What is the difference between a pond pump and a waterfall pump?
People also ask, what is the difference between a pond pump and a fountain pump?
I sell a line of cheaper submersible pumps at the garden center, and the only difference is that the fountain pumps have a two-prong plug and the 'lamp' type wire (flat), whereas the pond models have the three-prong plugs (grounded) and 16-3 round cord.
Beside above, what is a waterfall pump? Pond Pumps are re-circulating and most often Submersible Pumps that power Waterfalls, Water Fountains and Pond Filters in garden ponds. Pond Pumps, Fountain Pumps, and Waterfall Pumps have to be engineered for continuous duty (as opposed to a Sump Pump, for example, which only runs intermittently).
Beside above, what kind of pump do I need for a waterfall?
In general, you will need 1,500 gallons per hour (gph) for every 1-foot of waterfall discharge for an average flow. The discharge is considered where the water enters back into the pond. For example: Let's say the width of our waterfall is 2′. This would mean we need a pump of approximately 3,000 gph.
How does a waterfall pump work?
Submersible pond pumps run on a fairly basic principle when broken down. An electric motor is used to drive an impeller. As the impeller turns, water is drawn in one side of the pump, and is expelled out the other. The amount of water flow is determined by the power and size of the impeller.