“I need to replace my pond pump.” This may be you! Finding the properly sized pump can be confusing. Should you buy a pump online? Should you get it from a contractor? What kind of information should you look for on the pump box?
How long will the typical pond pump operate? We have seen people run down to the hardware store, grab an inexpensive pump off the shelf, and throw it in the pond. Two years later that pump fails, so they do the same thing again and repeat. If your pump lasted only 1-3 years, it’s probably not the right pump. When properly sized, we regularily see pumps last 6-10 years.
Below are six things to consider and to understand before purchasing a new pond pump.
There are many details when choosing a new pond pump. This post skims the surface of pump specs. If you have further questions or need help, contact us to set up a free phone consultation with a service technician.
By Jeff Chudek, Master certified Aquascape contractor, builder of many ponds
Jeff Chudek has been building ponds and waterfalls professionally since 2005. As a kid, his favorite time of year was spring, because the spring thaw created so much mud and puddles, and all the trees and plants were waking up. He loves figuring out the best way to use something, and fixing things that are broken. He's good at coming up with ideas, and helping choose the best idea for you.