How To Select The Right Pump For Your Pond Fountain

by Eagle Fountains We Sell The Most Rugged Pond Fountain Pumps

Selecting an ideal water pump is critical when installing a pond fountain on your property. Remember, choosing the wrong pump might result in improper water movement within your pond. When the pond water fails to circulate properly, it generally results in water stagnation, which can further promote algae buildup and mosquitoes.

If your pond is also home to aquatic life, it's critical that your water stays healthy and has all essential nutrients like oxygen well distributed. This is why pond pumps are crucial in helping home and business owners keep their aquatic plants and animals healthy.

Pond pumps are classified into external and submersible pumps (centrifugal pumps). Each pump has specific advantages.

If you wish to get the ideal pump for your pond fountain, it's critical to understand all the advantages they have to offer. It will help you decide which pump would fit your wants and needs the best.

Submersible Pond Pumps

As the name suggests, submersible pumps are designed to be fully submerged underwater. Submersible pumps are ideally installed in the deepest area of your pond. These pumps generally come in various ranges in size ranging from 45 gallons to 5500 gallons per hour. They are best for small ponds that can hold 1500 gallons of water.

External Pond Pumps

Centrifugal pond pumps are suitable for more extensive ponds. Compared to submersible pond pumps, centrifugal pond pumps are generally louder and more complicated to install than submersible pond pumps. However, they are much easier to maintain in the long haul. It is the primary reason people often choose external pond pumps for commercial pond fountains.

Ideally, external pond pumps are electric, so there are a few safety concerns that you need to keep in check. Ensure you are properly equipped before you start using these pumps. Our experts always recommend using a ground fault circuit interrupter so that in case of an overload, your pump will automatically shut down without causing any issues. It would help if you also considered getting a long cord since it will help maintain a safe distance from the water.

Selecting The Right Pump

Selecting the right pump for your pond may seem intricate, but with the right tips, you can easily find a pump that fits your needs. If you wish to make the right choice, look at the following factors you must consider when making a decision.

The Size Of Your Pond

The best way to determine the size of your pump is to calculate the volume of water and multiply it by the length x width x depth x 7.5. Usually, all pond pumps are sized by GPH or gallons per hour at height. However, if you wish to use a large-capacity pond pump, those are measured by HP or horsepower.

Water Circulation

Another critical responsibility of installing a  pond pump is to help with water aeration (water circulation). Professionals say that your water should circulate at least once every hour. If you have 500 gallons of water in your pond, your pump must circulate 500 gallons per hour at the discharge height. In the case of a pressurized pump, it must be able to circulate at least half of the total volume of water in your pond.

When you contact a professional pond fountain expert, they can visit your property and give you professional suggestions on which pump would fit your wants and needs the best.

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