Published: 2021-06-23   Views: 186
Author: Jamoeengland
Published in: Gardening
Tips For Selecting The Right Size Of Pump For Your Pond

 

A good pump can really do wonders for the water feature on your property. It circulates water and keeps it moving through all important components like spitters, fountains, and filtration units. The right pump will ensure that the chosen water feature gets clean and filtered water all along the season.

 

Apart from this, water pumps play a key role in preserving the life present in the ponds. It can really help the plants, fishes, and other significant living bodies thrive in the pond water. A healthy movement of water helps in the even distribution of oxygen and nutrients all along the water body. It helps in removing the signs of stagnation, mosquitoes infestations, and the development of algae.

 

Therefore, it is essential to select and purchase the right size pump. The size of the pump needs to be proportional to that of the water feature. Normally, the water pump size is based on gallons per hour (gph) while the larger ones are rated according to horsepower (hp). If you are looking for some, here are a few tips that may come in handy whenever you visit the store for purchase:

 

  • Check The Volume of Water In The Pond: A pump needs to be big enough to circulate all the pond water at least once every hour. Therefore, it is a must to select the size of the pump that goes with the volume of water. Multiply the length, width, and height of the pond to get its approx. volume. Multiple the final answers with 7.5. It will give you a fair idea about the size of the pump that is suitable.

 

  • Find a Pump that matches the pond’s capacity: The pump must circulate pond water once per hour. For example, if you have an 800-gallon pond then the pump should be able to work at 800 gph. Whether you have a pond or a waterfall, the rule is the same for all. But if you are adding a pressurized filter to the pump, then you may reduce the pump capacity to half i.e. at 400 gph. The filter decreases the need for water rotation to half, so if you are applying a pressurized filter you will need to rotate the water every two hours.

 

  • Get Maximum Lift and Head Height: Knowledge of head height and maximum lift is important to estimate the right size of pump for your pond. The maximum head refers to the height up to which the pump can raise the water. Maximum lift is the actual height to which the pump will lift the water. The lift is calculated by measuring the travel distance between the pump and the fountain’s top. Once you know these figures, you can select the pump as per requirement.

These are three mandatory parameters that must be checked to get the final picture of the right kind of pond pump. For any queries or doubt, please get in touch with any pump supply or repair store in your area.

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