How do I get the ClearPod system into my septic tank?
The system can be easily dropped into the first chamber of a typical 2-chambered septic system. The system has a maximum diameter of18” allowing for easy integration with current septic systems which have opening ports ranging from (20 – 24”).
How long will the ClearPod system last?
The ClearPod™ system is designed for robust and reliable operation. The system is designed without any moving parts and the internal fixed-film biological community will regenerate without the addition of additional supplements. By adhering to the ClearPod™ annual servicing we predict the system will operate over extended time periods (> 10 years) without system failure.
How do I check my ClearPod system is working?
Once successfully installed the ClearPod™ system is designed to work over a 12 month period without servicing. To check if your system is continuing to work, 1. listen for the pump, 2. check inside your septic system for air bubbling. If no bubbles are present, check your power source to ensure the pump is working properly.
How much electricity will the ClearPod system use?
The ClearPod™ system uses energy efficient, low power (6 – 11W) pumps, resulting in very low electricity costs ($1 – 3 / month). Typical usage would equate to 8 kWh / month (@ 20c kWh) = $1.60.
How often will I need to pump my septic system when the ClearPod system is installed?
The system should be pumped the same as was previously carried out by the homeowner. We recommend that septic systems are emptied every 2 – 3 years. When pumping the system be sure to move the ClearPodTM unit clear of any pumping equipment used by the on-site technician.
How will the ClearPod system deal with heavy snow?
The ClearPod™ air pump will require a constant supply of air to successfully deliver oxygen to the septic system. In the case of heavy snow fall you will have to either momentarily turn off your system or simply cover the system and allow air delivery to the pump.