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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 3:39 pm    Post subject: The best pond pumps Reply with quote

A short article on pond pump selection, enjoy. Smile

Finding the Best Pond Pumps
By John Francis

Having a backyard pond is a great way to showcase a home's landscaping.
It adds character and fun to a normally wide open space. The pond pump is an essential device when one wants to add moving water to their pond. There are many different styles and types of pond pumps, so it is easy to get confused on how to find the pump that works best for an individuals situation.

Understanding the essential keys about pond pumps is important in finding the best pond pump. Pumps are categorized by the amount of water they pump. This is based on the gallons of water a pump can move in an hour. It also must pump this amount at least one foot or higher for the same amount of time. Pump manufacturers provide easy to use charts that explain each pump and how much water they move. The best pond pump for a certain pond is chosen based upon how much water is in the pond. The water should be turned at least one turn every hour. So essentially a pond with 200 gallons of water needs a 200 gallon per hour pump. That seems too simple, and it is because there are other factors to consider. Anything that could reduce the flow of water such as waterfalls or filters have to be considered. To avoid this issue a person should buy a larger pump than they figured based solely upon the water amount.

The next step in choosing a pump is deciding between submersible and external pumps. Submersible pumps are located in the pond, while external ponds are outside the pond. Submersible pumps are usually favored because they have many great features. They do not produce noise, can be used to drain the pond and are less expensive to use than external pumps. They do, however, pose problems that are not common in external pumps. Submersible pumps often need seals replaced as they wear out easy with the constant water exposure, broken seals can cause a release of gas that can harm pond fish and they cost more to buy.

Pond pumps are a must for a clean and beautiful pond. Finding the best pond pumps can be tricky. With a little knowledge and use of manufactures recommendations the best pump can be found. Pond pumps provide for a well kept and striking pond.
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