Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get a Pentair AES catalog?
You can request a free Master Catalog with any order. The charge without an order is the postage required to mail it out plus a minimum order fee. Or you can download one.
Who can I speak with about back-order items?
Any one of our customer service representatives can assist you in this matter.
Do you match competitors' prices?
Yes. Please read about the Pentair AES Price Match Promise.
What is a Chemical Waiver Form? Why do I need it?
A Chemical Waiver Form is a legal certification required for the purchase of medications and restricted chemicals used in treating ornamental fish. Customers purchasing these restricted chemical items must certify that they will control the use of these chemicals and maintain written documentation. This certificate allows us to continue selling these restricted chemicals.
Why does it state on the website that the product is in stock but now it is out of stock?
Our inventory is constantly moving. It is one of the ways we keep our prices down. Our large commercial customers typically purchase in large volume for their projects.
Can your company acquire products that are not in the catalog or on the website?
Yes. Contact any of our customer service representatives and ask about ordering nonstock items.
What types of payment do you accept?
Major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover), wire transfers, money orders and personal checks.
How long does it take to process a personal check?
Checks are usually processed the same day they are received.
What kinds of discounts are available?
We offer quantity discounts and container pricing.
I need to return an item. Do I need a return authorization number for it?
Yes, please contact our returns department to obtain a return authorization number.
How long does it take to receive credit on return items?
Usually 2 weeks or less.
Are you an authorized repair center? Can I send my D.O. meter to you or do I have to send it to the manufacturer?
We are an authorized repair center for most YSI, Gast and Kasco products. If we cannot repair your item, we will send it to the vendor for repair or replacement.
Do you have local distributors or repair centers in my area?
No, we do not have any other distributors or repair centers.
What does the bench fee include?
The bench fee is for the first hour of our labor.
Can I get reimbursement for a warranty repair performed by a non-authorized repair facility?
Sorry, warranty repairs must be made by an authorized repair center.
Does the warranty period start upon receipt or first use of the item?
Your warranty period starts upon date of invoice.
How long is the warranty on my pump if I have it repaired?
The warranty period covering repairs is 30 days.
If I open the unit up in an attempt to figure out the defect will it void the warranty?
Yes, opening the unit will void the warranty.
The fuse in my heater blew out. Is it under warranty?
No, the fuse is not covered under warranty.
Who provides the warranty on an item?
The manufacturer of the product.
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Not receiving Pentair AES emails?
Certain email spam filters and Internet service providers (ISPs) might have settings that block communication from Pentair AES. If you have trouble receiving our emails, change your email preferences to allow all emails from AquaticEco.com. If the problem persists, contact your ISP for assistance. Remember that you can call us at 877-347-4788 if you need your order-related questions answered immediately.
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Signing In Online
How do I sign in when your website says my email address or password is invalid?
If you haven't ordered from us online before, you need to create a new account first (make sure you have an item in your shopping cart). On the first checkout page, type in the email address you want to use, click on the "I am a new customer" radio button to select it and then click the "Sign In" button to move to the next step in registering where you'll type your name and create a password.
If you have ordered from us online before, then double check that you have entered your email address and password correctly. Passwords are case sensitive, so you have to pay attention to upper and lower case letters. If you have your password saved in a file on your computer, copying and pasting often works best.
I ordered on your website before, but it's been a while. I want to sign in using my old email address, but how do I do that if your website says my password is invalid?
If you had an account on our old website (in use until March 10, 2008), then you can still use the same email address as before, but you'll have to reset your password first by clicking "Forgot your password?" Make sure your email spam filter will allow email from email@example.com. You'll receive an email with a new, randomly generated password that you can change later online if you wish.
Keep in mind that all passwords are case sensitive, so you have to pay attention to upper and lower case letters if you type in your password. Also, if you use an autofill or autocomplete feature in your browser, you must type in or paste your new password once so your browser will save it and automatically use it in the future.
How do I change my password or email address?
Sign in after clicking "My Account" at the top of any webpage on AquaticEco.com, and then click "Change your password" or "Change your email address" to get started.
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Here are some tips for maximizing the quality of your search results on AquaticEco.com:
1. Start general, then get more specific if needed. For example, use a one- or two-word description instead of a list of details. Also, specifications or units of measurement won't work.
2. If searching by part number, search by part number ONLY. No other terms are necessary. And remember, Pentair AES part numbers never have spaces.
3. Type your search term(s) in lowercase letters, even with part numbers. Using all caps may skew your results.
4. Avoid using symbols (~, *, ", etc.). They will cause your search to come up empty.
5. Most manufacturers' part numbers are not on PentairAES.com.
6. The site search cannot locate your order number. For the status of your order, login to My Account.
7. If you're still having trouble finding what you're looking for, call us toll-free at 877-347-4788.
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