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Pond pumps are probably the most necessary part of the pond. They circulate the water, allowing the filter to continuously clean and aerate the pond. Usually pond pumps are submerged pumps that run waterfalls or fountains. It is good to know which pumps are best for your type of pond and how they can be installed.

First, you should consider the size of the pond pump versus the size of your freshwater pond. You will want a pump that can circulate at least half of the water every hour. So, if you have a 100 gallon pond, you want a pump that circulates 50 gallons every hour. You will also want to consider the wattage of the pump. Since the pump has to be run almost continuously, you will have to consider the increased electric output. If the waterfall or fountain is too high, you will likely want two different pumps.

Pond pumps are fairly easy to install. For a smaller pond, you will want a submersible pump. You want to place the pump where the intake valve will not be obstructed with plants, mud or other debris. The “exhaust hose”, which is the hose that leaves the pump, should be left inside the water or hooked up to a waterfall or spraying fountain.

One tip you should remember is that if there is more sun, there will be more algae. You will want to take that into consideration when getting a filter and pump. You will also need to clean the pads regularly. Water testing will help you to determine how often you need to clean the pads.


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