There’s nothing like sitting by the garden pond, enjoying a nice relaxing drink while the fish splash around. The sound of moving water is enough to make you drift off asleep.
But in order to enjoy these moments, you need to put in some hard work to make sure that your pond can provide you with the relaxation and pleasure that it was intended for.
An important tool in creating the perfect pond, is the pond pump. Pond pumps can truly bring your pond to life. A pump helps to maintain the health of your pond by circulating and aerating the water. This means that the oxygen levels in the water will be kept high to keep your fish healthy.
But it’s not a case of picking any old pump. There are three different types to choose from with each offering a different advantage.
Feature pumps operate pebble pool fountains, ornaments or self contained features. They are not the best one to use for a garden pond though.
General purpose pumps can operate fountains, waterfalls and filters simultaneously. These can be used in most ponds and are great for fountains .
Solid handling pumps are designed to allow larger soft solids to pass through, making these pumps great for filtration. They are also perfect for waterfalls because they don’t clog up easily.