Choosing the right pump is extremely important to having a healthy, beautiful water feature. The most important key to having clean water is to have constant movement and aeration. Stagnant water will allow unwanted algae and mosquitoes to reproduce on the surface of the water.
Not enough aeration can lead to low levels of oxygen in the water and that can be harmful to fish and other aquatic life. Also, if your pond or waterfall pump is too small or not strong enough, it may not be able to move enough water fast enough to keep it healthy.
Charming & simple
Our fountain pumps run quietly and efficiently, never getting in the way of creating a peaceful and therapeutic atmosphere for your outdoor living space. The functions and accessories of our fountain pumps allow for a great variety of creative applications and implementations. A bubbling stone, a foam fountain, and a 3 tier water spray are just a few ways to incorporate a modern design aesthetic to your water feature.
TIP! To determine the necessary pumping height, measure from the water line up.
A dependable pond pump is needed for the circulation of water. OASE pond pumps are not only reliable they are extremely durable, energy efficient and operate quietly for years to come. The smaller size and structure allow for these pumps to be placed discretely throughout a pond to assist in the movement of water.
Calculating the Size of Your Pond. We recommend circulating the water in the pond at least one time per hour (measure in feet).
For circular ponds, Diameter x Diameter x Depth x 5.9 = Total Gallons Of Water (Total Volume)
For rectangular ponds, Length x Width x Depth x 7.5 = Total Gallons Of Water (Total Volume)
Exquisite visual effect
In order to power a waterfall or stream, a pump with higher flow rate and head height is needed. The newest line of Waterfall Pumps by OASE has been tested extensively in the toughest conditions and has proven to be sturdy and reliable. The size of these pumps allows for perfect placement within any skimmer box or tucked away within the body of water.
Which pump is right?
The basic rule of thumb is that you need 100 GPH of flow for every 1 inch of width for your waterfall to achieve a "Sheet" look. Example: If you have an 8-inch wide waterfall and the waterfall is at a height of 5 feet, then you need a pump that delivers 800 GPH at 5 feet.
If you prefer a more subtle flow of water, cut the flow rate in half, making 50 GPH your target for every 1-inch of waterfall width.
If you prefer a more robust flow of water, double the flow rate, making 200 GPH your target for every 1 inch of waterfall width.
TIP! Take friction loss into account when selecting a pump. Remember, this results from bends in the water flow such as an elbow or bringing the flow through a pressure filter prior to delivering to the waterfall. For this reason, it is recommended to use a dedicated pump that is plumbed directly to the waterfall and a separate pump for filters and water features.