Pond water pumps play a significant role in providing much needed circulation for keeping your water fresh, healthy and thoroughly oxygenated. Aside from providing all these benefits, pond water pumps also help in creating more attractive water features. Whether it is a fountain, a waterfall, or gentle rippling effect, bringing movement and life to your favourite pond can add to its health as well as inherent beauty.
Pumps are available in different and are capable of a wide range of functions-some of them are equipped with filters for reducing biological contaminants and others; include UV filters for improving the quality of water. Pond water pumps are also helpful in keeping a fish stock, especially in the warm weather when they help in maintaining high oxygen levels.
Types of pond water pumps, their location and fitting:
1. Basic pond water pumps best for powering fountains, small water features or ornaments. They are not suitable for large ponds, especially the ones that contain fish. Basic pond water pumps are also available on the market for mid and large sized ponds and are best for various types of fountains and waterfalls. Waterfall pumps are best for various waterfall features, and won't work for fountains. These pumps are sturdy and operate continuously and keep the level of oxygen high in ponds that contain fish.
2. Choosing a pond pump will ultimately depend on the type of pond you have. Basic pond water pumps will do well for simple water features. If you are interested in keeping the pond fish healthy, you should operate a pump on 24/7 basis. Aside from that, pump should be able to pump the full volume of water in your pond after every two or three hours. If you would want to install a fountain in your pond, many experts recommend two separate pond pumps, as you can switch one pump without stopping the aeration or filtering of pond water.
3. Wide range of pond owners uses submersible pumps, which are often installed inside the pond. Mostly, a pond pump is fitted in a way to create better water circulation, therefore, should be placed as deep as is possible in the water to maintain the flow of cool water. However, is should be positioned in a way that it can be easily reached for maintenance and repairs. Some owners remove their pond water pumps in winters, but all those who keep fish often keep them pumping running. In such cases, it is better to position it near the surface to keep the water flow moving on the surface and avoid freezing. You should relocate or remove the pump in a way so that it does not damage the pond liner.
Though you may find many pond water pumps that are equipped with solar power panels, but the majority of pumps still needs electricity connection for operation. If you are not sure about this, you should consult an electrician. The pond water pump should be equipped with trip switch at the consumer unit. In case of any fault, this switch will automatically cut off your pump supply.