Sunday, June 23, 2013

Pond Filtration

Pond Filters

Pond filtration is one of the most important components in maintaining a healthy and balanced ecosystem. Quality filtration equipment is necessary to maintain optimum water quality. Discount Pumps offers a wide selection of quality pond filtration to suit any budget or water garden.

Submersible Pond Filters- These innovative pond filters are low profile and designed to be unobtrusive in the bottom of the pond. Their large filter area means less frequent cleaning. More than one filter can be connected to a pump using a tee fitting. These pond filters offer mechanical, chemical and biological filtration.

External Pressurized Pond Filters- The presence of a large population of uni-cellullar algae causes green water. This algae is a pondkeeper's nightmare. "Pea soup" conditions caused by algae are unattractive and threaten fish health by using up oxygen. Green water occurs in most ponds and can be very difficult to eliminate. When green water is pumped through the UV Clarifier, the algae are exposed to ultra-violet light. As they pass around the UV lamp, these particles are flocculated ( clumped together). Water circulation carries them to the filter, which removes them, leaving behind only clean water.

Not all Sewage Pumps are equal!

We have so many customers that us to order a sewage pump, they have all the specs figured out, and expect that they will have good pressure at their height. But not all pumps are created equal! All the specs might b figured correctly, but if you are working with a pressurized city main, you will need a high pressure sewage pump. You need a much high PSI when working with a pressurized city main, and a lot of sewage pumps don't have the necessary PSI.

When looking to purchase a new sewage pump that will be tapping into the city main, contact your cities public works to find out what PSI you need. That will save a lot of headaches.

If you are connecting to another septic or a gravity fed main, take a look at our wide selection of quality sewage pumps at great prices.

Floating Pond Aerator vs. Floating Pond Fountain

What is the difference between an Pond Aerator and a Pond Fountain?

Significant Difference between a fountain and an aerator!

Most lake and pond fountains are designed with a pump, and quite often many companies use a basic sump pump. Many of these are the same less expensive pumps that can be purchased from your local hardware store. They were originally intended to pump out basements or commercial buildings, not to be used in fountains.

Sump pumps simply cannot pump the volume of water necessary to create a lake or pond decorative display aerator. These pumps were not designed to move high volumes of water. They are intended to pump with substantial water pressure so they can pump water far distances through long hoses effectively.

Unlike floating pond fountains, decorative display lake aerators need to move high volumes of water in order to do a few things:
• Effectively aerate the pond or lake by moving as much water as possible while refreshing stagnant water. (Destratification)
• Impress the landscape or waterscape not only with its visual appearance but also with the tranquil sound of a mountain stream nearby.
• Do all of this in a very efficient manner.

We understand this problem and does not buy pumps of any kind to be used in our fountains. In fact we use heavy duty all stainless steel motors that rotate a high quality propeller that is also made entirely of stainless steel. It works very similar to how a boat propeller works. Water never enters the motor and the propeller literally throws an extraordinarily high volume of the water into the air. Therefore there is no pump to clog nor is there any small pipe outlets to obstruct.

While most 1 hp fountains can only "pump" 3,000 to 8,000 gallons per hour, our 1 horsepower decorative display aerator can "THROW" an astounding 30,000 gallons per hour into the air. AND while the other company's 2 hp fountains can only "pump" a mere 5,000 to 10,000 gallons per hour, a 2 horse power decorative display lake  aerator can "THROW" an astounding 34,000 gallons per hour into the air.

WOW! That's a lot of water!