Choosing Pond Pumps
Published: Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:45:42
By: Michael Oleksak
Essentially, there are two different pump options you can choose from: an external pump for a waterfall (aquafall) or a submersible pump. Your choice will likely depend on whether you prefer the soothing sound and look of a waterfall and your budget.
Choosing the right water pump for your pond can make all of the difference in the world. Just because a pump may cost less to buy, it is not always the way to go.
The most important thing to remember is the electrical usage when looking for a water pump for your pond.
In order to maintain a healthy environment for your Koi pond or water garden, you MUST run your water pump through your filter 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
When shopping for a pump, you will need to get the right size for your pond. Pumps are measured according to their pumping capacity, either in gallons per hour (GPH) or gallons per minute (GPM).
Your pump should be able to pump at least half of the pond's water volume per hour.
If you happen to have a very high waterfall, it might be wise to have separate pumps for the waterfall and filter. This is because you will require more power for the waterfall, but the same pump might be too powerful for the filter.Description: The right water pump for your pond is very important. Just because a pump may cost less to buy, it may not always be the way to go! Read more
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