Outdoor Water Solutions acquires Air-O-Lator

Deal expands professional pond and lake product lines.

Outdoor Water Solutions has acquired Air-O-Lator, a water and wastewater equipment manufacturing company located in Kansas City, Missouri.


Started in 2005, Outdoor Water Solutions, is a pond and lake equipment manufacturing company located in Springdale, Arkansas, that provides high-quality products to the industry. The Outdoor Water Solutions product line includes electric and solar bottom diffused aerators, electric and solar display fountains, microbes, dyes, docks, and more.

Founded in 1961, Air-O-Lator offers display and aerating fountains, surface aerators, de-icers, aspirators and submersible mixers.


“This new combined company will offer one of the broadest product lines available in the professional pond and lake industry,” Outdoor Water Solutions President and CEO John Redd said. “The brand Air-O-Lator is known for its high quality, dependability and ease of service.”


Roy Watkins, formerly President of Air-O-Lator, will continue as general manager and operate the Kansas City location. “Roy’s knowledge of their products and the industry is invaluable given his 42 years with Air-O-Lator,” Redd said. “He has been instrumental in developing products known for their outstanding performance and dependability.”

Roy added, “I feel this is a win-win situation for everyone. With Air-O-Lator’s 60 years of manufacturing experience in the water and wastewater industry and with the outstanding products and customer service of Outdoor Water Solutions, our customers are in good hands moving forward.”