Submersible Pumps

Discussion in 'Pond Archive' started by ~ jan, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. ~ jan

    ~ jan Guest

    How many of you leave your sub. pumps (turned off) in the water over
    winter? Any problems with doing so? ~ jan
    ~ jan, Nov 2, 2007
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  2. ~ jan

    G Pearce Guest

    "~ jan" wrote in message
    I have always done that - as long as it is deep enough not to freeze, it is
    better than letting the seals dry out and allow rust to start internally. If
    a pond isn't deep enough to leave it in, put it in a 5 gal pail of water and
    put it somewhere it won't freeze
    Gale :~)
    G Pearce, Nov 2, 2007
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    George Guest

    "~ jan" wrote in message
    As long as you keep it from freezing, and then clean it really well in the
    spring before you turn it on again, you should have no problems.

    George, Nov 2, 2007
  4. Ours stays on and under.

    Phyllis and Jim, Nov 2, 2007
  5. ~ jan


    I dont turn it off, I redirect the stream of water to keep water moving. INgrid
    , Nov 2, 2007
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    jthread Guest

    "Phyllis and Jim" wrote in message
    mine too but i live in austin tx
    jthread, Nov 2, 2007
  7. I've always understood that submersible pumps, when not being used, should
    be stored submerged (to prevent seals drying). While that's preferably in
    clean water, in the pond would be better than storing it dry.
    Derek Broughton, Nov 2, 2007
  8. ~ jan

    ~ jan Guest

    Thanks for everyone's comments. :)

    The reason I have it turned off is because I have a smaller one going
    during winter.
    If in clean water (it is in the last chamber of my filter, so the water is
    pretty clean in there oppose to being in the pond) cleaning shouldn't be an
    issue, right?

    Interesting factnoid, for me, I've always stored my pumps (Beckets &
    Danner) dry. On my 2nd (koi pond) Becket, 1st one lasted 7 years. The
    Danners are of various ages, haven't had any of them die yet. :) ~ jan
    ~ jan, Nov 3, 2007
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    Reel McKoi Guest

    "~ jan" wrote in message
    I've done both with success. If I do pull them up I clean them and keep
    them in the heated utility room.
    Frugal ponding since 1995.
    rec.ponder since late 1996.
    Zone 6. Middle TN USA
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    Reel McKoi, Nov 4, 2007
  10. The Magdrives are, I believe, epoxy-sealed units. There really isn't
    anything in the way of a seal that could have a problem. The biggest thing
    that can go wrong with them (short of complete failure - which only happens
    when the epoxy degrades and the whole thing shorts out) is carbonate
    build-up on the impeller and housing.
    Derek Broughton, Nov 6, 2007
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