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A Homeowners Pond Pump Selection Guide

February 21, 2020

All preformed or liner ponds have one thing in common, and that is a need for a pond pump to circulate the water. Without a pump the water will be stagnated, which makes an ideal breeding ground for unwanted pests, such as mosquitoes. Homeowners who own backyard constructed ponds need to be certain when it comes to purchasing the right type of pump, though, to provide sufficient water flow to feed the waterfall, if relevant, and filter the water efficiently. If you are in search of a pond pump currently, you should take the time to research into which pump is right for your purposes.

The Types of Pond Pumps on the Market Today

To fulfil the requirements of all sizes of liner and preformed ponds, these are the two main types of pumps on the market at present:

• Submersible pumps can be installed under the water quite easily. As a result, they make almost no noise and can even become part of your output setup to drain the pond when necessary. All you see is the movement of the water instead of the pump mechanics. They are ideal for small ponds that contain up to 3785.412 litres of water. Today, these pumps are also available in magnetic-driven versions that do not require coolant, so no unfortunate leakages can occur in the pond. The latter type is more expensive but is worth the buy for safety’s sake.

• Out-of-pond or external pumps are made for larger ponds that contain over 3785.412 litres of water, and you install them near the pond. These pumps generate various levels of noise, depending upon their power capacities. In certain cases, you can camouflage them with a wood, stone or simulated finished structure.

Power is Another Important Consideration for Purchasing Pond Pumps

With pumps in Australia, the outputs are rated in litres per hour or LPH, or in the larger pumps they may be rated according to their horsepower or HP. The LPH or HP of the pond pumps show how powerful they are and which ones are suitable for the volume of water in your pond. In order to purchase the pump that is adequate for your requirements, you must combine the type with the right LPH or HP. An example of how to calculate this is if your pond’s volume is 1200 L, your pump can be a submersible or external pump with an output of at least 600 LPH regardless of whether it uses HP or LPH to calculate its output.

Keep the above in mind when you go to purchase your pond pump to be certain that you receive the right one for your specific pond. While there are other considerations, you can receive professional guidance for all specifications from a reputable dealer.

Parker Pumps

29B Ormond Rd., East Geelong VIC 3219

Phone: (03) 5229 7443

Email: sales@parkerpumps.com.au

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