Pond pumps not only circulate water through the pond for visual effects such as water falls, they also help oxygenate the water. Filters are also essential in maintaining pond health. Pumps can be either submersible or external, both have advantages depending on the pond design and the application.
The important factor when buying a pond pump is to correctly estimate the flow rate required, and this will be influenced by a number of factors.
- Distance the water needs to be pumped.
- Height the water needs to be pumped.
- Filters on the line that increase friction.
- The size of the spillway or outlet and the amount of water to make this aesthetically pleasing.
Pond pumps, filters, liners, lights, and waterfalls are all elements that can be added to the garden pond, some essential and some ‘optional extras’ . Solar pond pumps and other accessories are all part of the perfect pond. Before purchasing an pond pump or filter remember to take into account pond size, pumping requirements for fountains, streams and waterfalls, pond cleaning needs along with special requirements for fish.
Selecting a Pond Pump
Pond pumps are designed to provide water movement which will keep a pond healthy as well as to power fountains and water falls. Most are submersible, some are low voltage, some solar and some mains power. From a small trickling flow, to a rushing waterfall, you can easily find a pump to suit your needs.
Determine the following before you set out to buy a pond pump
- Head (how high you will need to pump the water)
- Flow Rate (how many litres per hour you need to pumped)
- Access to power source
- Filter type (pressure filter, in pond filter or gravity type filter)
Can you find cheap pond pumps, yes, many shops sell very cheap pumps and filters, but you get what pay for, if you want it to be along term investment, long lasting and with little maintenance, buy the best you can afford.
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Pond pumps are used to circulate water and provide the oxygen needed to keep the pond healthy, water needs to circulated every 2 hours in most ponds in small shallow ponds more frequently.
Inlet and outlet for ponds should be at opposite ends of the pond to provide the best water flow.