The Importance of the Pond Pump
fish pond can exist without a pond pump, this is not a pumpous saying, it is a simple
truth. Pond pumps are the heart of the fish pond, whether it is a small backyard pond, or
a large commercial Koi growing pond. Installing a pump too small for the pond will always
result in murky waters, which leads to sickness and bad smells.
pump only gets the water moving, and your pond filter is what will do the work of cleaning
along with the natural cleaning of microorganizs in your water garden. Of course these
will only happen if the water is moving. Into the filter, and around the pond.
are two types of pond pumps, submersible pond pumps, and external pond pumps. The
submersible pond pumps are suited to the small to medium sized ponds, with up to 800
gallons of water, typically pumping around 300 gallons per hour. For waterfalls there are
larger submersible pond pumps, pumping around 4000 gallons per hour. These pumps
easily connect to the many existing submersible pond filter models.
As a rule of thumb, it is recommended to have a pump rate the size of your pond, so that
every hour all the water in your pond is passed through this pump. If you have a 250
gallon pond, you should use a 250 GPH (gallon per hour) pump.
the larger ponds there are external pond pumps. If your pond is for beauty, and not just
for industrial use, you will have to hide the external pond pump among the plants. These
pump 1800 gallons an hour and more - even reaching 7000 gallons every hour for the very
External pond pumps are designed to work well with most biological filters,
helping nature help you, so that you have a crystal clear pond, with almost no hassle. The
same rule of thumb exists for external pond pumps, as for submersible pond pumps. You
should have a pump with the rate the size of your pond. So for a 2500 gallong pond, use a
2500 GPH pump.
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