Ponds first winter...how do I keep it running?


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As a counter point, if the pump is not on the bottom then debris settles and cannot be removed by the pump.
 

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No pump should be on the bottom ,if you ever get a hose leak you will drain the pond to the bottom .I used to tie mine on top of a crate until my big koi knocked it over and it drain the pond to a foot from the bottom ,the crate saved the fish .it was scary .No I have a pipe across the pond and tie my laguna pumps to the handle of the pump and then to the pipe .
 
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I have no idea what you mean, Sissy. The kind of pump I have must rest on the bottom.
Some people have found that a submersible pump is better kept elevated off the bottom of the pump to avoid pumping all the water out of the pond if you should have a crack develop in your plumbing - if the pump is directly on the bottom you could find your pond pumped dry. If it's raised up - on a crate for example- your pump would run dry, but there would still be water left in the pond.

then debris settles and cannot be removed by the pump
I don't think you want to suck debris up with your pump - unless you have a pump designed to handle solids.
 

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