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What is the differance between utility pump and solid pump?

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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

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My little giant pumps intermittently and its the second one i had do this!

water being pumped have high solids content ? , get sample in clear glass let set overnight look at bottom closely , Lots of stuff settle down there ? if so your gonna need a filter of sorts to remove solids before pump gets a hold of it

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Submersible utility pump needs oil,what kind should I use in it.

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Saving money

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