How to Keep Your Pond Pump in Good Condition
If you are using a pump in your pond or water feature, you know how important it is. Without it, your water would be stagnant, may not contain as much air, and you may run into problems with the health and well-being of your fish and plants. As with most appliances and machinery, the key to keeping your pond pump in good condition is to be proactive and give it regular maintenance. If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to taking care of your pond pump, here’s how! Non-Submersible If your pump is above water, you want to make sure it doesn’t get overheated. This can happen when it doesn’t have proper air flow. Nearby leaves and other debris can clog your pump and cause it to overheat. One way to keep your pump in good condition is to keep it free from leaves and debris. You can buy baskets to do just that! Submersible Pumps If your pump is located under the water it may still be subject to the same kind of problems. Most pumps will have a skimmer or filter used to collect debris. Make sure you are keeping these clear by regularly cleaning them out. You can also help to avoid buildup by keeping your pump in a cleaner spot. That’s right, by placing your pump on a stepping stone rather than at the bottom of your pond, you can help eliminate some of the debris that gets sucked in or near your pump. Besides trying to avoid debris, the best way to take care of your pond pump is with regular cleaning. If your pump is submersible, remove it from the water when it comes time to clean. Otherwise, take your pump apart and set the pieces aside. Begin by cleaning each piece individually with fresh water, taking special care to make sure you remove any residue and check for any damage. Water is enough to clean these parts; using anything else may damage the plants or fish in your pond when you return the pump to its place. It is especially important to check your pump’s filter and make sure it is clean and free from debris. As you continue your routine cleaning, you’ll want to check out all of the electrical cables on your pump. Everything should be well-connected, and there should be no wear-and-tear or damage. If you notice any cables that are damaged be sure to replace them immediately. Lastly, you’ll want to check the hose for blockages. As with the rest of your pump, give it a thorough cleaning. Regularly giving your pump attention is one sure way to keep your pond pump in good condition. If you run into problems or need replacement parts, contact the professionals at Pump Sellers. With more than 12 years in the business, you can be confident you’ll be getting expertise that only comes with years of experience. And when your pump has had a good, long life and it’s time for a replacement, let Pump Sellers get you access to the best products on the market at unbeatable prices. For any of your pump needs, don’t hesitate to contact Pump Sellers!