Garden Water Pump Buying Guide
This website provides practical advice on what to look for in a garden water pump, good brands of water garden pumps, components such as hoses and fittings and how to install and maintain a garden water pump in your garden pond.
What to look for in a garden water pump
Always buy a garden water pump that is designed for use in a garden pond. It’s just not worth it to try to save money by buying a pump such as a sump pump or a swimming pool pump that is designed to do something else. They will not be able to meet the demand of running continuously, and may cause you serious headaches in the long run.
When buying a garden water pump, you first need to know how much water the pump will be circulating in your garden pond. This determines what size of submersible pump to purchase. Measure or get a good estimate of the gallons or liters of water your pond contains before you go shopping for a pump. If you have a waterfall in your pond, you will need even more power behind your pump to push the water up.
Consider the energy cost of running your pump. Determine what it will cost per month or per year to run and how that will fit into your budget. It is better to pay more for a pump that will consume less energy than get a cheaper one that costs a lot to operate.
Look for brand-name pumps that have a good reputation. From my experience I can tell you that it just isn’t worth it to take a chance with a brand that doesn’t have a good reputation and track record.
Which brand of garden water pump is the best?
The Cal Pond System has simple solutions for your garden pond needs. No tools are needed to install their pumps. They have been around since 1958, making fine quality pumps. Clyde Pumps are also known for reliability. The Pond Market has a great website with high quality products. They have been in business eleven years and nine years on the internet. They have many resources to answer any questions you have about your garden pond pumps.
What does a garden water pump cost?
The cost of submersible pumps for your pond garden can run anywhere from forty dollars to a hundred or more depending on your needs. Do plenty of research before you buy one, as you want one that can do the job and cost as little as possible to run. And as mentioned above, it’s better to pay more for a pond pump that will consume less energy than get a cheaper one that costs a lot to operate.
When you go shopping for you garden water pump, you’ll quickly notice that certain pumps are more expensive than others for the same amount of pumping capacity. Although sometimes you are paying for a certain brand name when a generic or “house brand” could be just as good, it is also worth checking whether a pump is made out of better material or comes with a better warranty.
What to avoid in a water garden pump
You want to be careful about buying pumps that are not from a well-known manufacturer or backed by a good warranty. Find one that can offer you energy efficiency as well as trouble free operation. Avoid buying a regular sump pump or swimming pool pump for use in your yard pond. These will not hold up to the demands of running day and night as is required for a pond. Also, a sump pump can short out when it breaks down – sending dangerous electrical current through your pond.