I love this, having control switches in the bedroom for the pump!welcome and remeber learn from our success and failures also . I know I learned from my mistakes . like never leave water pump up and spitting out water with 5 foot long koi in the pond to knock it side ways and almost during the pond and sudden snow storm that was not supposed to hit here . Be prepared My son came up with a great idea he put all my pond outlets on switch's in my master bedroom closet so I can turn on or turn off things in my pond . He did not think of it when he put my first outlets in for the pond but he changed that also . He reminded me I am not getting any younger LOL geeze news to me
you can set up an easy prevention without that happening; look for a 'float switch' like you get for sump pumps. You plug your pump cord into this and then the float switch into your outlet. You tie the pump switch to a certain point such that IF the water starts going down, when the float goes so low, there's a ball that slides away from the contacts and cuts the power. I have one each for my two pumps, and each is set about 10" lower than current height. So, I'm not going to pump the pond out should some leak develope and I'm not aware.I love this, having control switches in the bedroom for the pump!
I have the pond lighting on a wifi switch so I can automate it at night time, but it would be tempting to put the pump on one too...might save me from an accidental drain, which I have the occasional nightmare about...
oh, nothing wrong at all with interior switches, I was just noting another option. I've had my float switches for nigh on 11 years now and no problems. I even use it to 'turn the pump' off easily without trying to get to the plug end by just lifting the float up a bit. I've never had 'muck' or anything on my floats as they're on top the water and the part below, doesn't get any sun for algae to grow on it.I had a float switch and you have to clean them of muck and when power goes off and comes back on they seem to fail .Went through 3 of them before my son wired all the the outlets to switch's when I asked him to add more outlets after the winter the pump got knocked over and for landscape lights . I can look out the window or at my security cameras and see what is going on at the pond . The new cameras are even better as I can zoom in . Like most peopl these days it makes you feel safer to have security cameras and mine have sensors that tell me which camera is picking up movement and the system goes to those cameras . I won't ever have cameras inside my house though . I picked up a terrorist barn owl last night
ewww....HEY! I got friends TOO that want to know! I know, I know; surprise surprise, Brokensword has friends...who woulda thought?
Btw, have you ever TRIED ham and pineapple on pizza? Serious ask. I grew up with pepperoni and cheese, so was a bit of a surprise to me too (that I actually liked it).
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