It is possible to turn off the fountain or waterfall without turning off the ‘life support system’. If you turn the flow adjuster completely to divert the flow to the pond, this maintains circulation and oxygenation to the fish and ‘life support system’. Turn the flow adjuster completely to the in pool diverter and feel the flow going into the pond. This is also a good option if you are away. It will prevent excessive evaporation/water loss but will maintain the flow of water in the pond.
We also recommend that you turn the fountain or waterfall off briefly when you feed your fish. This helps you too see clearly into the pond and enjoy your fish feeding. It also prevents the food getting churned up with the water.
You shouldn’t turn the entire unit off if you have fish as it is running and maintaining a biological filter to keep healthy water quality. Turning off the Inpond may also encourage green water.