Pond Fountains and Aerators, LED Fountain Lighting & More
Fountain Tech is the brand name of products sold by Fountain Mountain, Inc. We manufacture indoor and outdoor pumps from 35-14,000 gallons per hour. We also manufacture pond fountains and pond pumps for pond fountains.
Indoor Fountain Pumps
We have a wide selection of indoor pumps for the perfect size to satisfy your needs. Our helpful filter tool below can help you find what’s right for your indoor needs-starting at 35 gallons per hour for small tabletop size!
Outdoor Fountain Pumps
With so many great pumps, we’re confident you’ll find the perfect fit for your outdoor space. Our helpful filters will help narrow down the type of pump best-suited for your fountain or pond!
Floating Pond Fountains
A floating pond fountain is a great way to make your stagnant water healthier, with improved quality and appearance. It will circulate the surface of any pool or lake, reducing population levels of pesky insects like mosquitos and curbing algae growth!
Pond Fountain Lights
When you get your pond lights, there will be an easy-to-use instruction guide with clear steps to light the water as soon as possible. You can also count on us for any other illumination needs around home or business!
Pond Fountains and Aerators, LED Fountain Lighting & More
If you are in the market for a new submersible pump, we can help! We carry equivalents to all your favorite brands. Have specific questions like the price sheet and catalog? Just fax us at 805 928 4191. We even offer discounts on Fountain Tech products! It’s easy to transform an average garden pond into a stunning outdoor feature with our selection of products. Our range includes ornamental pond fountains and aerators that help create oxygen-rich waterscapes, as well as LED fountain lighting to add a touch of charm to the evening sky.
Pond Size and Electrical Use Calculators
Use our pond size calculator to figure out the size of your pond and to predict the monthly energy cost of our products. For ponds of up to 7 or 8 feet in depth, you will need to know surface acreage. For deeper ponds, you will need to know acre feet. Our calculator will help you with both!
Why You Need Pond Aeration
Pond Aeration is probably the most important thing to consider for the health of a pond. First of all, it’s needed for fish health. Without proper aeration, fish kill can occur with pond turnover.
Lighted Pond Fountains and Displays
For any nature-lover, having a beautiful water fountain in their landscape can make all the difference. Not only will it add a delicate touch of beauty to your garden, but it can also bring many benefits. Floating fountains are easy to install and maintain, requiring less cost and effort than other water feature styles.
Lakes are magnificent elements of natural or man-made landscapes. They provide a tranquil atmosphere while serving a practical purpose, such as raising groundwater levels or providing irrigation. Depending on the fountain type and the lake’s size, dynamic patterns & sprays can fill the air with its mesmerizing shower of cascades.
LED Lighting Effects
Pond LED lighting is an excellent way to enhance the beauty of your pond while also increasing safety and energy efficiency. Not only are they safe and low voltage, but they come in a wide variety of colors and sizes, which can be used to customize the look of your pond.
In addition, LED lights are environmentally friendly and have extremely long lifespans compared to standard halogen lights. As a result, you won’t have to worry about replacing them as often.
Furthermore, thanks to their low voltage rating, they are more energy-efficient than traditional lighting options. This makes them an ideal choice for those looking to reduce their environmental impact while also creating stunning evening vistas.
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Why Choose Us
Bring Your Pond to Life with Fountain Tech
Fountain Tech can offer a practical solution when looking for ways to bring a little life into your outdoor pond.
Our innovative water features provide ample opportunity to create an oasis in the middle of your backyard or large acreage.
With Fountain Tech, we guarantee that you will have reliable and efficient equipment that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Post About Fountain & Pond Pumps
A pond pump is a great way to get your pond looking good and functioning properly. Here are some blog posts about pond pumps and fountains!
How do I know which Fountain Pump I need?
For a comparison chart of Beckett, Danner, Jebao, Little Giant, Fountain Pro, and Smart Pond Pumps, please click this link.
When replacing a fountain pump or choosing a new one, first there are some keys terms to keep in mind:
Head: This is the maximum vertical lift of the pump. For example, a 6′ head means the pump is rated to pump water up to 6 feet high. Note, however, that at 6 feet the pump would be providing very little water, pumping gallons per hour around zero. So if you need to pump, say, 200 gph at 72”, you will probably need about a 500-600 gallon per hour pump to do the job. See the “pump curve” listed for each of our pumps to determine the amount of water pumped to various heights.
GPH: Gallons per hour, usually rated at different heights.
GPM: Gallons per minute, usually rated at different heights.
Pump Curve: The amount of water volume “curved” according to various heights. A 500 gallon per hour pump, for instance, might pump 500 gallons per hour at 0” lift, 350 gallons per hour at 24” of lift, and so forth.
Water Volume: This is controlled by a few factors. One factor is the size of the pump, as covered above. How wide should your tubing be? Tubing is measured in two ways: inside diameter (i.d.) and outside diameter (o.d.). Very thin i.d. tubing will greatly reduce water flow. Many customers are shocked when they find that, after hooking up their 500 gallon per hour pump to ½” inside diameter tubing, they are only getting what they consider a trickle. Well, about the most they will get is 200 gallons per hour or so. They have restricted the flow too much. When purchasing a pump, find out what size of tubing is supposed to go with it. Another problem is running the tubing too far. Long lengths of tubing create resistance. If your pump calls for ½” i.d. tubing, for instance, but you are running the tubing twenty feet from the pump, it is a good idea to use ¾” tubing instead so as not to cut down too much on flow.
How much water do I need? What size of pump?
This question is answered in part by whether you want a “trickle” or a roar. For fountains, you will usually find a recommended flow. For waterfalls, use this as a rule of thumb: for every inch of stream width or waterfall “sheet,” you will need to deliver 100 gallons per hour at the height you’re pumping. So if you are building a 12” wide waterfall that is three feet tall, you need to buy a pump that will be pumping 1200 gallons per hour at three feet of height.
For ponds, whenever possible, it is a good idea to re-circulate the water once an hour, more often if possible. Thus, if your pond is 500 gallons, try to buy a pump that will re-circulate water at a rate of 500 gallons per hour. For really large ponds, this is not necessary and is far too expensive.
For a nice waterfall effect, we usually advise about 4000 gallons per hour or more at the top of the waterfall. This creates enough volume for a wide, crashing spill. Adjust stones to soften the splash if desired.
When Is an External Pump Appropriate?
In-line” pumps provide the “most bang for the buck” in two ways. For one, the purchase price is quite reasonable for the high volume of water being pumped. But even more importantly, these pumps dramatically outperform typical submersible pumps, cutting electrical costs two to three times. Since electrical costs for a large pond can easily run from thirty to one hundred dollars a month, choosing the most energy-efficient pump is tremendously important.
However, if you need a lot of “head,” that is, if you are pumping to a height of more than seven or eight feet, or if you must pull the water (not “push”, for in-line pumps push water fine but don’t pull well) a long distance from the pond to a skimmer, then these pumps probably won’t work for you.
How About Battery-Operated Fountain Pumps?
We receive many, many calls about battery-operated pumps. While there are companies who manufacture pumps that can operate on “A” and “AA” batteries, we have not found a battery-operated pump that lasts or that is reasonably priced. For those customers who need battery fountains for wedding centerpieces (a common request), we suggest finding the one you want and buying as many as possible at a store like Wal-Mart. You get the whole fountain for as good of a price as we could get you these specialized pumps all by themselves!
Where is the Pump Made?
Pumps, like anything else, are made all over the world, and we suggest you buy pumps from someone who will stand by a guarantee and who has testing programs before marketing their pumps. It used to be that Asian pumps were quite bad but this has changed dramatically. What matters most is how well the pumps have been engineered and the materials used in the production. Italy for quite a while has been the major manufacturer of fountain pumps (think of how long Italians have had fountains), but Germany, Korea, Taiwan, and China are making pumps as well. Most American fountain pump companies (for example, Cal Pumps and Beckett) have their pumps manufactured overseas. As long as American engineering is used and the plans are followed, this should not be a problem.
Should my Pump Have a 2-wire plug or a 3-wire plug?
Outdoor pumps should always use a grounded, 3-wire plug. Indoor fountains sometimes have 2-wire and sometimes 3-wire plugs. For people wanting a really thin cord, 2-wire pumps provide the more aesthetic experience. Some retail stores require a 3-wire pump even for indoor fountains (though, ironically, they might not for aquarium pumps), and these thicker cords can be hidden by plants, stones, or other decorations. All pumps must be connected to a GFCI outlet for safety.
Why do pumps burn out so often?
95% of the time the customer has let the pumps get hot by running them dry. Most fountain pumps are water-cooled and once the fountain is dry they burn up. Usually there is nothing you can do about this other than to buy a new pump. Also, however, pumps are supposed to be cleaned every so often by opening up the impeller case on the fountain pump. Follow the manufacturer’s directions.
What About Solar Pumps?
We have been hesitant to stock solar pumps because of their inconsistent performance. They are kind of touchy. But they are getting better. The pump itself is special, using brushes instead of a magnetic rotor, and the solar panels need to be powerful enough to push the water high. We sell many of our small solar pump kits.
FounTain TECH BENEFITS
Highest Quality Brands and Premium Products
The Best Selection
Our fountain pumps come in various sizes and pressure settings, so you can find the perfect one for your particular fountain needs.
Our free shipping policy makes getting your hands on the products you need easier than ever. With Fountain Tech’s level of customer service, you don’t have to worry about hidden shipping costs or unexpected delays in delivery.
When it comes to purchasing the right fountain pump, quality matters. Fountain Tech understands this, which is why they are committed to providing 100 percent satisfaction on every product they manufacture.