How much do pond pumps cost to run?
All pumps listed on PondQuip will have their power usage in Watts written in the description. You can use an online electricity calculator to determine the running costs. For example http://www.rapidtables.com/calc/electric/electricity-calculator.htm
Pond pumps need to run 24 hours a day. An average electricity price in Australia is 21 cents per Kilowatt hour. So as an example, a 65 Watt pump would cost around $120 per year in electricity.
Are pond pumps noisy?
High quality pond pumps such as Oase are silent. Mid range pumps such as Eden are very quiet but as you go down in price the noisier a pump becomes. Some pumps can be easily heard in a shop display but sometimes the noise can be hidden by surrounding sounds. Remember the rule of thumb – the cheaper the pump the noisier it is likely to be.
How many hours a day should I run my pump?
You should always run your pond pump 24/7 to ensure good water quality and prevent stagnant water which will allow mosquito’s to breed. This is especially important if you have fish in your pond as stopping the circulation will reduce oxygen levels in the pond and may lead to fish kills.
What is so special about Oase pond pumps?
Oase (Germany) are the world leader’s in pond technology, their pumps and other pond products are scientifically tested and proven prior to release on the market so you can be safe in the knowledge that they work and are reliable. The main benefits of the Oase pumps are, lowest power consumption on the market, they’re silent, have a thermal safety switch to prevent overheating, they’re application specific, require little maintenance and come with a 5 year warranty including the impellor.
Does the hose affect the pump?
Yes, the larger the hose you use the more flow you will allow the pump to produce, the smaller the hose the more friction loss or restriction you place on the pump and the less water will flow.