stock a wide variety of pumps for every application----from a 65gph for
tabletop fountains to a 10,000gph for waterfalls. We can advise you on
what will produce the kind of water flow desired. Not all pumps are
designed the same way. We sell products that we have used and have
been proven. We also have replacement parts for of the pumps we sell,
and we service pumps sold by us.
When deciding on what type of pump you need, you must consider several
things. In a pond, the pump is usually working in combination with
your filter, unless you are just looking for a pump to run statuary
fountains. The major difference is that a statuary pump should have a
pre-filter, so that you your fountain does not clog up. A pump that
works with a filter (external filters is what we recommend), should handle
heavy solids, so that the dirt at the bottom of the pond is sucked up and
goes into your filter. Statuary pumps should not sit at the very
bottom of the pond, as the pre-filters will need to be cleaned more often.
Filtration pumps should sit at the deepest level of the pond so it can
effectively clean the pond.
Statuary Type Pump
When deciding on the
strength of the pump necessary to achieve its purpose, you need to know the
volume of gallons in the pond and the distance the pump has to push the
water. With a statuary pump the volume of water is not really
important. The height of the statue and the size of the tubing is what
matters most. Remember that for every 3 ft of height the water has to
be pumped, the flow is reduced by about 35% or more. The rate of flow
marked on a pump is the rate of water flow coming directly out of the pump.
It is always wiser to go with more flow than less, as you always reduce the
flow. You can never increase the flow!
You should also be
concerned with energy efficient pumps. Some types, particularly those
used in skimmers, are definitely energy guzzlers and, in many cases, you may
choose to run these only when you're outside enjoying your pond, running an
energy saving secondary pump the rest of the time! With the technology
today, there are many energy efficient pumps on the market, and you will
find them at our store.
application, we can help you find the pump that will work for you!
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