Question about Fountains & Ponds

1 Answer

Pond pump not working

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.

Posted by on

  • lewsnut Mar 21, 2009

    My pump was working fine then it stopped pumping water more than about 6" high. The motor seemed to be running fine so I took apart the pumping aparatus to see if anything was clogged and it wasn't. I am wondering if some part is worn out. The impellar looked good to me however. I'd rather fix it than buy a new one. I have been well pleased with it's performance.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 49 Answers

Well first thing is to locate pump and then check to see if the screen is plugged. turn power off and check inlet tub of pump for sticks, rocks,or leaves in it that can plug the suction on it

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a brand new hozelock easyclear 6000 pond pump. When I plugged it in.....nothing!. Outdoor electrical socket working ok. The pond is newly built so their are no leaves or sludge in the pond, in-fact...


Sorry to hear of your setback but hopefully we can get you back to worrying about your pond occupants rather than the equipment. First remove the filter cover and filter and give the impeller a gentle turn to feel if the bearing or motor is jammed. If it turns freely try powering the unit to check if the impeller turns, sometimes the impeller needs a little bump to get it moving at first. If nothing still happens return the pump for a replacement.

Mar 28, 2011 | Imperial Garden Products OSI Submersible...

1 Answer

I would like to know if there is any danger to my pond fish with the use of thei pond deicer?


i installed one of these in my grandpas pond and we all thought it would cook the fish but we were surprised when i didnt if you in doubt go with one thats not so high on the watts.

Dec 07, 2010 | Allied Precision Industries API7521 1500...

1 Answer

MY WATER PUMP IN MY SMALL POND HAS BEEN WORKING FOR ABOUT 5 YEARS. ALL OF SUDDEN IT STOPPED. WE TRIED TO LOCATE IT AND IT APPEARS TO BE UNDER THE PLASTIC BOTTOM OF THE POND. WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT BEFORE MY...


Find your main suction line and be sure it is clear. Also be sure their is no false rocks or sumps to hide the pump. When you get to the pump if it is under water make sure it is clear and not air locked. If under the pond be sure it is clear of dirt and you will need to take apart to check the impeller. Before you do these things check all power in and out of switches or clocks and be sure the motor is running. If it is a submersible pump you will probably change the whole thing if the motor is out. If it is outside the pond just the motor and seals should do the job. Good luck.

Oct 12, 2010 | Fountains & Ponds

1 Answer

When do i add fishes to the pond


you should wait a week to make sure that everything is stable in pond and add your fish, avoid too many fish and overfeeding them. enjoy your fish pond, i love them.

Apr 23, 2010 | Tetra Aquarem Pond Water Clarifier / Size...

1 Answer

How to clean and re-start a Savio WM3600 GPH pond pump


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!

Apr 10, 2009 | Fountains & Ponds

1 Answer

Cleaning a garden pond pump


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

Mar 17, 2009 | Aqua Fountains & Ponds

1 Answer

Aerate a pond


I live near Memphis TN so don't have that pesky "frozen water" problem. However, I do aerate my 2,500 gal goldfish pond with a Oase Biosys Skimmer (free standing/ floating skimmer) which is powered by a Laguna fountain pump. I attached a small pipe on the discharge end of the pump & set the pump so that this pipe is a few inches below the water's surface. The discharge provides a small fountain effect that keeps the surface moving while aerating the water. The skimmer keeps the leaves / debris off the top of the water the pump keeps the water moving...and moving water will not freeze. Hope this helps
Raincreek

Dec 24, 2008 | Aquascape Designs Aquascape - AquaForce...

2 Answers

Pump goes on and off


Does the pump have thermall protection? It sounds like its getting hot and tripping the thermal protection switch in the pump windings.

Oct 06, 2008 | Sunterra 450gph Pond Pump

1 Answer

24HR working pump question


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

Aug 27, 2008 | Little Giant Submersible Sump Pump, 1/4 Hp

Not finding what you are looking for?
Fountains & Ponds Logo

Related Topics:

1,847 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Fountains & Ponds Experts

Daniel

Level 2 Expert

123 Answers

nathan

Level 3 Expert

634 Answers

Jay Finke
Jay Finke

Level 3 Expert

1222 Answers

Are you a Fountain and Pond Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...