Pond Pump Faqs

Pond Pumps

What is the purpose of a pond pump?

A pond pump is an essential piece of equipment for any garden pond. It’s responsible for moving water to a filter waterfall fountain or water feature , ensuring your pond remains healthy and fresh.

There are different types of pumps available, including fountain pumps. These are designed to create beautiful water features.

How long do pond pumps last for?

The exact lifespan of a pond pump can vary depending on its quality, type, and usage. Generally, high-quality pumps are capable of lasting up to five years or more with regular cleaning and maintenance. On the other hand, low-quality pumps tend to last for only a year or two before needing to be changed. As a guides a good quality pump should come with a manufacturer’s warranty of 3 years or more.

How often should a pond pump be replaced?

Keep in mind that pumps used more frequently have a shorter lifespan than those which are used less often. Additionally, keep an eye out for signs of wear or damage, as these can signal that it’s time for a new pump. Most pond pumps only need replacing when there is a failure such as when moving replaceable parts such as an impeller have been checked and are working correctly meaning it cannot be repaired.

Does a pond always need a pump?

It’s highly recommended to have a pump for a fish or wildlife pond. This helps circulate the water, increasing oxygen , keeping it healthy. Pond Pump as often used to feed a filter, which helps remove debris and maintain water quality.

Where should I place my pump?

The best place to position your pump is at the lowest point in the pond for a filter pump. This ensures that water is pulled from the deepest part and pumped throughout the system. It also helps protect the pump from any where debris and solid material collect .

For a Fountain  pump  position it so that the fountain does not splash water out of the pond, or allow the water to easily be blown out of the pond from the fountain. This will reduce the need for frequent top ups..

Pumps to run a waterfall should be positioned above the lowest point to reduce pump maintenance due to debris blocking the intake filter.

Can you have two pumps in a pond?

You can run any number of pumps within reason. Having a dedicated pump for the filter, the waterfall and the fountain would be the optimum solution , but only really needed or required for a large pond where one multipurpose pump cannot easily  supply the flow required for all the desired features and functions.

Do pond pumps use a lot of electricity?

The electricity consumption of pond pumps and filter systems is certainly worth consideration as circulation should be maintained continuously throughout the year, 24 hours a day.

All pumps have a wattage given by the manufacturer. You can use this wattage in an electricity cost calculator to establish the running costs. Please take into account that some pumps can be turned down and therefore reduce the wattage during the winter for example.

If you’re looking for an energy efficient pump, check out our Amphibious IQ 6000-12000. Powerful, yet economical, this pump suits any pond during any season.

Our Pond Pump Scrappage Scheme is also here to help you save money and reduce energy costs.

Recycle your old pump and get rewarded with £25 OFF a new Blagdon Amphib IQ energy saver pond pump. This new pump will give you better control of your energy usage. The scheme is open to everyone, whether you’re upgrading your pump or just looking to save on energy costs. Visit your nearest Blagdon retailer and join this money-saving recycling scheme today!

Can pond pumps be repaired?

Depending on the issue, you may be able to solve the problem yourself with a few simple tools and basic knowledge of how the pump works.

Common issues that can cause issues include:

  • Clogged impellers
  • Broken seals
  • Cable damage
  • Worn impeller bearings
  • Blown fuses

We stock a range of spare parts for pond pumps in case you need to repair or replace one. For more information on pond pumps, please check out Pond pump Q&As.

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