Installation and maintenance of the Port-A-Cool® evaporative cooler

Installation of the PORT-A-COOL® unit
The PORT-A-COOL® evaporative is very easy to install, below we explain the measurement you have to take before you can enjoy the coolness of the PORT-A-COOL® evaporative cooler.

Unpacking the PORT-A-COOL® unit
The standard Cyclone, JetStream, 24”, 36” and 48” models are shipped completely assembled and sitting on a plastic pallet with a large cover box strapped over the PORT-A-COOL® unit. The 16” model PORT-A-COOL® units are shipped in an enclosed corrugated box and need only to be removed from the box. 
Connecting the water and electricity
Water can be provided by a watertank (16” model or extra tank) or via the traditional water connection. An European garden hose (exclusive with the PORT-A-COOL®) can be connected constantly to the water connection, water will not enter when the tank is full. Or the machines work several hours on the water inside of the tank. All PORT-A-COOL®s are foreseen of 220volt and CE for the European market.

Placement of the PORT-A-COOL® unit

PORT-A-COOL® unit should be used in well-ventilated areas only.
There are three primary considerations when decidiing where to place the PORT-A-COOL ® unit.
1. Fresh Air Supply – The inlet side of the PORT-A-COOL® unit (pad side) must be placed so as to insure that a smooth, uninterrupted supply of fresh air is available.
2. Air Pattem – The cool air discharged from (fan side) the PORT-A-COOL® unit should have a clear area in which to circulate, being as free of obstructions possible
3. Ventilation (Exhaust) – There should be a defined place in which the air from the PORT-A-COOL® unit can be exhausted from the area being cooled. This is to prevent the PORT-A-COOL® unit from recirculating air that has already been through the cooling process. 

Filling with water
Once the sump tank is full, the float valve will shut off the supply flow. On the 16” filler cart model fill the 80 liter tank reservoir referring to the sight glass on the front of the reservoir for filling amounts. When turning on the pump, the supply of water flow will be restarted. The new JetStream 1600 and 2400 have a tank of 153 and 186 liter, this guarantees the use of the cooler for at least 10 hours without the need to refill the water tank.
Once the sump tank is full, moving the pump swith on the ´ON´ position will turn on the pump. The water will be wetting the cooling pads.

Starting the fan
Starting the fan is as simple as turning on the switch on the desired speed and level of cooling. It is preferred to step slowly to the maximum speed of the machine. When turning off the fan, the pump should be turned off about 15 minutes before the fan, to allow the cooling pads to dry. This will increase the life of the pads. 
Maintenance & storage
a. Daily maintenance
Daily maintenance is really more an oprational consideration than actual maintenance. On a daily basis, the pump should be turned off approximately 15 minutes before the fan is turned off.
b. Weekly maintenance
Once a week it is recommended to shut down the machine to drain the sump tank. Closing the Spray Bar Adjustment Valve and opening the Drain Valve accomplish this. A hose can be attached to the Drain Valve to direct the drained water to a remote disposal area. Once the Drain Valve is open, starting the pump will drain the unit. In a dusty environment the dirt and any remaining water may be vacuumed out ousing a wet/dry shop vacuum and wiped clean with a cloth.
c. Storage
Storage of the PORT-A-COOL® unit is very simple.
1. Drain all the water from the sump tank and clean as above, ensuring that the pads and sump are completely dry.
2. Roll up the electrical power cord and secure it to ensure that it will not be rolled over, tripped over or caught in equipment
3. Cover the PORT-A-COOL® unit completely to prevent dust build-up and store in a dry area.
For further details please contact:
Life’s Cool Europe, s.l.
Diputació, 475, bjs. // 08013-Barcelona
T-93 231 28 10 // Fax – 93 231 14 76

or take a look at the website

Distribution of Port-A-cool products in Switzerland by

Life´s Cool Europe, the master distributor of Port-A-Cool in Europe announces to be very happy with the news that, leader in Swiss HVAC-market will distribute the range of Port-A-Cool portable coolers in Switzerland. is seen as the specialist in cooling and has years of experience of (environmental-friendly) cooling solutions.

Bioclimatiseurs Port A Cool
En complément de sa gamme traditionnel de Bioclimatiseur, intègre une nouvelle ligne de produit. Les bioclimatiseurs Port A Cool. Les bioclimatiseurs Port A Cool n’utilisent pas de fluide réfrigérant comme les appareils de climatisation traditionnels. Les appareils Port A Cool contribuent à préserver l’environnement grâce à un impact inexistant sur l’effet de serre
Grâce à leurs systèmes de filtration, les Port A Cool filtrent les impuretés qui circulent dans l’air. L’air produit par les bioclimatiseurs Port A Cool est donc plus froid mais également plus sain pour la santé. Les bioclimatiseurs Port A Cool abaissent en moyenne de 9 C° la température ambiante.
Découvrez toute la gamme sur la page Port A Cool de notre site Internet

We invite you to take a look at their very informative website and let us know if you have any additional questions. 
Maurice van der Kooij - International Sales Director Life´s Cool Europe 

Beat the heat with Port-A-Cool in sports

With a Port-A-Cool® portable evaporative cooling unit at work, outside activities like sporting events become more comfortable and enjoyable in spite of summer heat or warmer than comfortable conditions.

On the sidelines, on the field, in the gym or anywhere your athletic interests take you, Port-A-Cool® units provide cooling relief so you can enjoy your sport or keep your players refreshed and in the game. Four fan sizes increase the variety of uses for Port-A-Cool® units and the list of uses for this versatile product are virtually endless. Since Port-A-Cool® units require only 110 or 220 volts and tap water to operate, a unit can be placed almost anywhere and moved easily on casters.

Port-A-Cool® cooling units are offered with a variety of options. Although the large sump tank in the bottom of the unit holds 95 liters water in the 48-inch unit, a portable 180-liter water tank, Port-A-Filler, is available for use with all size units for applications where a nearby water source is not available. Or, you may choose the new JetStream-models, with integrated water tank and a heavy duty Port-A-Cool® unit which can provide several days operation without refilling (ten to welve hours per day) and cools approximately between 100 and 200 square meter of unobstructed area. Also, the four casters, mounted to the bottom of all evaporative coolers, are four-inch diameter swivel casters with a plate which allows for upgrades to larger diameter casters, providing ease of movement on different terrain.

Port-A-Cool® units are now being used worldwide in numerous, diverse applications. Many NFL and college teams use Port-A-Cool® units on the sidelines to cool hot, weary players. Port-A-Cool® units can be used effectively in all these applications plus many more because the unit offers features that are pleasing and beneficial to almost everyone. The units are portable, available in four sizes, easy to operate and maintain, environmentally-friendly and operational cost is affordable while providing cooling wherever it is needed.

For more information on Port-A-Cool® evaporative cooling units for Europe call 0034 – 932 312 810 or visit our website For sales outside Europe please contact the manufacturer Port-A-Cool LLC in Center (Texas, USA), by phone 1-800-695-2942 or or by visiting the website Port-A-Cool® units can solve your cooling challenge.