Pond pumps are an essential tool when it comes to caring for fish and aquatic pond life in your garden. They keep the air circulating for excellent oxygenation, and can be used to build an enchanting waterfall feature to make a design statement out of your garden pond!
Installing a pond pump and filter is simple and easy and doesn't require any special experience or tools.
The AllPetSolutions pond pumps all come with instructions and fitting advice, and we have summarised the most important steps here!
Positioning Your Pond Pumps in the Right Place
First things first, you need to decide on where to position your pond pump and filter.
If you're creating a water feature or fountain, now is the time to work out where it will look best (and have plenty of room to catch droplets on blustery days!).
You'll also need to make sure that the pond pump's placement is easy to reach from your powerpoint - there is nothing worse than fitting your pump and then realising it's too far away for the cable to reach.
Submersible pond with pump fittings should be placed on the bottom of your pond, about two inches from the base, and securely fastened with a brick or heavy slate. If you have a fitted pond pump and filter, you can attach the feet first, and then attach the pump to avoid slippage.
If you have purchased a fountain or water feature kit, this should be screwed into the top of the pond pump with the connector kit.
Power Supply for Pond Pumps
Once your pond pump and filter have been positioned, you need to make sure the power supply is working.
Remember - a qualified electrician should always install plugs and outlets, and a GFCI outlet (which has an automatic cut off when it makes contact with water) or pond switch junction box is an ideal safety precaution.
Test the water flow rate, and adjust the pump position, height, or nozzles to ensure you are happy with it.
Installing a Pond With Pump
It's important always to turn off mains electricity when installing and fitting your pump to be on the safe side.
Once the pump has been positioned and tested, you can cover the electrical cable with ornamental rocks, use a shallow trench, or use a flexible tube to secure the cable to a waterfall or fountain.
You can also use a clamp to secure your hose to the pump itself, making sure it isn't too tight that it causes damage or is difficult to remove.
And there you have it! Your new pond pumps are safely installed, and your fish are free to enjoy their fresh, clean, water habitat.