloth or paper towel. If you live in a hard water area there may be some lime scale on the quartz sleeve. This can be easily removed by soaking the sleeve in a proprietary kettle descaling solution. Failure to remove the lime scale will limit the effectiveness of the UV lamp.

Re-assembly process

Slide the quartz sleeve into the unit. Ensure that you locate the tow O rings carefully on the ends of the quartz sleeve. Failure to do so will result in leaks when the water is turned on. If you are carrying out the annual lamp change, use new O rings. Firmly hand tighten the compression fittings. Replace the lamp or fit a new one. Relocate the white electrical end caps onto the pins of the lamp and slide the rubber end caps over the compression fittings. Reconnect and turn on the water supply, carefully checking for any leaks before switching on the electricity supply.

Environmentally safe

Using ultraviolet light, Pro Clear Advantage Ultraviolet Pond Clarifiers destroy the green single celled water borne algae which make garden ponds murky and unattractive As no chemicals are used, there is no danger of pollution or over treatment of the water and sensitive plant and pond life is not affected.

At the heart of each Pro Clear Advantage unit is an ultraviolet lamp sealed inside a quartz sleeve. As water is pumped through the unit, ultraviolet light from the lamp destroys the algae, leaving the water clear.

Two sizes available

Pro Clear UV30

which is suitable for ponds of up to 6000 imp. gallons (27000 litres) with a maximum flow rate of 3000 imp. gallons (13,500 litres) per hour.

Pro Clear UV55

which is suitable for ponds of up to 10,000 imp. gallons (45,000 litres) with a maximum flow rate of 4,000 imp. gallons (18,000 litres) per hour.

For smaller ponds we recommend our Pond Clear range of UV Pond Clarifiers.

Which size will your pond require?

The main factors which govern the model you will need are pond size, stocking level and the amount of sunlight the pond is subject to. Use the table below to select the correct model for your pond. If in doubt, ask your dealer or phone the technical advice number overleaf.

Free technical advice

As a service to our customers, Tropical Marine Centre offers free technical advice on Pro Clear Advantage products.

Simply call 01923 284151 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Thursday and between 9am and 2pm on Fridays.

The reliable aquatics supplier Tropical Marine Centre has been established for over 27 years and pioneered the development of ultraviolet water clarifying equipment.

Pro Clear Advantage products are designed for reliability and a long working life. Spare parts and replacement lamps are always readily available.

Multi-lingual information

Information and instruction leaflets on the Pro Clear Advantage units are available in English, French, German, Dutch and Italian. A German version of the Pro Clear Advantage unit and packaging is also available.

Important Safety Information - Please read carefully

  • Never look directly at an illuminated UV lamp.
  • Do not run the unit dry.
  • Always isolate the unit from the mains electricity and turn off the water supply before carrying out any maintenance.

We strongly recommend the use of an Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker (ELCB).

  • This unit must be earthed.
  • Never use a fuse larger than 3 amps.
  • Rating: 220-240v. 50Hz. UV30-30 watt/UV55 - 55 watt. Class 1 IP44.
  • The unit must not be submerged in water
  • Do not cover the unit.
  • If the quartz sleeve is broken or cracked it must be replaced immediately to prevent leaks.
  • The unit must be either fully frost protected or taken inside during the winter months.

Product Information

  • The units are manufactured and conform to BS EN 60598
  • The units conform to the low voltage directive (safety) CEE 73 23.
  • The units conform to the EMC directive CEE 89 336
  • The units are CE approved
  • Accessories and Spare Parts

All parts in our Pro Clear Advantage units are individually replaceable and we supply a full range of spares including replacement UV lamps, quartz sleeves, hose tails and O Rings.