In selecting a pump you have one simple goal in mind, to move the proper amount of water for the least amount of money. To select a pump you first need to estimate how much water you need to move. On large ponds you need to send all your pond water through the filter at least once every 3 hours. On smaller ponds it is easy to filter all the water in a much shorter time. Take the total volume of water in the pond and divide it by how often you want all the water to go through the filter. This will give you the minimum water flow you will need from your pump.
Next, you will need to consider how much head pressure your system will generate. You can do this by considering how much pressure at that minimum water flow will be created by your filter, the jets, the height of the waterfall and the plumbing.
Example: If you decide you need a 60 gallon per minute flow through your filter and you system creates 14 feet of head pressure at 60 gpm, you will need a pump that will deliver 60 gpm at 14 feet of head. When you look for a pump examine the performance flow chart for a pump that will give you between 60 and 70 gallons per minute at 14 feet of head. A pump that is advertised to give 60 gpm at 4 feet of head may only produce 20 gpm at 14 feet of head, so get the facts befor you purchase a pump. The Advantage Plug & Play Filter Systems have been factory tested to take the guess work out of planning your filter system’s water flow
Is it important that the pump be quiet? Make sure you purchase an efficient pump built for koi ponds. Your pump will be running 24 hours a day. Most pool pumps are not designed to run 24 hours a day and installing one on a koi pond will void your warrantee in some cases. An inefficient pool type pump can cost you an extra $100.00 a month in electricity.
The Artesian is the perfect choice for high efficiency and reliability, combined with the convenience of self-priming. Molded of corrosion-resistant polypropylene.
Artesian pumps are ideal for applications in which the pump is positioned above the water level. An easy-open Lexan lid provides ready access to the integral strainer pot’s large basket. Available in 1/8 hp to 1/2 hp @1725 rpm and 1/2 hp to 3 hp @ 3450 rpm.
- Money saving high efficiency pump and motor units
- Long life corrosion resistant stainless steel shaft seals
- Impeller interchangeability allows you to easily change your pump’s performance
- Top-of-the-line U.S. motors — all 1725 rpm units are totally enclosed for excellent protection and long term reliability
- Both pump end and motor are designed for quite operation
- Safety first — out of pond pumps help protect both you and your fish from annoying and potentially dangerous oil or electrical leaks
- 3 year limited warranty
The new IntelliFlo pump by Pentair is a real break through in pump technology for use in koi ponds. This new generation of pumps uses a permanent magnet motor (used in hybrid cars) in place of traditional induction type motors. This new technology makes these pumps up to 30% more efficient than convention pumps on the market today. Couple this with the fact that the IntelliFlo pumps also include computerized variable speed capacity and you could have the perfect pump for koi pond use.
Variable speed- This allows you to dial in exactly what flow works best for your operation. For instance, you might need 65 gallons per minute for your pond during the summer months, yet during the winter, when the koi are eating less and the water contains more oxygen you might only need 45 gallons per minute. With this pump you can set up a winter mode setting on one button at 45 gallons per minute. Now, by simply pushing a single button, you can reduce your energy consumption by over 50% during the winter. Another option you might enjoy is to be able to, on occasion, increase the water flow over your waterfall. To do this you might select another button and set up a waterfall mode at 80 gallons per minute. Now by simply pushing a single button you have your rushing waterfall. The energy consumption will be more but you may only be using this mode on special occasions.
Efficiency- The IntelliFlo pump allows you to adjust your pump so that you use only the amount of energy required for your needs at the time. Keep in mind that when a pump’s speed is reduced by 50%, the energy consumption may drop by as much as 80%. All IntelliFlo pumps require 220 volts.
Ease of use- Programming an IntelliFlo pump is as easy as setting the stations on your car radio. With the pump running, simply press one of the four speed buttons to switch to the desired speed (factory settings are 750, 1500, 2350 and 3110 RPM). Then just press the up or down buttons to increase or decrease the speed setting between 400 RPM and 3450 RPM. This speed now becomes your new preset speed for that button. It is that simple to optimize water flow for any application.
Change your system without changing your pump- The IntelliFlo pumps work especially well with the Advantage systems in that if you purchased an Advantage Bead filter and later decided to add an Advantage Glass filter you won’t need to change your pump to accommodate the slight increase in head pressure.
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