It often comes as a surprise to the budding pond enthusiast but the simple fact about owning a pond is that pond maintenance is not as simple as many people at first imagine it to be. Below we take a closer look at how to make sure that you get the best pump for your pond.
There are a lot of pond pumps on the market. So, how do you know which pump is the best for your pond? Follow our step by step guide for the answers:
Pond Pump Size
Before you even visit your local pond specialist or look at pond pumps on the internet, the first thing you need to do is to accurately measure the size of your pond as this will determine how big a pump you will need. Many pond owners prefer to have a larger pump than is necessary and this is something which you should discuss with the pond specialist shop when you tell them the size of your pond.
Another aspect of choosing the correct pond pump will revolve around the amount of pond features such as waterfalls and fountains that your pond has. The higher number of features the higher power pond pump your pond will require. If you have several pond features your pond specialist may even suggest having a separate smaller pond pump for each feature. This will have the advantage of working as a back-up system should any of the pumps fail.
Pond Pump Features
When it comes to buying the actual pump, make sure that the pump has the recommended amount of biological filtration and that the pump will turn the water over a minimum of twice per 24 hours. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each pond pump with the pond specialist before agreeing to purchase the product.
Pond Pump Maintenance
In order to get the best out of your pond pump you will need to ensure that it is being correctly maintained and care for. You need to check that the pump is working 24 hours a day and clean the pre-filters regularly. The cables attached to the pond pump should also be regularly maintained to ensure that they are not damaged and are performing correctly.
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