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  1. digginponds

    digginponds pondaholic

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    This post was moved to this new thread so a discussion could be started on submersible pumps.DrDave


    Home depot sells a nice subersible utility pump {Barracuda} One full horse power,pumps 2,500 gallons,per hour

    Dicharge height will vary depending on the height of a waterfall.





    The Tornado Pond Pumps are highly recommended for a variety of reasons and applications. The submersible Tornado Pond Pumps are magnetic drive pond pumps that are equipped to deliver a high volume of water, are compact, and have a fantastic warranty. These are excellent pumps because they combine high water flow with super energy efficiency.

    The Tornado "Pond Pumps" are rated for contiunous duty even in the toughest pond environment. The Tornado Pumps fit nicely into every pond skimmer we have come across, with ease! Even the smallest pond skimmers on the market accomodate these compact pumps.

    These pumps are hard to beat
    full 3 year warranty and are made to go the distance! The magnetic drive pond pump technology provides additional savings on your electrical bill, that will add up fast as this pond pump utilizes only 35-175 watts. That is less than a third the power consumption of many other pond pump brands. These pumps are the ideal for fountains, waterfalls, ponds, pondless waterfalls, pond filters, Ultra-Violet Water Clarifiers and U.V. Sterelizers. These pumps have been designed for a wide range of applications and provide a great deal of flexibility in installations.


    3 Year Warranty
    Oil-Free Magnetic-Driven, Epoxy Protected, Ceramic Shaft
    Cost-Saving, Highly Energy Efficient Operation
    Ceramic Impeller Shafts For Long Life Spans
    33 Foot Long Power Cords


    The Torpedo pump are the first pump of its kind engineered to be powerful, high-flow/low profile water pumps that are lightweight, water-cooled, and energy efficient. Their unique flow-through water jacketing uses no oils and allows these pumps to be used in or out of water. The Torpedo pumps' durable, non-corrosive construction, ease of installation and use, and versatility make them the pump of choice for countless high-flow applications. These pumps operate in fresh or salt water environments. As part of the Cal Pond System, they perform perfectly with this complete line of water gardening components.




    Features & Benefits of the Torpedo Pond Pump

    One year warranty
    Dual purpose – submersible or in-line applications below water level
    Unique flow-through water cooling – uses no oil for environmental safety
    Safe, lightweight and long-lasting – built with non-corrosive materials
    High-flow output powers large bio filters, waterfalls and water displays – low profile adds versatility
    Durable capacitor-start motor for low energy consumption
    No tools required – use Non-Kink tubing and swivel fittings from Cal Pump (T1500 & T4000)
    20' power cord for convenience (T1500 & T4000)
    40' power cord for convenience (T7500 & T10000)
    Stainless steel handle makes service and installation easy
    Basket filters are available for all models
    Sits upright in large skimmers using an optional filter basket (TS1.5 or TS3.0)
    cULus listed for consumer confidence
    Pump Applications
    Ponds and water gardens – great for new installations and retrofits alike
    Aeration
    Waterfalls and water displays
    Powers large bio filters
    Irrigation systems
    Cooling and air conditioning systems
    High volume re-circulation systems


    There are many types of pumps on the market today.
     
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    digginponds pondaholic

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    This post was moved to this new thread so a discussion could be started on submersible pumps.DrDave


    Home depot sells a nice subersible utility pump {Barracuda} One full horse power,pumps 2,500 gallons,per hour

    Dicharge height will vary depending on the height of a waterfall.





    The Tornado Pond Pumps are highly recommended for a variety of reasons and applications. The submersible Tornado Pond Pumps are magnetic drive pond pumps that are equipped to deliver a high volume of water, are compact, and have a fantastic warranty. These are excellent pumps because they combine high water flow with super energy efficiency.

    The Tornado "Pond Pumps" are rated for contiunous duty even in the toughest pond environment. The Tornado Pumps fit nicely into every pond skimmer we have come across, with ease! Even the smallest pond skimmers on the market accomodate these compact pumps.

    These pumps are hard to beat
    full 3 year warranty and are made to go the distance! The magnetic drive pond pump technology provides additional savings on your electrical bill, that will add up fast as this pond pump utilizes only 35-175 watts. That is less than a third the power consumption of many other pond pump brands. These pumps are the ideal for fountains, waterfalls, ponds, pondless waterfalls, pond filters, Ultra-Violet Water Clarifiers and U.V. Sterelizers. These pumps have been designed for a wide range of applications and provide a great deal of flexibility in installations.


    3 Year Warranty
    Oil-Free Magnetic-Driven, Epoxy Protected, Ceramic Shaft
    Cost-Saving, Highly Energy Efficient Operation
    Ceramic Impeller Shafts For Long Life Spans
    33 Foot Long Power Cords


    The Torpedo pump are the first pump of its kind engineered to be powerful, high-flow/low profile water pumps that are lightweight, water-cooled, and energy efficient. Their unique flow-through water jacketing uses no oils and allows these pumps to be used in or out of water. The Torpedo pumps' durable, non-corrosive construction, ease of installation and use, and versatility make them the pump of choice for countless high-flow applications. These pumps operate in fresh or salt water environments. As part of the Cal Pond System, they perform perfectly with this complete line of water gardening components.




    Features & Benefits of the Torpedo Pond Pump

    One year warranty
    Dual purpose – submersible or in-line applications below water level
    Unique flow-through water cooling – uses no oil for environmental safety
    Safe, lightweight and long-lasting – built with non-corrosive materials
    High-flow output powers large bio filters, waterfalls and water displays – low profile adds versatility
    Durable capacitor-start motor for low energy consumption
    No tools required – use Non-Kink tubing and swivel fittings from Cal Pump (T1500 & T4000)
    20' power cord for convenience (T1500 & T4000)
    40' power cord for convenience (T7500 & T10000)
    Stainless steel handle makes service and installation easy
    Basket filters are available for all models
    Sits upright in large skimmers using an optional filter basket (TS1.5 or TS3.0)
    cULus listed for consumer confidence
    Pump Applications
    Ponds and water gardens – great for new installations and retrofits alike
    Aeration
    Waterfalls and water displays
    Powers large bio filters
    Irrigation systems
    Cooling and air conditioning systems
    High volume re-circulation systems


    There are many types of pumps on the market today.
     
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    Post information on pumps here:
     
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    huh? am i missing something here
     
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    huh? am i missing something here
     
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    We are gathering information on different types of pumps that can be purchased for a pond.
     
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    We are gathering information on different types of pumps that can be purchased for a pond.
     
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    Pumps vary in shape and size, with most having extra extension to power a waterfall and have a sprinkling water attraction in the middle of a pond.
     
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    Pumps vary in shape and size, with most having extra extension to power a waterfall and have a sprinkling water attraction in the middle of a pond.
     

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    I use the Beckett W1150 for my bio filter and the Harborfreight 3200 GPH for circulation and a 2nd one for my large waterfall. Sorry, no photo at the moment.
     
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    I use the Beckett W1150 for my bio filter and the Harborfreight 3200 GPH for circulation and a 2nd one for my large waterfall. Sorry, no photo at the moment.
     
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    Just a question if no one minds. Are utility sump pumps ok to use in a pond? I've been told that some are cooled with oil in them, and they can leak, wouldn't oil from a pump harm fish or plants?
     
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    Just a question if no one minds. Are utility sump pumps ok to use in a pond? I've been told that some are cooled with oil in them, and they can leak, wouldn't oil from a pump harm fish or plants?
     
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    It is not a good idea to have a pump with oil in it, in your pond, if it does leak it could hurt things. imo I use external pumps.
     
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    It is not a good idea to have a pump with oil in it, in your pond, if it does leak it could hurt things. imo I use external pumps.
     
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    I thought the Utilitech 1/2 HP stainless steel fountain & pond pump rated at 3300 GPH from Lowe's for $127 was a great deal until I found out that this 115 volt 13 amp pump calculates out to over 1495 watts of power. Compare this to Laguna's 4200 GPH pump at 160 watts.
     
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    I thought the Utilitech 1/2 HP stainless steel fountain & pond pump rated at 3300 GPH from Lowe's for $127 was a great deal until I found out that this 115 volt 13 amp pump calculates out to over 1495 watts of power. Compare this to Laguna's 4200 GPH pump at 160 watts.
     
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    Yep...you would be hard pressed to find a pump thats as economical as the lagunas for power consumption...and really selling price also for the quality and warranty
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    Yep...you would be hard pressed to find a pump thats as economical as the lagunas for power consumption...and really selling price also for the quality and warranty
     
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