Pond Pumps

When adding fish, do I need a pump/filter?

Question: good morning, I have recently acquired a pre- formed pond, which contains 300 gallons. I would like it to contain some goldfish, and aquatic plants. Is a pump alone enough or do I need a filter as well? Could you recommend what is best to keep a clean, healthy environment. Thanks for your time.…

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Pump filter always getting clogged

Question: Doc, I have a ~200 gallon Koi pond. The pump feeds the water to a slightly larger filter with UV. The problem I am having is that I am having to clean out the smaller filter attached to the pump on a daily basis. When it gets real hot, sometimes 2wice a day. I…

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Size of Waterfall Pump

Question: I have a pond and I need a new pump for my waterfall. I have a 35′ run of 1 1/4″ pipe with a 4′ rise. I’m looking for maximum flow. What can you recommend? Answer: Any of the Cal Pump Waterfall Pumps (above 1200 gph) will fit on that pipe and do a…

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Pump Care

Question: Hi, I know I am not supposed to haul the pump out by its’ power cord, but there is no other way to get it out of the pond. Any ideas on how to remedy this situation before I ruin my pump. Thank you, Carol Answer: Hi Carol, the easiest would be to tie…

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The right pump

Question: I currently have a Sunterra 1250GPH pump. I bought a pre-form 18″ waterfall. The current pump does not produce enough volume for the waterfall to flow completely across the 18″ of the waterfall. Instead it only drips. Could you recommend a pump that will last when it is on continuously, energy efficient and produce…

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