Whether big or tiny, a water feature can significantly improve your outdoor setting. The sound of bubbling or moving water adds is very calming, providing tranquility and cooling effects. It dulls background noise such as motion, traffic and the sunlight displayed on the water reflects light creating a wonderful and soothing atmosphere. Water features come in different shapes, styles, and sizes, and creating your own in your yard provides you with a tranquil garden design that can attract birds and butterflies.
The best water features always have a circulating pump to move the water and keep it clean. The circulating pump comes with a filter that cleans mobile material to keep the water healthy. The water movement also oxygenates the water to keep it healthy for fish and plants and discourages pests like mozzies.
So how do you install your PumpBiz water circulating pump?
First, design the fountain.
You need to consider the design of your fountain or water feature before installing the pump. The floor of the water feature must be big enough to hold the pump and also deep enough to keep the pump submerged for extended periods while it is in use. It is best to integrate a fine wire mesh over the pump to keep away debris that can fall into the fountain, especially if it is exposed to elements. You can use concrete creatively to create a one-of-a-kind water feature.
After designing the fountain, now comes the best part of installing the pump. Firstly, you have to pick the pump wisely, depending on your water feature. The larger the fountain, the bigger the pump you need to circulate the water around the whole design.
Generally, a small quality pump can efficiently push around 50gallons of water in a modest water feature. If you use a small pump, the water will not move at the rate you want it to bubble or break over the waterfall steps.
Ensure you have a submersible pump with enough capacity to circulate at least half the total volume of water that your water feature can hold within an hour. That ensures your water feature works as intended.
The pump installation
The pump installation process should only take a few minutes as long as everything else is in place, including the fountain shape, tubing, and resin form. Here is a step-by-step process.
- Place the pump in the fountain with the water outtake pipe in an elevated position or facing upwards. Note that the pump must be on a level surface to function well.
- Then hold in place the tubing that goes through the reservoir to the water outtake pipe.
- Submerse the pump deep in the fountain, ensuring it is covered by water.
- Then pull the cord designed for an electrical plug and connect it to your grounded power source.
- With that, you should hear the sound of the pump operating. If not, check the pump installation manual to troubleshoot any problem with the pump.
Circulating water pumps are quiet and unobtrusive, making the sound of the circulating water remain audible.