Advice on pond, filter, pump

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Advice on pond, filter, pump

Post by RSepulv9 » Fri, 14 Jun 1996 04:00:00



I am in the process of getting a pond.  I will probably get a pre-formed
pond with 1oo gal capacity (not exactly big).  I will also build a
waterfall for the pond.  I have been reading and looking at pumps and
filters.  Any comments on the PondMaster product line?  The model I am
looking look like a shallow rectangular "pan" with handles.  It comes with
a magnetic drive pump and has a rated filtering capacity of up to 300
gallons.  The pump it comes with is rated at 325 gpm.  I have also looked
at the Beckett bio filter which comes with the pump.  This one looks like
a shoe box type size.  Any comments on the above or any other suggestions
are appreciated.

I like the concept of the magnetic drive, due to less moving parts and
suppossed lower electricity draw.  PondMaster also has a bigger model and
I think the pump is rated at 500 gpm, would this one be an over kill or
wise?  In other words, is more (higher capacity) filtering better?

Thanks for helping this complete newbie in ponds


If we can't control it, let's not worry about it.

 
 
 

Advice on pond, filter, pump

Post by R. Totm » Tue, 18 Jun 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

>I am in the process of getting a pond.  I will probably get a pre-formed
>pond with 1oo gal capacity (not exactly big).  I will also build a
>waterfall for the pond.  I have been reading and looking at pumps and
>filters.  Any comments on the PondMaster product line?  The model I am
>looking look like a shallow rectangular "pan" with handles.  It comes with
>a magnetic drive pump and has a rated filtering capacity of up to 300
>gallons.  The pump it comes with is rated at 325 gpm.

        I hope that is 325 gph not gpm!  325 gpm would feed a fire hose!

Quote:
>I have also looked
>at the Beckett bio filter which comes with the pump.  This one looks like
>a shoe box type size.  Any comments on the above or any other suggestions
>are appreciated.

>I like the concept of the magnetic drive, due to less moving parts and
>suppossed lower electricity draw.  PondMaster also has a bigger model and
>I think the pump is rated at 500 gpm,

        again, I hope this is 500 gph.  The advantage of a magnetic drive
pump is that there is no shaft seal to leak. On the other hand the pump is
a little less efficient than a normal pump with a mechanical seal. Even
325 gph seem a very high flow for such a small pond. If there is a local
pond club near you, check with them. They will be glad to advise.  Would
anyone else like to add to this?
Quote:
>would this one be an over kill or
>wise?  In other words, is more (higher capacity) filtering better?

>Thanks for helping this complete newbie in ponds


>If we can't control it, let's not worry about it.