how to select the proper pond pump
Due to the recent outbreak of West Nile virus, stagnant water attracts mosquitoes, which is an annoying phenomenon and is not desirable.
So the most important thing is that you are going to use a pond pump to get your body to cycle.
Pumps are available both for diving and outside (out-of-pond)models.
For smaller ponds (
Up to 1000 gallons of water)
Submersible pump is a more economical and practical choice.
The submersible pump can be placed directly in the pond, and there are relatively few requirements for installation.
They have no distracting noise and can be easily used for drainage for smaller ponds (
If the hose is connected to the output stream).
In the past, the main drawback of the submersible pump was that the pump seal would break and release the coolant into the water.
This is not the case now, however, as the updated pump is magnetic
Drive, no longer need coolant. x93Mag-
Drivenpumps pumps are a little more expensive, but another advantage of them is that they consume less power.
The size of the pump per hour is gallons (GPH)
1 feet output in elevator or height.
The manufacturer usually provides a chart to break down the power of the pump per size based on the incremental height of 1 feet.
It is recommended that you cycle the body\'s water at least once every 2 hours.
So you need to adjust the size of your pump to make sure that its GPH rating is half the volume gallon of your pond.
For example, if you have 1000 gallons of water, you need at least one pump with a 500 GPH.
It\'s a bit tricky to calculate the right pump for the waterfall because you have to estimate the height of the waterfall.
To do this, you must measure the vertical height from the top of the pump to the top of the waterfall.
Also, you have to add another 10 feet height or lift for every 1 feet lbs of water you will be using (
This will allow the volume of resistance loss within the hose).
To calculate the required pump GPH, the general rule of thumb is that an additional 100 GPH is required for every inch of width of the channel.
For example, if your Creek or waterfall overflow dam will be 10 inch wide, you need a pump that produces an excess flow of 1000 GPH at the height of the waterfall.
If you are going to eat fish, your water cycle needs will increase dramatically.
Fish survive by oxygen in the water, so the proper pump of the fish pond must ensure that the extra oxygen is introduced both into the pond and distributed throughout the pond.
The general rule of thumb is that if you plan to raise fish, you have to double your pump GPH.
An example of a pump suitable for fish is the UltraFlo pump in the garden supermarket.
These pumps have an oxygen intake valve and a unique air/water air mixing system that effectively improves the oxygen concentration in the pond.
The advantages of the garden supermarket is:
The drive UltraFlo pump kit contains a sealing unit with a large housing that prevents debris from clogging the water inlet.
The UltraFlo line of the pump starts at 200 GPH and increases to 660 GPH.
All UltraFlo pump kits are equipped with a telescopic riser and splitter and 3 fountain heads.
If you need a more powerful pump, GardenSuperMart also has a range of pump kits that can offer up to 1585 GPH.
All SuperFlo kits are equipped with telescopic riser and splitter, 4 fountain heads and sponge pre-filter.
Optional SuperFlo mechanical and biological filters can also be added to the pump to provide additional water filtration for your fish.
Online stores are available for both SuperFlo and GardenSuperMart premium s UltraFlo pumps, www. buypond. com.
At the end of May 2005, GardenSuperMart will also launch a new MaxFlo waterfall pump that delivers pumping power up to 2780 GPH.
Please keep an eye on further news and details.