The pond water pump, which circulates water through the various filtration systems, is the heart of your filter system.
Since filter pumps are necessary to support life in a pond as there is only a small volume of water compared to the natural environment of most fishes. Our experts at KJA & Sons can help you make your buying decisions quick and easy.
Pond pumps are critical components of both freshwater and marine ponds. Pumps provide water to the filters to remove physical and soluble chemical waste contained in fish excreta.
Tips On Choosing the Right Pump
Choosing the right water pump for your pond will make a great impact on your electricity bills and at the same time, it should also suit your filter flow rates. Just because a pump may cost less to buy, it is not always the best pump to buy.
The 3 most important things to look for are 1, Flow rate and head 2, Power consumption and 3, cost.
1, Flow Rate & Head
Creating an energy-efficient filtration system is just like building a strong house – it all starts at the core. Like a foundation of a house so is the pond pump. Your pond filter pump is by far the most important piece of equipment in your pond/aquarium. It circulates the water which is basically the life-blood of a Koi pond.
The Flow rate of any pump at any given head height can be found using the flow rate and head graph (performance curve Graph) given along with a pump. The pump performance curve graph shows the relationship between the flow rate and the delivery head of a pump.
Also one should determine whether to use a dry or a submersible pump, in some cases, it is advised to have a dry pump instead of a submersible one. When selecting the pump one should go through the manufacturer’s recommendations and recommended accessories.
2, Power Consumption
One of the most important things to remember is the electrical usage when looking for a water pump for your pond. Since you have to run the main pond filter pump 24 x 7 to maintain a healthy environment for your Koi pond or water garden. The pond pump should be energy efficient making it friendly to your wallet and the environment.
So it is very important to pick the right water pump for your Koi pond, swim pond or water garden. 85% of pump failure problems are due to electrical issues and 100% of them are due to severe problems with the electrical supply, correct current and voltage shall be ensured at all times to avoid pump failures.
The following formula will assist you in calculating the operating cost per month of the pond pump you have selected.
Amps x Volts = Watts
Watts x 744 and divide by 1000 = KWH per month
kWh per month x Cost per KWH = Operation Cost per month
All the pumps have their own special features and pros and cons. In the market, a wide range of products that can fit every budget and needs are available, from top-of-the-line to budget-friendly pond pumps which will serve your purpose.
There are many types of pumps including variable speed pond pumps or frequency variation pumps, brushless, DC and AC-driven centrifugal water pumps designed specifically for aquariums and ponds which are intelligent, economical and energy-efficient.
There are advanced pond pumps available in the market with obstruction detection and flow sensors, You’ll even receive an alert on your mobile phone if snails, filter pads, or other foreign objects find their way into your pump.
Most pond pumps are unbelievably quiet and incredibly powerful for their size. but making a wise choice is a task which should be assigned to specialists. For more info get in touch with us.