Building a pond in your garden or backyard is a great way to improve the aesthetic appeal, and the resale value, of a property. For those who have a considerable amount of free time on their hands, building a pond will keep you occupied for several hours during the day. Most people are under the impression that building a pond is similar to building an outdoor swimming pool. However, there’s a huge difference between ponds and swimming pools. Ponds are generally used for freshwater fish. Therefore, the purity levels of the water, as well as the temperature, need to be controlled in order for the fish to survive.
When you start building a pond, you will need to take two things into consideration: above-ground installations and under-ground installations. Above ground installations include waterfalls and other decorative items that you can place around the pond. Underground installations are slightly more complex.
These include the pipes, for the pumps and filters, that will be required for maintaining the water in the pond. One of the most essential components that you will need to buy for your pond is the pond pump. Pond pumps are primarily used for controlling the flow of water in the pond. If you want to install a miniature waterfall on top of the pond, you will definitely need to purchase a pump. Unfortunately, most people don’t know anything about buying a pump, or a filter, for their pond, and often end up making the wrong purchase. To make life easy for you, here’s a brief guide for purchasing a good pond pump.
The first thing that you need to do is to determine the size of the pond pump. Smaller pumps are cheaper and are good for miniature sized ponds. However, if you are thinking of building a larger pond with a waterfall, and other above ground installations, you will need to buy a bigger pond.
If you want to play it safe, a good idea would be to purchase a pond pump that moves around 100 gallons per hour, per inch of the width of the waterfall (if you have one). If you want an aggressive waterfall, it stands to reason that a more powerful pump will be required. If you can’t size up the pump by yourself, it’s best to rely on a professional. It is important to purchase a pump that is adequate for the size of your waterfall.
Purchasing the Pump
There are several different companies that are currently selling pumps in the UK. OASE water pumps are some of the best on the market, so it’s a safe bet for people who don’t want to experiment. You can purchase pumps online as well. An option that will allow you to choose from a number of different pumps and have them delivered straight to your property. There’s a detailed method involved to installing the pump, so it’s best if you rely on a professional to install the pump for you. If there’s a leak, it can cause a serious problem with the soil.