External vs. Submersible Pumps. Which One Should You Use?

 


Article by: Brett Fogle

For many people, it's never been a question of whether to use a submersible pump , Decorative Garden Accents vs. an external pump , Straw Bale Culture Technique because most people have smaller ponds , Think Vintage for Your Garden and are used to just using a submersible pump. , Feng Shui In the Garden They're easy to install, and are pretty reliable - so why even consider an external pump?

There are a couple of reasons...

But before we go into that, let's briefly talk about the benefits of submersible pumps , Harmonize Your Yard: 8 Ways to Add Feng Shui Outdoors first. For obvious reasons, a submersible pump is named as such because it is designed to be placed in the pond, and submerged under the water. , Learn How to Enhance Your Habitat

These are the easiest of all pumps , Budget For Your Garden to install, just drop them in the water , Bamboo: a Versatile and Renewable Resource and plug them in - and you're ready to do. Of course, you might have some quick plumbing , Think Vintage for Your Garden to do, attaching a hose to the waterfall or to a submersible filter (another article entirely), but other than that - that's pretty much all there is to it.

Submersible pumps , Think Vintage for Your Garden range in size or gallons per hour, from 50 GPH all the way up to 50,000 gallons per hour, but for most ponds , A Guide for Servicing Your Chainsaw - pumps anywhere from 350 GPH to 4000 GPH will do just fine...

So why might you also consider an external pump , How To Make Moss On Your Landscape Rocks And Garden Statues instead?

Here are a couple reasons. First, external pumps , Hydroponics Gardening verses Organic Gardening: Which Grows the Best Cannabis? can much more energy efficient. Now, a typical swimming pool or spa pump , Orchid Care won't usually fall , Organic Solutions For Pest Control into this category - so be careful not to compare apples to oranges! Pool pumps , Feng Shui In the Garden can also be huge energy , Bird Feeders: Look Who's Coming to Dinner hogs, so always check the amps to compare different pumps , Feng Shui In the Garden together. Anything over 10 amps will draw a significant amount of $$ out of your pocket every month in electrical costs.

The external pumps , Dutch Tulips that we are talking about are designed specifically for ponds , Learn How to Enhance Your Habitat and water gardens, , Flower Bulb Catalogs and are engineered for energy efficiency. I'm not sure why those folks in the swimming pool and spa industry haven't figured out how to , Orchid Care this yet, but I'm sure they'll catch on sooner or later.

I'm inclined to think the average pond , The Magic Plant Copier owner is a bit more intelligent than the average pool owner. Why else would someone choose a pool over a pond? Unless of course you have both, but at any rate - let's just assume that we're talking about external pond pumps , The Plant Philanthropist here.

For comparison, a typical 4000 GPH (gallons per hour) submersible pond pump , Think Vintage for Your Garden will typically draw anywhere from 10 amps all the way up to 15 amps, depending on the brand. This can really burn a hole in your wallet (or pocketbook) on a monthly basis, and in some parts of the country will run you $50 - $70 in energy , What to Feed Your Fish During Colder Winter Months costs.

In contrast, a comparatively rated external pond , Learn How to Enhance Your Habitat pump like the William Lim Wave I External Pump (https://www.macarthurwatergardens.com/Pumps/wave_pump_for_ponds.htm) is rated at 4380 GPH at 3.47 feet of head, and only draws 2.3 amps - that's 3/4 less energy , Starting a Wildflower Garden consumption than the submersible pumps.

When you start getting into larger ponds, , 5 Things To Consider Before Purchasing a Push Reel Mower 1000 gallons up to 20,000 and above - it's usually a good idea to look into these more energy , What to Feed Your Fish During Colder Winter Months efficient pumps. , Think Vintage for Your Garden For example, the 3/4 HP Dragon pump (https://www.macarthurwatergardens.com/Pumps/dragon_pumps.html) will move 7,770 GPH at almost 5 feet of head (and under pressure) and only burn 6.2 amps.

External pumps , Tea’s Important Role in Reducing Disease are almost always better for using with pressurized external filters as well, as submersible pumps , The Basics of Growing Roses are not designed to handle all the back pressure. Other benefits of using an external pump , 5 Things To Consider Before Purchasing a Push Reel Mower include:

-> Easy to clean without getting your hands messy

-> Come with a removable leaf trap which clog less often

-> Easy to hook up to bottom drains or surface skimmers

-> Generally last longer, and easier to repair , Mow A Better Lawn, The Easy Way / replace parts

So that's it, more than enough information , Preaparing Your Plants For Winter for you to make an educated choice.

Just to recap:

For smaller ponds, , How To Make Moss On Your Landscape Rocks And Garden Statues and for simple installation and daily use, submersible pumps , Brighten Your Path By Installing Decorative Landscape Lighting are probably your best option. For larger ponds, 1000 gallons and above, it may be worth looking into an external pump , How to Grow Apples for your needs. Although they cost a little more on the front end, the energy , Ultra Violet Pond Filter savings alone can often more than offset this increase in cost during the first year of use alone.
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