A pond or fountain can be a beautiful addition to any backyard or garden, offering a peaceful oasis for relaxation and contemplation. However, maintaining a pond can be challenging, especially when it comes to ensuring adequate water circulation and aeration for the health of aquatic life.
It is where a fountain pumps come in – not only can it promote a healthier environment, but it can also enhance the beauty and serenity of the pond with a variety of fountain display options. Read on to find out more!
Benefits of Using a Fountain Pump
There are several benefits to using fountain pumps:
- First and foremost, a fountain display adds a stunning visual element to the pond, creating a calming and relaxing atmosphere.
- Additionally, the water movement created by the fountain can help improve water circulation, which is essential for maintaining healthy oxygen levels and removing debris.
- Furthermore, a fountain pump can promote a healthier environment for aquatic life by aerating the water. Adequate oxygen levels are necessary for fish and other pond inhabitants to thrive, and a fountain can help ensure they receive the necessary oxygen.
Choosing the Right Pump For Your Fountain
When selecting a fountain pump for your pond, it is important to consider several factors to ensure you choose the right one for your needs. The appropriate pump size and flow rate will depend on your pond’s size and the fountain display’s desired height. Energy efficiency, noise level, and durability should also be considered, as well as the type of pump – submersible or external. Also, please check the dimensions of any pump to make sure it will fit into your application.
- Submersible pumps are placed directly underwater into the pond or fountain. Concrete and resin fountains often have designated compartments for the pump to fit into, so please make sure to check the dimensions of a pump before ordering one. Submersible pumps are also typically quieter and easier to install.
- On the other hand, external pumps are located outside the pond and are more powerful, making them better suited for projects which require you to be able to directly and easily get to the pump. They can also be louder and more challenging to install. Think of pool pumps. They require a priming pot and filter and often have an electrical buzz.
Installation and Maintenance Tips
Installing a fountain pump in your pond is a relatively straightforward process:
- Please choose a location for the pump close to an electrical outlet and convenient for access when it’s time for maintenance.
- Connect the pump to the fountain-head or other desired display, and submerge the pump into the pond.
- Connect the pump to the electrical outlet and turn it on. You must always plug into a GFCI outlet for safety purposes.
In order to keep your fountain pump running smoothly, it is important to perform regular maintenance. It may include cleaning the pump, removing debris from the pond, and checking the water level. If you encounter any issues with your fountain pump, such as reduced water flow or strange noises, consult the manufacturer’s instructions or seek professional assistance.
A Note on Noise
No pump is completely quiet. When you have a roaring waterfall or pond, you won’t notice the noise. But if you have a smaller fountain, especially one that “tinkles” as the water drops, sometimes you can hear the pump. Typically what you hear is vibration, which is partially caused by whatever your fountain is made of. Copper fountains typically vibrate the most, and concrete or stone fountains much less so.
If the vibration bothers you, you might try softening it by placing a sponge or other cushion beneath the pump to lessen the noise.
Upgrading your pond with a fountain pump can offer numerous benefits, from enhancing the beauty and serenity of the pond to promoting a healthier environment for aquatic life. When selecting a fountain pump, consider factors such as pump size, flow rate, energy efficiency, and durability. And don’t hesitate to get creative with your fountain display – there are endless possibilities to explore. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us.