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Water Pumps

SURELY THE HEART OF EVERY POND HAS TO BE THE PUMP...

Choosing the right pump for your needs is an extremely important decision and if you get it wrong then you will either have to change it which of course means extra cost - or more than likely lose your valuable Koi through pumping either too much water or not enough...

For filtration purposes – the 'rule of thumb' is to turn the whole water volume of the pond over once every two hours...more about this below...

When choosing a pump, whether it be a Submersible Pump or a Dry Surface Pump be sure that the pump that you are thinking about buying will do the job properly... for example: If your pond has 5,000 gallons capacity then you need a pump that will deliver 2,500 gph (half the capacity of your pond) so that the water in your pond turns over once every two hours ... but please bear in mind that you will have restrictions in the pipework (often referred to as friction) that will, in some cases, dramatically reduce the output flow to your pond, for example: Ultra Violet Clarifier's - length of pipework runs - how many bends you have fitted etc..etc...Also bear in mind that at sometime in the future you may wish to add to your pond or your equipment - for example; adding a heating unit (a very good idea anyway)..so as you can see there are many factors to be taken into account when selecting your pump...

Just as our own heart is our own pump that needs to be up to the job, so does your pond pump whatever style you choose...we would advise that you don't get this piece of equipment at a Supermarket or DIY store, do some research first as yet again the old saying of 'buy cheap, buy twice' comes in to play...this can prove an expensive mistake – if in doubt ask a reputable dealer.

Here at ERK we make sure that we sell only tried and tested reliable pumps, both Submersible and Dry Surface Pumps .. and some of these are dual purpose - that means that they are both submersible (in the pond) and dry (mounted out of the water).. you choose what work you want the pump to do...

Please take a look at our range and see, and print out for referance, details of the pumps that you are interested in.

A pump is your ponds life investment...

www.poolandpond.co.uk Water Pumps