Solar Powered Pond Pumps
Solar powered pond pumps are the best answer to the problems faced by pond
owners. These include high cost of electricity, wiring limitations, preservation of the tranquility of the pond,
and maintenance of the overall natural ambiance of the pond.
How Solar Powered Pond Pumps Work
Solar powered pond pumps harness the sun’s energy. Solar panels receive the sunlight
and convert it into useable energy through the use of an inverter. From the inverter the energy is either directly
connected to the pump or passes through a storage battery and then onto the pump. So, in all solar pumping systems
the most basic equipment will be the solar panel or array, the inverter and the pump. In order to obtain the
highest yield in energy it would be better to place the solar panels in a location that receives the greatest
sunlight and to arrange the panels to face the sun in order to directly receive the sunlight.
To further maximize the solar powered pond pumps it would be better to install a storage
battery. With energy stored, the pump can run even when there is no sunlight. This would prevent the installation
of another energy source for the pump in the evenings. A battery is so much cheaper than purchasing electricity
wires, costs of installation and the consequent electricity consumption. For example, if the option is to use
gasoline, the expense of having to purchase gas at intervals, refilling the pump tank and the possibility of a burn
out are all too bothersome.
Advantages Of Using Solar Powered Pond Pumps
Solar powered pond pumps are safe to use and are also safe for the environment. Electricity and
gasoline both use fossil fuels for energy and its use emits hazardous substances into the air. Aside from the
harmful substances the use of fossil fuels contributes to the depletion of natural resources and is harmful to the
Another advantage of using solar powered pond pumps is that it is cost efficient. Basically, the
only expense is in purchasing the basic equipment as the source of the energy is free. Sunlight is free. There is
no need to purchase a lot of wires. Even installation costs can be avoided for a solar powered pond pumps
installation is generally easy and one may not require the assistance of experts.
Solar powered pond pumps operate with very little or no noise at all, thus it preserves the peace and
tranquility of the pond. The purpose of the pond to provide a relaxing and quiet atmosphere is fulfilled. This
ambiance is further advanced by the fact that solar pumps can easily be concealed in the greenery or amidst
garden plants. Except for the long pipe that lifts the panels high into the air, that can be easily placed near
the wall or a corner of the garden, there are no dangling wires running all throughout the garden. This makes
the solar pond pumps capable of creating the ideal ambiance for a garden pond.
But do solar powered pond pumps work as hard or with great power to move water just like other pumps? The
answer is yes. Solar pumps are also used in daily ground water use, agricultural irrigation and garden
fountains. So with all that power and the aforementioned advantages, wouldn’t a reasonable pond owner choose the
solar powered pond pumps over all the rest? However, if you are really
concern about having greater power for your pond pump to move heavy volume of water, you may want to take a look
at the popular Hozelock pond pumps.