Showing posts with label floating pump. Show all posts
Showing posts with label floating pump. Show all posts

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Natural Pond Pumps

If have a large drainage area on property that is half the time a "pond"..can fill this up and recycle water ?
How costly would it be to buy a pump large enough to recycle water in a pond that is say 100 feet wide and 100 feet long and 6 feet deep?

Where does the pump sit and how costly as well to have a thing that shoots the water up a bit in the middle to recycle this water?

How difficult to maintain this?

Can I grow lilly pads and lotus planets with this water shooting up a bit too?

You can buy 'floating' pumps to move water in a pond that large. The cost will be determined by how large the pump is and how long you run it every day.
Yes you can grow water lilies and lotuses assuming the pond is in the sun. Be sure to keep them both away from the pump so water does not fall on them.
The pump sits in a ring like an inner tube. You can buy them already in the ring and must anchor them in the pond.
Be sure to keep your plants in pots and repot them often or they will take over the pond and you will have a full time job just keeping them from taking over.

Monday, November 30, 2009

BIG fountains

I often get questions about huge fountains.  People try to put a fountain in a large pond, usually a natural bottom pond and find that the pump clogs up fast and the fountain stops working.

You will see fountains like the one in the photo at shopping centers and casinos.  This one is near a shopping mall near my house.  If you look closely, you can see that the fountain floats.  At no time can a huge fountain like this one be on the bottom of any pond or it will try to suck up debris and burn out quickly.

If you have a huge pond at home and want to use something like this, watch that the wind does not blow the water out and cause the level to drop to dangerous levels.  Sometimes you have to give in and install a float valve to keep the pond full of water.