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Title: The Importance of Pond Pumps

The Importance of Pond Pumps
Pond pump is an essential part of any outdoor
  • It provides much needed circulation to keep water
    fresh, properly oxygenated and healthy.
  • Pond pumps can also be used to create attractive
    water features such as waterfalls or fountains.
  • Brings life and movement to your pond, adding to
    its beauty as well as its health.
  • Pumps come in various sizes and have a range of
    functions. While some include filters to reduce
    biological contaminants others may incorporate UV
    filters to further improve the water quality.
  • Water pumps are essential for ponds stocked with
    fish, especially in warmer months when they help
    to maintain higher levels of oxygen in the water.
Kinds of Pumps
  • Basic pond pumps
  • Larger general-purpose pumps
  • Solar powered pumps
  • Waterfall pumps
  • Submersible pumps
Basic Pond Pumps
  • typically used to power small water features,
    fountains or ornaments and are usually not
    suitable for use in large ponds or those with fish
Larger General-purpose Pumps
  • Larger general-purpose pumps are designed for use
    with medium sized ponds.
  • They are also a good choice to power larger
    waterfalls or fountains.
  • These pumps will often have a filter to remove
    plant material from a pond while preventing
    damage to the pump.
Solar Powered Pumps
  • Solar powered pumps are becoming more and more
    popular because they are more economical to
  • Most of these pumps however require connection to
    a power supply. It is strongly recommended that
    pond owners wishing to install a solar powered
    pump consult an electrician.
Waterfall Pumps
  • Waterfall pumps are designed specifically for
    waterfall features and are unable to power
  • These pumps are usually designed to operate
    constantly. This makes them ideal for keeping the
    levels of oxygen high in ponds stocked with fish.
Submersible Pumps
  • Submersible pumps are intended for use under
    water. In order to provide the best circulation,
    a submersible pump should be positioned in the
    deepest part of the pond. Be sure the pump is
    easy to retrieve in case you need to access it
    for maintenance. While many pond owners without
    fish may choose to remove their submersible pumps
    over winter, those with fish should keep the pump
    running. Adding a pond heater can help prevent
    the pond and pump from freezing.
Selecting a Pump
  • consider the size of your pond and whether or not
    it includes fish.
  • Larger ponds and those with fish require pumps
    that operate continuously and are capable of
    circulating the entire volume of the pond every
    hour or two.
  • If your pond also includes a waterfall or
    fountain, buying a separate pump to power these
    features will allow you to switch them off
    without interrupting the filtering and aeration
    of the pond.
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