I recently moved to a house with a small pond with fish (I know nothing about either). The pump was working fine, but now doesn't seem to be, though it is trying to work - the motor (?) sounds OK it's just not getting any water through. I'm worried that without the pump getting oxygen in to the water the fish will die. What could be wrong with the pump? (Oh - it's a submerged pump). Not only do I not know anything about pumps but I have no idea how its been installed so therefore, no idea what to look for or where to look. Any / all help most appreciated. Many thanks, Liz.
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drain fish pond see what kind material the liner is made of and trouble shoot get a bulge pump pump the water into something that can hold it maybe like a kiddies swimming pool or something like a bigger yard swimming pool for fish and water wlmart sells swimming pools
Yes and no. Waterfalls in outdoor ponds do providecirculation by moving the water around and keeping it from becomingstagnant. This does however, create acurrent which is not always ideal when trying to grow plants or if you arehousing small fish in your aquarium. Astrong current can make it difficult for plants to take root and can be tootiring for small fish to succeed in.
This is a lot of pump for a fish pond. You should use the safe-guards as you would find in a pool, two drain's separated by 3 or so feet and/or a couple skimmers. You dont want the fish getting pulled into the drains/skimmers. It will also be a lot of $ to run the pump compared to a smaller 'fish pond' pump ... of course your pond may be much larger than the average garden variety.
Personally, I dont think this is a good idea for a small pond. Tell me more about your pond.
After checking the power supply to the pump, we found a short and have temporarily fixed the problem by plugging the pump into the house! I will need to buy a new electrical outlet. Just glad it wasn't the pump. That would have been difficult to get out of the skimmer to replace it! I am planning to drain the pond in a couple weeks and hope to be able to clean the pump then. My fish are happy now!
Clarke is a UK line of garden pumps. I advise visiting the following website where once you a photo of a similiar style pump they offer a downloadable manual:http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/categories/search/miscellaneous-pumps
Utility Pumps: Utility pumps draw water through openings that screen out debris. When placing one into a pond, use a pump sock or other enclosure to reduce the amount of cleaning needed. If you use a pump sock, be aware that sock-like screening can cause a dry pump situation.
Solids Pumps: These pumps draw water through a large opening and pump small debris through without clogging. For this reason, they can be placed into a pond without prefilters. Note, however, that this type is not safe for ponds with fish, frogs or other aquatic animals