200 Level

203 - Chapter 1

Maximizing Pump Longevity

How can I keep my pump running for as long as possible? Your pump represents a sizeable investment in your water feature, so you probably want to keep it alive as long as possible. There are a number of techniques to safeguard your pumps. Depending on the type of pump you have, some tips will be more critical than others, but all the techniques will prolong the lives of all types of pumps. First and foremost, follow the recommended guidelines outlined on the Comprehensive Pump Chart. As long as you know the GPH you need and the Head Height of your feature, you’ll be able to select a pump that gives you the performance you need near its Best Efficiency Point. Keeping your pump within the best efficiency range on the chart will ensure your pump will run strongest and longest, delivering the most water for the least wattage.