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Maintanence - Pond Pumps

Pump maintenance (PF branded)

Pump maintenance needs to be a regular event, we even suggest putting a notation in your calendar as a reminder.

Suggestion:  Place your pump on an elevated flat surface preferably terracotta or plastic (concrete/cement blocks NOT recommended).  This will help reduce the pumping of sludge and debris that cause wear on the impellor and shaft.

String algae, sludge algae and blanket weed can also inhibit the impellors performance causing additional wear on the shaft. This wear will mean you will have to regularly maintain your pump and replace worn impellors and shafts. 

Pond sludge, floating particulates and algae can be dealt with using ECOPOND products.

It is simple, and with regular checking it can alleviate any pump performance problems caused by blockages or worn parts.

These steps can be mirrored to most pond pumps on the market, the hardest part is figuring out how to get the casing undone...

Please remember to unplug your pump before beginning any maintenance.

Remove the pump from the pond by the casing, NOT the cord!  Pulling a waterlogged pump by the cord can fracture the wiring inside the cord.

STEP 1.

Remove the casing to allow access to the impellor head.

Slid the base along the bottom of the motor to remove.

NOTE: The base does not have to be removed during maintenance

Step 2

Turn the impellor cover in an anti-clockwise direction until it is free to be removed.  

 

Step 3

The impellor can be removed from the motor.  As it works on a magnetic system the impellor may need some force to remove.

The impellor must be kept a straight when being removed to reduce damage to the impellor shaft.

IMPELLOR SHAFTS ARE MADE FROM EITHER STAINLESS STEEL OR ARE CERAMIC.

Check the impellor and shaft for wear or damage.  If either are worn, damaged or broken they will need to be replaced.

Rinse out the internal impellor housing, impellor and re-assemble.

 

 Step 4

Before re-assembling your pump it is good practice to lubricate all o-rings with Vaseline.  This make it easier to re-assemble the parts and reduces wear on the o-ring from drying out and cracking.

SUGGESTION:

Lubricate the O-rings of any current or new pond products.  This will prolong the life of your o-rings and make dis-mantling of your products alot easier.