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Arctic Cove

Model EVC500

Internet #204768010

Store SKU #1000033575

500 CFM 3 Speed Portable Evaporative Cooler for 350 sq. ft.

$229.00 /each

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The Arctic Cove 500 CFM Evaporative Cooler can cool in the hottest conditions. This unit can be used as an evaporative cooler or even a fan. This unit can cool larger rooms through passing the air through water. For maximum cooling experience, this unit can easily be transported from room to room.

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Can this be used outside.

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Yucca, AZ
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July 18, 2016
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It is designed to help cool a 350sqft room. I have not tried to use mine outside but don't see why you couldn't use it outside as long as you have it blowing directly on you or to provide a stream of cool air you can step into to cool down.
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June 7, 2016
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As long as it's not raining, sure. I'd keep it out of the sun, and it will only cool you if it's blowing right on you. It would probably help cool an average garage.
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Lakewood, Colorado
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July 25, 2015
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Because of its portability, you could use it outside such as on a patio, by a swimming pool, etc.
But, outside is considered infinite space to your cooler. The only way this would benefit you is if
you had the unit standing right next to you and blowing directly on you. This will keep YOU cool
but that is it. It wont help anyone else in your vicinity. Just think of it as a super cool fan blowing
on you.
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Because of its portability, you could use it outside such as on a patio, by a swimming pool, etc.
But, outside is considered infinite space to your cooler. The only way this would benefit you is if
you had the unit standing right next to you and blowing directly on you. This will keep YOU cool
but that is it. It wont help anyone else in your vicinity. Just think of it as a super cool fan blowing
on you. Make sure you read the safety instructions for outdoor use on the machine.
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June 19, 2015
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The Artic Cove 500 CFM 3 Speed Portable Evaporative Cooler is for indoor use only.
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How long do you have tell refil water or ice ?

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June 7, 2016
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It goes thru ice cubes pretty fast. But the water seems to last quite a while. I've run it all afternoon and haven't had to fill it yet. The nice thing is, if it does run out of water, it'll shut the pump off by itself.
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To refill the water reservoir with 4 gals of water just takes 3 or 4 minutes. But to add ice to the reservoir is another story. The opening is only 4in square so there is no way you can just pour a 10lb bag of ince into the unit. You have to use a smaller container like a plastic cup to scoop the ice out of the bag and then pour it through the reservoir opening, it takes me about 10 min to compete the Read More
To refill the water reservoir with 4 gals of water just takes 3 or 4 minutes. But to add ice to the reservoir is another story. The opening is only 4in square so there is no way you can just pour a 10lb bag of ince into the unit. You have to use a smaller container like a plastic cup to scoop the ice out of the bag and then pour it through the reservoir opening, it takes me about 10 min to compete the task.
Now the unasked question, how long does the ice last so you get cooled air, about 15 min if you put a 10lb bag of ice in the reservoir. There is no insulation so it melts fairly fast. Read Less
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July 31, 2015
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Hello JKBS,
The cooler will sound a low water alarm when the level starts getting low. In the event that water is not added the cooler will shut off the pump to prevent damage. I hope this helps.
Cheers,
Chris
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My cooler doesn't pump water. Do I need to replace the pump? Sounds like it comes on but no water in the top reservoir.

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After you fill the unit with water and press the cool button be sure the control in the reservoir is set to the proper option, there are only two options so choose one option and wait a minute. If no water is flowing into the reservoir just twist the dial to the other setting. Also be sure you have removed all the packing and tape.
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On the top of the cooler there is a large lid that lifts open very easy. You will find an assembly that has a knob. Make sure the knob is turned to the max position as this will insure that water flows out and drains properly down on to the pad. The book that came with the unit will show what the valve looks like.
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Mine stopped blowing air and it only like 3 years old. So how long do they last?

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August 28, 2016
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Hello, Rio. The life of the cooler depends on usage. We would be happy to troubleshoot with you by phone at 1-877-297-8911.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 23 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by I can understand some of the low ratings The main reason I would not recommend this unit is that there is no fill indicator and no way to accurately tell when the tank is low. It has a low water alarm that apparently beeps once and you have to be lucky to hear it. The rate it uses water is a function of your settings, the humidity level, and air temperatures. So it uses water at different rates. It can use up 4 gallons in just a few hours and then shut off. You also cannot tell if you are overfilling. You want a unit that has a fill indicator if they exist. Another complaint is that the owner's manual is very cryptic and the troubleshooting section is worthless. June 22, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 500 CFM 3 Speed Portable Evaporative Cooler for 350 sq. ft. Does what I want it to do, works great in my enclosed patio. July 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Artic Cove cooler Works good for a bedroom. Works best with cold water and ice. Really loud , can't hear the TV at all. June 28, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointing It is a nice looking product and it is easy to use. But 1) it has four small plastic casters which work fine as long as there is no water in the cooler and your not on carpet then the casters as just to small to work properly. 2) The small door on the side of the cooler is large enough to pour a gallon of water into the unit but not large enough to pour a bag of ice into the reservoir, which is the only way you actually get cooled air. Nor is the water flow opening large enough to hold more than an ice cub tray of ice cubs. 3) As far as cooling area, maybe 100 sqft. If there was just some way to place a 10lb bag or block of ice in the unit it would do a lot better job. The small little 4in square access door where you pour in the water is just not conducive for adding ice to the unit accept in very small amounts. June 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very reliable and efficient We used this cooler all of last summer and we are very pleased with its cooling. I believe one of the major problems is the cooler lines clogging up with water residue from bacteria and algae or similar and therefor like all other coolers should be fed with an antibacterial agent. We will definitely buy a second Arctic Cove 500 this year. May 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Cooler for decent size room Bought this cooler to replace a BonAir cooler who's pump motor was dying and too loud. Had intended to buy the 700CFM model, but they were all out and there was only ONE 500CFM unit left, so I grabbed it. MUCH sturdier unit compared to the BonAir. And a little more compact, despite it's dimensions. This unit has a much better air flow throughput than the one it's replacing. It puts out more air on LOW than the old unit did on HI. And I like the oscillating louvers that you can let sweep the room, or stop it with the remote control when it's pointed right at you for that "Ahhhhhhh......" moment. It holds five gallons of water, which lasts quite a while apparently. If it does run out of water and you're not there, it sounds a brief alarm and turns off the water pump leaving the fan running. As I said, it moves a good deal of air, even on LOW. And the sound level isn't too bad. You can easily listen to TV with it sitting next to you. Turning up the fan speed increases the sound level, but it doesn't seem to increase the amount of air flow as much as the sound would indicate. Low speed works in our room. The fan is an efficient "squirrel cage" design so it's fairly quiet. Rolls easily even with water in it. And it has an unusual feature: An Ice Chamber. On top of the unit is a plastic lid/door where you find the Water Control knob. (You want it FULL ON anyway) The water from the pump flows through this area so as to distribute the water to flow down over the cooling pad/filter. You can dump ice cubes into this area to cool the water before it goes to the cooling pad for greater cooling effect. Does seem to work, but the ice melts fast. You'll need a lot of ice on hand if you want to keep it full. But the normal cooling operation seems to work fine by itself. Definitely cools our little room. The ONLY thing I can gripe about is the fact that there is NO external indicator of any kind that tells you what the water level is. I found that odd. Still, I'd recommend this unit if you're looking to cool a small to medium size room. Will it cool as well as A/C? No. But then, no Evap Cooler can. This does what it does well. June 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Waste of Money We live in Boulder, Colorado where humidity is extremely low and summers can get relatively hot. Our little 600 sqft apartment is on the top floor and reaches almost 90 degrees during the day (bleh!) and 85 at night. I bought this machine earlier in the year to replace an old evaporative cooler that worked like a charm. Running this monster on high (even with the ice adding feature) barely cools one 250 sqft room down to 80 degrees, which is not fun to sleep in. Not only does it not cool, but it is too frickin' loud and looks like a scary robot. Pretty bummed that we wont be able to return this $250 purchase. I highly, highly recommend not purchasing this product. August 1, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Works but not well enough This works. It actually will blow in cooler air then the room temperature but it is not an AC unit nor should it be looked at as a "portable swamp cooler." It is ok for sleeping in a hot room and having it blow directly on you. You will cool a bit, but everyone else in the room will still be warm. For the price point of this product it isn't really that great a value. You are better off getting a window AC unit. Cheaper, will give you enough cooling power to cool a room rather than a person. If you have horizontal sliding windows check out youtube for ways to jury rig your window AC unit to work with those windows. June 26, 2015
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