The sound of moving water, the bubbles, and the sight of clean water in a pond is not only a beautiful view but also quite soothing. This beauty is maintained and enhanced by the presence of a water pump. Just like the human heart, a pump is the “heart” of a pond. Going by this fact, then no good pond can exist and thrive without a pond pump. A pond is a small body of water that may have formed naturally or may be man-made. Man-made ponds have become an increasingly common landscape design for many houses with a large compound. Some ponds decorative while others are set up for the purpose of rearing fish and other small aquatic animals.
Whatever the purpose of the pond, it is critical to purchase a pond pump. The pricing of a pond pump depends on its capacity which is measured in gallons per hour (GPH) or gallons per minute (GPM) pumped. There are many factors to consider when purchasing these pumps to avoid wastage of any kind. One of these factors is one’s budget that is concerning amount of money to spend as well as the amount of energy one would like the pond to use. Another thing to consider is the size of the pond and if it is a waterfall, consider the length of the fall and the width of the waterfall.
Submersible Pond Pumps types
Pond pumps are grouped into two major categories, the submersible pond pumps, and the external pond pumps. Submersible pond pumps, as the name suggests, operate when submerged in the water. It is crucial to note that the electrical parts should be isolated from the water for safety purposes. The mechanism of these kinds of pumps is quite complicated but the overview is that these pumps have three crucial parts; the impellor, intake pipe and outlet pipe. The impellor is a sort of propeller that spins and drives the water towards the intake pipe. The intake tube is attached to filters, so when it takes in the water, it is subjected to filtration. During this filtration process, the particles and waste in the water are removed so that they do not damage or clog the pond pump. After the water goes through the pump, it is discharged through the outlet pipe, which drives the water above the surface.
During the above-summarized process, the water is not only cleansed but also aerated. The aeration is especially important for those ponds that have fish and other small aquatic animals. Submersible pond pumps require a little amount of maintenance. What is critical is the removal of waste from the filtration system and ensuring that the water level remains constant in a way that the pump is always submerged. If the pump is not submerged well enough, the pump may no longer be lubricated and cooled by the water. Submersible pumps are preferred by many because the setup is quite simple and these pumps produce a minimum amount of noise which makes them appealing.