Garden Water Pumps
Garden water pumps are primarily used to move water, liquids and other
semi-solid materials. These pumps are used to irrigate lawns, supply water to ponds, and even help in the
beautification of the garden through the institution of water fountains, waterfalls and sprinklers. These pumps are
also used to drain ponds and move semi-solid sludge from one’s garden.
Garden Water Pumps Maintains A Balance In The
Another important function of these pumps is that it helps to keep the ecosystem in the garden
and pond healthy. It acts as an aerator. As it moves the water, it injects air into the water. Thus, garden
water pumps give additional supply of air needed by all the living organisms within the pond’s ecosystem to
Furthermore, continuously flowing water prevents the overgrowth of algae in the pond. When used
to create water fountains and waterfalls, garden water pumps help to dehumidify the air and cool down the
temperature of the surrounding areas.
Different Types Of Garden Water Pumps
Because of the many functions of garden water pumps, different types and sizes have been
developed to cater to the specific function that it will serve. The most commonly used include: submersible,
external, magnetic and direct drive pumps.
Submersible garden water pumps can be used to draw water, aerate the pond and even drain it. The
submersible water pump is placed directly inside the pond, preferably in
the deepest portion to ensure that it is completely underwater. This makes the installation easy for there is no
need to create a casing or housing to hide it from view. It operates with very minimal noise, thus maintaining
the tranquility of the garden.
For big garden ponds and heavy duty pump requirements in the garden, the external garden water
pumps are highly recommended. The cost of purchasing one is an investment, for it will
come out cheaper than the other types of pumps in the long run because it is easy to repair and maintain. At the
same time there is an assurance of long-lasting performance. The downside is that it is difficult to install, as
it is quite large as compared to the other pumps. This also necessitates the additional expense for the creation
of a casing or housing to hide it from view. The size accounts for its capability to give greater force and
power, which also results in emitting loud noises when in use thus disturbing the tranquility of the garden.
For irrigation purposes, magnetic drive garden water pumps have the power to move water effectively and efficiently. Although
lacking in power to lift water, it is able to irrigate the garden well at lesser costs. Since it uses magnets to
rotate the impeller and pump water, it functions without any need for oil. There is no need for lubrication
therefore its maintenance cost is greatly reduced.
Fountains and waterfalls require more pump power, as water needs to be lifted against earth’s
gravity. For this purpose the direct drive garden water pumps is best suited because its motor is directly powered by
electricity. Since greater force is needed to push the water, the consequent electricity consumption is also
higher than other types of pumps. But the additional expense is well worth it when one appreciates the beauty,
serenity and peace in the ambiance created by the cascading waterfall or the refreshing coolness in the air
brought about by the fountain.