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How to Determine the Pump Size for Your Garden Fountain

December 11, 2017

If you're selecting a pump for your garden fountain, what pump size will you opt for during your shopping trip? Well, the chosen appliance needs to move water dynamically. An active stream of upward moving water creates a calming hiss of fluid merriment. What about a low-velocity model? This model produces a gentle gurgling effect, a flow pattern that barely escapes the primary stream…

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Benefits of Custom Designed Water Pumps for Your Ponds and Garden Needs

December 4, 2017

If your garden pond has been shaped by a craftsman, shouldn't your water pump receive the same level of design input? The outlines of the water feature are gracefully hugging the grass verge, diminutive rocky escarpments are arranged attractively around the pond, and an array of aquatic plants are tying the whole theme together…

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How Does Undersink Water Filter System Work?

November 16, 2017

We are at a point in time where clean water, in certain areas of the world, is a luxury that can be taken for granted. However, you need only be introduced to poor city water or a dirtier well system before you start to realise what you are missing out on. In order to ensure that you have a constant flow of clean drinking and cleaning water to your faucets, you can invest in an undersink water filtration system…

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Puretec WH2 Series: The Best Filtration System for Homes and Offices

November 7, 2017

You could probably make a powerful argument that plumbing is one of the most important scientific advancements of all time. Having clean, running water available in our homes has transformed the very way that we live our lives. Nowadays, water has come a long way in terms of its cleanliness when provided as a utility…

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What are Fluoride Removal Filters?

October 26, 2017

In no-nonsense terms, fluoride removal filters are designed to purify fluoridated water. There are, of course, many capable water filters available, but only a small number of these barriers has the wherewithal to target this particular element. After all, it is dirt and chlorine, bacteria and mineral salts that typically concern the manufacturers of these fine devices…

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Onsite Pool and Garden Pumps Servicing and Repair in Melbourne

October 13, 2017

If you own a swimming pool or garden pond that contains a pump, there are times when you will require repairs or servicing on it since through daily use it will malfunction after awhile. When this occurs, you will want a company that will come to you to remedy your issues, rather than you having to tear apart your pool or garden pond to uninstall the pump. Luckily, if you live in the Melbourne area of Australia, you need to search no further that Parker Pumps to receive quality onsite pool and garden pump servicing and repair…

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When Do You Need to Replace Your Water Filter Cartridges?

September 29, 2017

Mechanical pumping systems are designed with some amazing features. They do succumb to wear, though, and their parts do experience performance hits. Maintenance plans correct such issues. In light of these real-life issues, just when should you replace your water filter cartridges? Know these signs now so that you can keep your water clean and healthy…

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Fishpond Pumps and Filters: Proper Maintenance Guide

September 18, 2017

Having a fish pond has its benefits. They can be small ponds that welcome visitors to your home, or larger fish ponds that include a beautiful waterfall, rock formations, and an area that has a bench or table, where family members and friends can come to relax by the water. It’s true, with the right type of rocks, waterfall design, and lighting, a fish pond can transform a backyard into a visually appealing oasis…

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How Do Circulator Pumps for Hot Water and Heating Work?

August 31, 2017

If there's one resource we've all come to rely upon, it has to be the hot water we see piped into our baths and showers. Electrical systems also represent a fundamental home resource, of course, but they don't quite offer the same life-supporting benefits that we've come to associate with hot water…

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What is Ph Level and Its Significance in Water Filtration?

August 17, 2017

Chemical textbooks describe pH levels as an acidity or alkalinity measuring tool. The pH range starts at 0 and climbs as high as 14. At this highest level, the measured substance is said to be strongly alkaline. By the same convention, acids exist below pH 7. Halfway up this numerical scale, lays chemical neutrality…

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The Importance of Monitoring Pump Inlets and Avoiding Vortex

July 28, 2017

In a pumping context, what is vortex? It's a pumping abnormality of some kind that much is certain. The term implies a flow irregularity, but what exactly is taking place in and around the impeller assembly? Well, pump suction and throughput physics is a complex topic, one governed by pressure variables and fluid dynamics. Let's just say that these vortices cause flow problems…

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Understanding Pool Pump Motor Types

July 14, 2017

There are more than a few pool pump motor types. At their core, they all use electromagnetic technology, a principle that calls for an exterior electrical winding (a stator) and a shaft-mounted electrical winding (a rotor), but things become a mite more complicated once you get past the fundamentals. For example, where do capacitors fit into the design…

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Winterizing Garden and Pool Pumps

June 29, 2017

Depending on where you live, the procedures for winterizing your garden and pool pumps could be very different. A solid four seasons brings ice and frost when the days grow short. The ground turns white and water-filled hoses rupture. How do you prevent ice expansion in a pump or pipe? First of all, the race is on to drain the pool before the mercury level drops into the blue.

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Essential Criteria for Selecting the Right Motor for your Garden Pond

June 16, 2017

Garden ponds transform dreary backyards into fascinating botanical landscapes. It's all artificial, of course, but the overall effect is enchanting. Artificial or not, the relaxing feelings that wash away the day's worries while you watch pond plants and fishes caught in a gentle current are very real.

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The Importance of Safety Approved Standards in Pump Servicing and Maintenance

May 29, 2017

Safety-approved standards exist to protect lives. In the context of pump servicing and maintenance, those selfsame safety standards provide a coherent methodology for interacting with potentially harmful fluid-impelling equipment. The first rule to observe is one that disables the equipment, which is done by turning off the electricity. Then the safety-centric criteria branches, often confusingly, always over several engineering disciplines, so a coherent work methodology must be applied.

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Above Ground Pool Pumps: How Does it Differ from an Inground Pool Pump?

May 16, 2017

This question comes up a lot when swimming pool customers are faced with pumping options. Basically, there are above ground pool pumps and inground pool pumps. They may even come equipped with similar electrical and mechanical specifications, but they're intended for different pool duties.

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Ajax Centrifugal Pumps: Uses and Features

April 28, 2017

A wide range of pumps is available for every conceivable industrial application. They pump fluid, even semisolids when that liquid isn't flowing as a simple fluid medium. Industrially speaking, they're robust, and that rugged build extends all the way to the interior components, so a long, trouble-free lifespan is built into the design.

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What are Pool Cover Pumps?

April 11, 2017

A pool cover is a fairly well-recognised product. It does exactly what you'd guess; it covers the swimming pool so that you have a barrier between the water and the air. Pool cover pumps are an extension of this same caretaking philosophy. Simply put, it removes water from the cover when the pool isn't in use.

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Pumps for Garden Ponds and Fountains

March 29, 2017

Instead of imagining what pumps types work best in garden ponds and fountains, try picturing what the garden would look like with a substandard mechanism. The water feature would likely work, but it would expel a trickle, not a torrent of scintillating water. So, if a dynamic flow pattern is important to you, take an extra moment to weigh the pros and cons of garden pumps.

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Can you Upgrade Swimming Pool Pumps?

March 23, 2017

Everything we own can be upgraded in some manner. Granted, we don't always use that technical term. Clothes are upgradeable. A little "bling" makes a pair of jeans sparkle, for example. From a more traditional perspective, computers are upgradeable, as are cars. With this in mind, you can upgrade swimming pool pumps. Here's how we go about this task.

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Superior Quality Pool Pump Parts and How to Spot Them

February 22, 2017

The best pumping solution for a hygiene-optimised swimming pool is one that's superior in every way. That's a comforting thought, but how do we spot a best-in-class pool pump? Subjectively, every manufacturer considers their product the best, that's just how the market works.

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How Pump Quality Contributes to a Successful Swimming Pool and Fountain Set Up

February 14, 2017

Proud homeowners slip contentedly into the family swimming pool when a reliable swimming pool pump is humming in the background. The branded electrical motor and its powerful impeller match pool capacity, so the entire volume of the pool is being circulated through filters while chemical conditioners treat the water.

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Waterfall Pumps and Fountain Pumps: What are the Differences?

January 31, 2017

A gently trickling fountain occupies the heart of a garden. Nearby, an artificially created waterfall creates a wide tributary of cascading water. Both garden features operate dynamically. They energize subdued ponds, with special waterfall and fountain pumps powering their man-made streams. But these are two different constructs.

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The Basic Rules of Pump Piping

January 13, 2017

Pump performance is affected by the usual suspects, with fouled liquids and poorly maintained equipment topping the proverbial bill. Design flaws, especially those related to the pump piping, also play a significant role in whole system efficiency. After all, this water conveyance system is a team player, a cooperative endeavor.

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