Selecting pond pumps
can be confusing but it is critical that the proper pump is chosen to
ensure longevity and trouble free performance Following are several
things to keep in mind when selecting a pond pump.
How much volume do you
It takes approximately 36 gallons per minute to make a waterfall
1' wide x 1” thick. The first
step in determining how much water you need is to multiply the width of
the waterfall in feet x 36 = gallons per minute needed to make
1’’ thick water over your falls. This will
determine your water
This determines how much
volume you need
Next, determine how much head(lift) there is from the surface of the
pond to the top of the waterfall. On a small, simple waterfall the
vertical lift is all you need, however on large applications you also
need to factor in friction loss from the pipe as well as each fitting
to the total head.
This determines head
Now that we know water volume needed and the head height it is needed
at, it makes selecting a pump much easier. You will find the head
pressure in the description of each pump.
In addition to the pond pumps shown we have many additional pond pumps
available. We specialize in high volume pumps and can supply you with
virtually any size pond pump you could ever need.
Submersible Pond Pumps
Submersible Pond Pumps are suited for small ponds starting at 200
gallons to larger ponds over 2000 gallons. Our larger submersible pumps
are ideal for high volume water falls. Flow rates range from
120 GPH to as high as 24,000 GPH for a larger waterfall pump.
Typically, the ideal pump will circulate the total volume of the pond
at least once per hour. For example, if you pond is 500
gallons, you would want to go with at least a 500 GPH pump.
are ideal for medium
to larger pond sizes. For example: a pond that consitst of 1000 gallons
of water or more is a good candidate for one. This type of pond pump is
especially effective for larger ponds because it is energy efficient.
The cost of using a submersible pump in a large pond can be much
higher. Also, external pumps can handle larger water flows. And an even
further benefit of this type of pump for a large pond is that it works
well with biological filters.
Drive Pond Pump
is a type of
sealless pump that utilizes a magnetic coupling to create a static
shaft seal. Magnetic force aligns the outer magnet (drive
magnet) and inner magnet (driven magnet) through a stationary
containment shell (canister). This eliminates the hazards and
mess caused by packing or mechanical seal failure. These sturdy pond
pumps are ideal for watergardens and ponds, statuary and hydroponic
gardening, or wherever you want to pump salt or freshwater efficiently.
- are most common and well-established pumps on the market .they come
in many defferent models and can transfer fluids with high effiency
over a wide range PF flows and pressures.
Volume Submersible Pond
- These pump are a smaller version of the high volume pumps found in
the F&Q series of pumps. Although these pumps are smaller they
still have ab impressive flow rates and thier smaller size makes them
perfect for use in our large pond skimmer.
- are high-capacity pumps designed specifically for use in larger pond
installations or multi-tank aquariums. Next generation HY-Drive design
combines the benefits of magnetic and direct-drive technologies to
deliver an extremely quiet, energy efficient, low maintenance pumping