A fountain submersible pump is a type of water pump that is designed to be placed underwater in a fountain or water feature. These pumps are typically small and compact and can move water through a system of pipes or hoses to create a beautiful fountain display. Almost always they are energy-efficient, magnetic drive pumps. The motors are water-cooled so it is essential they run submerged in water.
Fountain submersible pumps come in various sizes and styles, depending on the size and type of fountain or water feature they are intended to power. Some pumps are designed for small tabletop fountains, while others can power large outdoor water features with multiple levels and streams.
The submersible design of these pumps allows them to be completely submerged in water, which helps to create a more natural and seamless appearance in the fountain or water feature. In addition, submersible pumps are typically more energy-efficient and quieter than other water pumps, as they are designed to work underwater and do not require additional sound-dampening materials. There is always some vibration in pumps as there are moving parts. If you have the type of fountain that “tinkles” then you might hear the pump. You can try adding a sponge or other cushioning to dampen the vibration. Copper fountains and indoor fountains are most susceptible to vibration noise, as the copper metal vibrates, too, and indoor fountains are often small and are located in confined spaces.
Overall, fountain submersible pumps are a key component in creating a beautiful and functional fountain or water feature. They provide the necessary power to move water through the system. Their submersible design allows them to work efficiently and quietly underwater, creating a seamless and natural appearance in the fountain or water feature.
Fountain submersible pumps offer a range of benefits that make them a popular choice for powering fountains and water features. Here are some advantages of using a fountain submersible pump:
- Energy Efficiency: Fountain submersible pumps are typically more energy-efficient than other pumps, designed to work underwater, and usually do not require additional sound-dampening materials. This results in lower energy bills and a more environmentally -friendly fountain.
- Quiet Operation: Submersible pumps are designed to operate quietly underwater, which can help to create a more peaceful and tranquil atmosphere in the outdoor space. This is particularly important for residential fountains, as loud pumps can be disruptive to neighbors and detract from the overall ambiance of the space.
- Flexibility: Fountain submersible pumps come in various sizes and styles, making them flexible for different fountain and water feature designs. They can be used in small tabletop fountains or large outdoor water features with multiple levels and streams. Typically, the pump’s outlet is either connected with vinyl tubing or with larger pumps the outlet is connect using PVC pipe.
- Easy Installation: Submersible pumps are designed for easy installation, with most models requiring only a simple plug-and-play setup. This can save time and money on installation costs. Remember always plug into a GFI outlet for safety!
- Low Maintenance: Submersible pumps are typically low-maintenance, with most models requiring only periodic cleaning and occasional parts replacement. This can save money on maintenance costs and reduce the amount of time and effort needed to maintain the fountain or water feature. The main part of these pumps to clean is the impeller and the impeller cavity, periodically. The impeller is the main working part. It spins and creates the flow. Usually, you only have to snap off the front plate of one of these pumps to find the impeller inside. Sometimes the plate will need to be snapped off gently with a flathead screwdriver.
- Durability: Fountain submersible pumps are designed to be durable and long-lasting, even when exposed to water and outdoor elements. They are typically made from high-quality materials resistant to rust, corrosion, and wear and tear, ensuring they will continue functioning effectively for many years.
- 120-volt versus 240-volt: Many customers are still under the impression that it is less expensive to run a 240-volt pump. But utility companies bill by KW hour of electricity and not by voltage. If the electrical cable is gauged correctly, 120-volts costs no more to run that 240-volts.
Overall, fountain submersible pumps offer a wide range of benefits that make them a popular choice for powering fountains and water features. From their energy efficiency and quiet operation to their flexibility and easy installation, submersible pumps can help create a beautiful and functional outdoor space that is peaceful and environmentally friendly. Contact us now for a pond pump.