Maintaining your Pond Pump is an essential element of keeping your pond in perfect order, and quite often gets overlooked until a problem emerges.
It is a good idea to give your pond pump and equipment a thorough check over to make sure there are no problems that need sorting. Especially in the Springtime before the pond season really kicks in.
Like most devices, pond pumps should be routinely maintained on a regular basis to ensure that they are in good working order when needed most. Performing checks, cleaning and replacing worn parts maximises performance and can significantly increase longevity.
Why is my Pond Pump Not Working?
A lot of people assume that if their pond pump stops working, you need to buy a whole new pump. The majority of the time this is not necessary and a simple fix can be just replacing specific parts of the pump that may have created a fault over time. Being submerged in water can see the mechanical components in Pond Pumps begin to suffer, so general care and maintenance is important for preventing unwanted long-term damage to your equipment. You will find that your pond pump can become clogged with all sorts of grime and dirt, so taking it apart and cleaning the pump will work wonders.
You can easily dismantle a pond pump to clean the components, and they should be cleaned before the start and again at the end of the pond season too. Something as simple as a chipped impeller is enough for a pump to under perform dramatically.
How to Maintain Your Pond Pump:
Before you start, make sure you turn off your pond pump and disconnect it from the mains.
Proceed to take apart your Pond Pump, making sure to keep all your screws and loose parts in a safe place. To remove the impeller, you will first need to remove the impeller housing which is usually secured by screws (See the manufacturers manual to get more information on how to do this). Be sure not to remove any screws that are not supposed to be removed.
Once the housing is removed, you should be able to pull out the impeller. At this point, you should be able to inspect it to see what condition it is in.
A lot of the time, your Pond Pump will be covered in silt, sediment, algae or other debris that will over time start to build up and cause problems.
For cleaning Pond Pumps, we recommend you use an effective cleaning solution such as Oase's AquaActiv Pump Clean 500ml, which provides a safe and efficient way of removing limescale and other deposits with ease.
Remove and clean the impeller using clean water, and check the overall working condition to see if there is any damage or excessive wear. The impeller should be able to freely rotate without resistance. At this point, you will be able to see whether the Impeller could do with being replaced or not.
Should it require replacing, we stock a wide range of spare Impellers for Oase, Pontec, Fishmate and Hozelock pumps which can be found here: https://aquatix-2u.co.uk/collections/pump-impellers-and-service-kits
Proceed to clean the rest of the unit, removing any sludge or debris, then you can start putting your Pond Pump back together ready to get back to work.
Here at Aquatix-2u, we hold a large and varied catalogue of pond spares for a wide range of brands to enable you to get up and running in no time. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please don’t hesitate to get in touch as we will do our best to assist you.
Should a none repairable fault be found or you would simply like to upgrade, you can view our extensive range of Pond Pumps suitable for any pond on the link below.
Click Here: https://aquatix-2u.co.uk/collections/pond-pumps
And don't forget about your filtration system, which in its own right requires general care and maintenance too.
For a full guide to keeping your pond filter in working order, Click Here: https://aquatix-2u.co.uk/blogs/news/keep-your-pond-filter-in-working-order