Many homeowners have started to realise the benefits of having a water fountain in and around their homes. Stress relief and relaxation are listed as key benefits of fountains, as well as being aesthetically appealing.

However, fountains are not only a beneficial as a soul soother. A fountain pump helps to keep your pond in a healthy condition, as the water will not become stagnant due to the distribution of oxygen through your water feature.

Size does matter

The size of your fountain pump depends largely on the size of your water feature, and what you want it to do. For example, do you need it just for circulation, or are you spraying water into the air and need a little more power for that extra flourish?

A quick way to choose the right sized fountain pump is to determine if it can circulate half the water in your pond in an hour, at a minimum. Another factor would be what is living in your water feature. For example, bigger fish need more oxygen and this needs to be factored in when selecting a fountain pump.

Fountain pump options

There are a number of different types of fountain pumps for you to choose from, including direct drive, external and submersible. Depending on your requirements, we can help to ascertain exactly what your needs are.

  • The direct drive pump motors are powered by electricity. They work best for waterfalls or fountains.
  • External pumps are best when you have a large area of water which needs to be circulated. It is generally more reliable although, slightly noisier than the submersible pump.
  • The submersible pump is designed to go completely under the water, essentially in the deepest part of your water feature.

The correct fountain pump, and the accommodating fountain, can become a beautiful and restful feature in your home without very little effort. Added benefits of a fountain include its natural humidifying properties, and the ability to reduce air pollution.

The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Pool Spa and Filtration Supplies will happily answer any questions you might have regarding fountain pumps, do not hesitate to phone, or read more on our website.