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I have an Aquascape SFA3000 pond pump. The flow rate has reduced to about 1/2 of what it was. The impeller spins when it is plugged in, so it appears that it is not jammed. The problem is that I need the full flow to make it to the waterfall and work properly.

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NEED filter box to keep pond cleaner and pump healthier, the gunk will just build and cause pump loss and aggravation.

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Called my installer who recommended replacing it with the Aquasurge model. Keeping my fingers crossed this one lasts.

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SOURCE: rebuild kit for the Aquascape SFA3000 Pump???

I have had the same problem everyone else has had with these pumps. I did serious research on these pumps and came up with a rebuild kit some parts bought some I make. I did mine 2 years ago and still working like a champ and have done over 20 locally with no problems. If your pump is noisy or the impeller has fallen off (typical) due to water getting in the unit and causing the bearings to fail email me and I can rebuild your pump. The process is simple send me the pump I will look at it and see if it can be rebuilt at NO CHARGE if it can be rebuilt you will save over 60% of a new one. Don't spend $349 - $599 on a new one let me look at it for free if I can rebuild it great if not you will have to buy a new one. I am not a dealer for any pumps so you will not have to worry about me selling you a pump and if you want the old one back pay the shipping and it it all yours.

Posted on Mar 09, 2010

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The trick to a koi pond is filtration and the pump is part of it. What you want is a pump that will move the water about once an hour. So a 6-700 gal / hr pump would be minimum. But with a 3 ft waterfall you may need a 1500 to 3000 gal/hr pump. The box will tell you the gal/hr at a 3' head.
Now how do you keep the pump inlet from clogging? How about we only pump clean water. You do that with a gravity flow settling chamber. You need a outlet in your pond going to another big chamber where the fish muck can settle to the bottom. You can put filter material across the settling chamber. Remember the wider and slower the water the better. The solids will settle by gravity requiring less filters or filter cleaning. So then at the top of this chamber you now have clean water from there you can pump. Also with the fish waste settled you won't be grinding it up into a pump making a fine slurry that is always perfect for a summer long pea soup algae bloom.
Now at this point you should spray the water out causing the most oxygenation you can. This is where the beneficial bacteria can turn fish ammonia to nitrates and then to the much less toxic nitrates that floating plants and others love to feed on creating a balanced pond. These bacteria are aerobic and want maximum oxygen in the water. So design the bio filter with a media that is light and has maximum surface area. Keep this area out of direct sun and dont let the water blast the bacteria off the media. From there let the water fall back into the pond adding even more oxygen. My 500 gal pond uses these ideas and I only clean the pump inlet and the prefilter 1 or 2 times a year and the biofilter has never needed cleaning. There are many ways to keep a koi pond but the closer you stick to these rules the healthier your pond and fish will be and the less maintenance they will need.

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