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Choosing the Right Pond Pump

June 30, 2022

In most water features, the pump is the heartbeat. Flow, oxygen, and filtering are all provided by the pump in a water garden or koi pond These and other types of water features also have moving water to give visual and aural stimulation. Choosing the correct pump for the purpose guarantees that you and any aquatic occupants will get the most out of the feature.

When purchasing a pond pump, the initial cost is usually the most significant consideration, but there are a few more vital aspects to keep in mind as well. When looking for a pump for your pond or waterfall, these are some things to keep in mind.

Needed Measurements

Water features require a pump based on their head pressure and flow rate requirements. This relates to the amount of friction that is formed when water is pumped uphill or over a long distance and is called head pressure How much water flows through a structure depends on its flow rate.

Running costs

If a cheaper pond pump is less efficient in terms of power consumption vs output, it may end up costing more in the long run. Investing in the short term may wind up costing you in the long run. You can save money on your electricity bill by using photocells to turn off your pond pumps when it's dark. If you don't have a photocell, a timer for the power outlet can be used to control the pump's operation at specific times of the day.

Pond Size

Half of your entire volume each hour is recommended for water gardens. You should be pumping AT LEAST 1000 Gallons Per Hour for a 2000-gallon pond, according to this rule (GPH). Every hour, koi ponds need to be filled to the brim with water. Changing the water in larger ponds (above 5000 gallons) can begin to slow down. According to the previous rule of thumb, an 8000-gallon water garden requires at least 4000 GPH, but in reality, you may be able to get away with a smaller pump. These scenarios necessitate the use of an air pump, which can provide additional aeration.

Choosing the Right Pump

Pumps aren't all the same. Water features employ a variety of pump types. One of these options may be a better fit for your project than another. Parker Pumps is the go-to source for Onga Pond Pumps or any of these types of inquiries. We have a large selection of pumps from several different manufacturers as well. There are low-cost, low-maintenance pumps to high-quality, long-lived pumps manufactured by the top companies in the world. Pumps aren't the only thing we sell; we also service and repair every brand of pump. We can come to your location or work in our workshop to fix your problem. Tank-to-mains systems are a speciality of ours, and we can handle any brand. We're here for you!

Parker Pumps

29B Ormond Rd., East Geelong VIC 3219

Phone: (03) 5229 7443

Email: sales@parkerpumps.com.au

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