Pond Pumps & Fountains FAQ

Pond Pumps & Fountains


DOES A PUMP COME WITH MY POND KIT?

Yes. Your kit comes with a "Quiet One" Pond Pump. These magnetic drive pumps are submersible, so they live in the middle of the pond. Each has a foam pre-filter, 3 fountain styles, and a 20 foot power cord. They plug into regular 120V, although GFCI outlet is highly recommended.

HOW BIG IS THE PUMP?

As the pond sizes get bigger, the size of the pump supplied also increases. The pumps are sized to turn over the entire volume of water in the pond more than once per hour. The more you circulate the water, the more oxygen goes into the water. Bacteria doesn't like all the oxygen, so this makes it much easier to keep the water clean.

  • The Quiet One Model 800 pump is included with The Wall Pond, 60 gal. and 100 gal. Pond kits.
  • The Quiet One Model 1200 pump is included with the 165 gal. and 200 gal. Pond kit.
  • The Quiet One Model 2200 is included with the 300 gal. Pond kit.
  • The Quiet One Model 4000 is included with the 425 gal. and 600 gal. Pond kit.
  • The Quiet One Model 6000 is included with the 800 gal., 1000 gal. and 1200 gal. Pond kit.

WHAT KIND OF FOUNTAINS ARE INCLUDED WITH THE POND KITS?

The Quiet One pumps come with three fountain styles; a multi-spray (sometimes called daisy, blossom or flower), a water bell (dome shaped, like an umbrella) and using just the riser extension tube will give you a gurgle effect. You can also adjust the flow of the pump to control the height of the spray and the size of the water bell.

A note of caution, the higher you turn up the spray, the larger the "splash zone" will be. You don't want water landing outside of your pond.

ARE THE PUMPS ENERGY EFFICIENT?

Very efficient and quiet! Pond kits up to the 100 gallon size come with a pump which turns 220 gallons per hour using a 1/4 of one amp of electricity. About $1.00 per month running full time. The power gets them going but the magnets help them spin. These Quiet One pond pumps are inexpensive to operate, run a long time, and they are quiet! You get to listen to the sound of the water, and not the hum of a pump!

WHAT IS THE WARRANTY ON THE PUMPS?

Your pump comes with a three year warranty, and has a life expectancy of 10 to 12 years.  The impeller has a separate 60 day warranty.

HOW DOES THE MAGNETIC DRIVE PUMP WORK?

Basically, the power gets the pump started, and the magnetic drive turns the impeller, which uses very little energy.  The model 800 pump for example uses only 0.24 of one amp of current, to turn over 220 gallons of water per hour.  Runs 24/7 for about a $1.00 per month.

Internal re-circulation prevents overheating and ejects any obstructing debris.  Remarkable impeller technology and corrosion resistant bearings help ensure quiet operation and a significantly longer life expectancy.

WHAT IF I WOULD LIKE MORE FILTRATION?

For our larger pond kits, we offer an optional Lifegard All-in-One Pond Filter System.

The ALL IN ONE FILTER SYSTEM is a compact filter system for ponds, water gardens and fountains.  It's easy to install and is designed for easy maintenance.  Besides offering 2 different fountain spray patterns, it performs three different filtering functions:

  1. Multi-Layer, 2 stage high capacity MECHANICAL Filtration (2 types of sponges) to remove solids.
  2. BIOLOGICAL Filtration to promote beneficial bacterial growth.
  3. ULTRAVIOLET STERILIZATION puts out 13 Watts of intense UV light to kill free floating algae. The ultraviolet sterilizer has a separate 20' cord so that you can operate it only when it's required.  There is an indicator light so you can see when it is working.

The SINGLE filter system runs with a quiet, efficient QUIET ONE model 2200 pond pump.  It is rated for use in ponds up to 1,000 gallons and is available with our 300 gallon pond kit.

The DOUBLE filter system runs with a model 3000 pump and is designed for ponds up to 1,500 gallons.  The double system is best suited for our 425 & 600 gallon ponds.

The TRIPLE filter system runs with a model 4000 pump and is designed for ponds up to 2,000 gallons.  The triple system is best suited for our 800, 1000 & 1200 gallon ponds.

The water feature fountain attachment has a ball joint leveling device to keep spray vertical even when the bottom of the pond is not level.

The advanced features of this compact filter system allow efficient operation and if installed according to instructions, will keep the water in your pond crystal clear.