Otterbine Barebo Inc.

Otterbine Barebo Inc.

Otterbine Barebo Inc.

Otterbine aerating fountains & industrial aerators help give nature a boost by treating the causes of poor water quality. Otterbine has adopted disciplines from wastewater engineering and lake management experts to produce highly effective aeration systems and offer beautiful fountain-like spray patterns.

Company details

3840 Main Road East , Emmaus , Pennsylvania 18049-9579 USA
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Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Water Aeration and Mixing
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Otterbine aerators and fountains are ideal for virtually any application!

Reducing algae and foul odors, our aerators improve your water quality and are backed by a 5-year warranty to insure that they get the job done. Whether it's the pond in your backyard, irrigation pond on a golf course or farm, detention pond in your community - anywhere you are looking to improve your water quality and perhaps create some aesthetic appeal we have a solution for you!

Otterbine is the only manufacturer of lake and pond products that goes to the extremes of having its aerating fountains, industrial aerators, fountains and lighting systems safety tested and approved as a complete package. Other manufacturers only list their components. Otterbine has the unit, cable and Power Control Center safety-tested and approved by ETL, and ETL-C, units are CE approved. This commitment to safety offers you the security of knowing that you can trust your equipment while it is running in the water.

Water quality management is a matter of pride at Otterbine Barebo. Family owned and operated, Otterbine has been leading the world in pond and lake management for more than 50 years. Our goal is to continue to develop the most natural, energy-efficient, versatile, technologically advanced and easy-to-use methods of treating water quality problems. Our approach is scientific, and our dedicated team of engineers continually seeks to improve and refine our existing products and explore new possibilities in aeration.

Sixty years ago Otterbine pond and lake aeration systems were only available in wastewater treatment and commercial fish farms. In 1980 when Chuck and Terry Barebo purchased the Otterbine line they recognized that the need for clean water went beyond industrial applications to include areas such as; golf courses, parks, commercial complexes and any area where people and water connected. With this awareness, they purchased the Otterbine product line and the journey began of providing high quality aeration systems, aerating fountains and underwater lighting to these markets. The Barebo family tradition and commitment of providing superior products has strengthened over the years as the second generation of Barebo’s evolved into the business and made a name for Otterbine products through a worldwide distribution and service network. Otterbine Barebo, Inc. is recognized as the industry leader in the manufacturing of aerating fountains and pond aeration systems, and they are proud that the Barebo family name goes on every product that is sold.

From conception throughout the lifecycle of our products we implement rigorous performance and safety testing to insure that we deliver high quality, efficient and reliable products to market, and we support this with the industry’s strongest and most inclusive warranties. Our dedication extends beyond our products to our customers with a dedicated team of employees that provide 24-hour design turn around and customer service standards that require all questions be answered within one business day.  

Otterbine Barebo, Inc. also leads the industry by sponsoring educational sessions and actively participating in conservation programs both nationally and worldwide. The Barebo family’s continued devotion to serving the needs of  business partners, customers and the environment is evident in the exceptional products and services they provide. Otterbine Barebo, Inc. delivers effective, natural solutions that improve water quality so that it can be enjoyed for generations to come.

From concept, throughout the lifecycle of our products we implement rigorous performance and safety testing to insure that we deliver the highest quality, efficient and reliable product to market, and support this with the industry’s strongest and most inclusive warranties on our aeration and fountain systems.

Performance Testing

We expect every aerator we build to prove its character. That’s why we put them to the test to guarantee the reliability and trouble-free operation you demand. Offering the strongest and most comprehensive warranties, Otterbine systems continue to be the industry’s leading aeration system for over 60 years.

Tried, trusted and independently tested, Otterbine is the only manufacturer to go to the extremes of having all their aeration equipment tested for optimal performance; making them the best solution for managing the water quality of all types of waterways while creating healthy and natural aquatic habitats. To learn more about our impressive oxygen transfer and pumping rates, copies of the test results are available below.

Safety Testing

Otterbine is the only manufacturer of lake and pond products that goes to the extremes of having its aerating fountains, industrial aerators, fountains and lighting systems safety tested and approved as a complete package, while other manufacturers only list their components. Otterbine has the unit, cable and power control center safety-tested and approved by ETL, and ETL-C, while most products for the European Union are also tested, approved and carry a 3rd party, independent CE mark. This commitment to safety offers you the security of knowing that you can trust your equipment while it is running in the water.

As stewards of the environment, Otterbine Barebo, Inc. strives to sustain our natural resources for future generations. As demand for water increases exponentially, it’s more important than ever for us to be environmentally conscious and do what we can to aid in water conservation and the treatment of earth’s most valuable asset, water.

Oceans and natural lakes thrive and live because they have mass circulation that allows them to transfer oxygen into their systems. This circulation and oxygen transfer have allowed these bodies of water to stay healthy for centuries. Today, ponds and lakes start out fresh and clean, but as man impacts the environment, the life cycle is diminished. Poorly maintained lakes that have become our trash basins complete with aquatic weeds and algae, can evolve into marshlands in less than a decade.

The problem we all face is that, unless properly managed, water can easily change from a sparkling asset that attracts people, into a foul-smelling eyesore that is riddled with algae, weeds and debris that may offend people. When you consider that the demand for global water has grown 150% over the last 40 years, the need for effective water management becomes critical if we are to meet the needs of the future. Not only can Otterbine systems effectively recycle water, but they can also enhance the beauty and function of almost any setting.

In addition to our ongoing commitment to the environment, from the products we manufacture, educational sessions we sponsor and active participation in conservation programs both locally and nationally, the Barebo family is devoted to serving the needs of our business partners and customers.

We are the only manufacturer of pond and lake aeration systems that offer a dedicated team of sales and service representatives to provide the utmost level of customer satisfaction and service. From our factory employees to our 350+ distribution and 90+ service centers found worldwide, we strive to have your questions answered within 24 hours.

From the concept stage, throughout the lifecycle of our products we implement rigorous performance and safety testing to insure that we deliver the highest quality, efficient and reliable product to market, and support this with the industry’s strongest and most inclusive warranties on our aeration and fountain systems.

At Otterbine Barebo our goal is to provide exceptional service and deliver a cost effective, natural solution that improves the quality of water in ponds and lakes so they can safely support aquatic habitats, be used for irrigation, and enjoyed recreationally for generations to come.

With populations multiplying at increasing rates, the global demand for clean water is escalating. Often land development creates pollutants that are rich in nutrients containing high levels of phosphorus and nitrogen that rob a pond of oxygen. Low oxygen levels combined with minimal circulation prematurely ages a water body and throws the natural ecosystem off balance. Visible indicators that the pond is suffering from a lack of oxygen are algae, aquatic weeds, insects and foul odors - not only are these conditions unsightly but they can be detrimental if a pond is being used to feed livestock or irrigate crops and turf. These indicators, some of which are seen in this photo, would alert us to the need for implementing a water quality management solution.

The most natural solution is to introduce aeration into a pond or lake and induce oxygen into the water column creating currents that eliminate stagnant water. These currents bring oxygen rich cool water to warm surface water helping to eliminate thermal stratification. Aeration also replenishes the depleted oxygen encouraging the production and longevity of healthy aerobic bacteria that consume excess nutrients and returns the water feature to a healthy and stable ecosystem. Otterbine aeration systems provide many benefits, but most importantly they improve water quality leaving clean, healthy ponds and lakes.