How to choose a water fountain pump?
A Solar powered water fountain can be a beautiful addition to any garden. They can look fantastic but the gentle tinkling of running water is definitely the best feature. Our Solar Water Fountain Pumps have proven very popular and can be used in two different configurations. Either as a vertical sprinkling water fountain, or with a pipe or hose attached to lift water to the top of a water feature. But note that there are two very specific differences in the pressure, water flow and height that the water reaches in these two scenarios. Water Fountain When using the water fountain attachments, the sprinkler attachments will spray to the maximum indicated height in the specifications for your pump. The sprinkler head, often with many small holes in it to create the sprinkling effect, is the equivalent to putting your thumb over the end of a hose. A smaller high pressure spray will get the water flow to the maximum height indicated. Hose Fitting for water feature- Bubbling Effect The other popular way to use our Solar Fountain Pumps is to not use the water fountain attachments but to simply push a hose onto your pump and run the hose up your water feature and have water bubbling out of the top. This will definitely work well however the height will be reduced compared to the sprinkler fountain effect. This is due to the ‘open end’ of the hose. There is no pressure created when the hose is open to flow over rocks or into your water feature. The water flow will not spray out of an open hose and the lift height will be the lower measurement in our specifications. See Minimum Water Lift Height. Battery Back Up We also divide our Solar Powered Water Fountain Pumps into two further categories. Those with or without a battery back up. A Back Up Battery means that the pump can still operate for a few hours when the sun goes down or on a cloudy day. Naturally if you have a cloudy week then the =battery will not power the pumps for weeks on end, but it can be a useful feature if you want to enjoy a pleasant evening with your water fountain bubbling away. Some models of our pumps that include the battery back up feature even include a timer or a remote control to turn the pump on and off when required.
How do I boost Hot Water pressure in my house?
Many homes suffer from poor hot water pressure coming from their kitchen or bathroom taps or shower. They either have an older gravity fed hot water system or live on a rural property using tank water or maybe are just situated in an area with poor mains pressure. Poor hot water pressure usually means extra minutes in the kitchen while you try to fill the sink or more annoyingly, putting up with lukewarm or feeble water pressure showers. Fitting an electric Hot Water Pump can solve many of these problems. The causes of poor water pressure can include not enough elevation from the water storage tank to provide enough head pressure to the outlet or maybe the pipes are old and corrosion in the pipes is limiting flow. Fitting an Electric Hot Water Booster pump from the Water Pump Warehouse may well be the answer, particularly for boosting hot water pressure with a gravity fed system. The Water Pump Warehouse is a leading hot water booster pump supplier and imports a range of high quality yet economical Hot Water Booster Pumps that are easy to install and can instantly improve your home hot water pressure. A Gravity Fed Hot Water Booster Pump is a circulation pump that is fitted to the water pipes between your hot water system and the rest of your house. The pumps from the Water Pump Warehouse have an automatic feature with either an internal or external flow sensor so that they will turn on as soon as you turn the hot water tap on and the pump turns off when you turn the tap off. The flow sensor can sense when water starts to flow past the sensor and instantly operate the pump. The sensor works best when the pump has at least one meter of inlet head pressure to trigger the flow sensor. The Automatic Hot Water Pumps and Circulation Pumps from the Water Pump Warehouse are easy to install and only require basic tools. However, it is usually recommended that a qualified plumber supervise the installation. The pumps are all 220-240 volt and will require a conventional power point to be mounted near where the pump is to be installed. The pumps are not designed to be mounted outside in the weather. They do require cover to keep the circuitry dry. These Circulation Pumps have many other uses including boosting water through solar hot water systems, irrigation and even assisting with water circulation for a home made spa. Call The Water Pump Warehouse on 1300 607 429 for tips on your Hot Water Booster Pump Installation or more information on our Gravity Fed Hot Water Booster Pumps.
What water pump should I use to pump water from my rain water tank to my garden?
Most of us consider water conservation and many homes are now equipped with rain water storage tanks. But how do we use the stored water to water our gardens? The Water Pump Warehouse now offers a great range of Irrigation pumps and we divide them into three categories: • Peripheral Pumps • Jet Pumps • Multi-stage Pumps Keep in mind that the average household taps flow is around 25 litres per minute or 1,500 litres per hour. Most properties in Australia will have pressure between 15 and 65 metres. The current average pressure is 52 metres or 500kpa or 72psi. Peripheral Pumps: Peripheral pumps, also known as regenerative or turbine pumps, are suitable for applications with lower flow rates and higher pressure requirements. They are often used in domestic water supply systems, small irrigation systems, and gardening applications. Peripheral pumps are known for their ability to generate a continuous and steady flow of water. Our Peripheral Pumps flow between 2,100-3,300 Litres per hour (35-55 litres per minute) and at a pressure of 50-85 psi (35-60m head pressure). Jet Pumps: Jet pumps are versatile and can be used for various water sources, including shallow wells and surface water. They work by using a jet of water to create suction, lifting water from the source. Jet pumps are suitable for small to medium-sized gardens and can be used with different irrigation systems. Our Jet Pumps flow between 3,240-4,500 Litres per hour (54-72 litres per minute) and at a pressure of 57-74 psi (40-52m head pressure). Multi-stage Pumps: Multi-stage pumps consist of two or more impellers, arranged in series, to generate higher pressure levels. These pumps are ideal for applications where higher pressure is required, such as watering plants on an elevated terrain or using a sprinkler system. Multi-stage pumps are efficient in providing consistent pressure and are suitable for medium to large gardens. When choosing among these pump types, consider the specific requirements of your garden, including the distance the water needs to travel, the elevation changes, and the desired flow rate and pressure. Additionally, ensure that the pump you select is compatible with your water source and irrigation system. Our Multi-Stage Pumps flow between 7,200-12,000 Litres per hour (120-210 litres per minute) and at a pressure of 73-100 psi (50-70m head pressure).
My Water Fountain sprays too much water. Can you adjust the water flow?
Some of our more expensive models do have adjustable water flow, however our more economical kits do not. If you find your fountain is spraying water too high or over the edge of your pond, you could try the following: 1/The kits are supplied with various nozzles and one of these may provide a better result 2/ You could move the pump around to a better location in your pond. 3/ You could choose a nozzle with multiple holes and enlarge some of them with an electric drill. You could try every second hole to start with. Start with a drill that is only slightly larger than the existing holes and gradually experiment with larger drills until you achieve the result you want. The larger the holes, the less pressure spraying water. 4/ You could even try covering part of the solar panel to reduce the electrical output to the pump. We have not tried this ourselves and would appreciate any feedback.
Can I use a Solar Water Fountain kit for my Water Feature?
Yes, instead of connecting the supplied fountain spray attachment, you can attach your plastic hose directly to the spout on top of the pump.
Can I lengthen the cable from the Solar panel to the Water Fountain?
We do not have extension cords but you can cut the wires and splice in a longer cable. You will require 2 core wire from an auto parts store. These solar panels only produce 9-14 volts and are no danger to handle. The best result would be by soldering the wires and using shrink sleeve to seal the joins.
What if I didn't receive a confirmation email after placing my order?
Our ordering system automatically sends out an email to you after you have placed your order. It will confirm exactly what pump you have ordered, the price and include a reference order number. There are a number of reasons why you may not receive your confirmation email. 1. You may have entered the incorrect email address 2. Your email system may have filed the confirmation email as spam, trash etc. 3. Some other reason may have prevented the email from reaching you If you cannot find a confirmation email, please click HERE and send a message requesting a copy of your invoice.
How do I work out what size Water Fountain Pump I should use on my pond?
We suggest the following water turnover rates: Ponds up to 1,000 litres- Turnover the volume once every hour Ponds up to 1,000 – 5,000 litres- Turnover the volume once every 2 hours Ponds up to 5,000- 15,000 litres - Turnover the volume once every 3hours Ponds over 15,000 litres- Turnover the volume once every 4 hours
What water flowrate should my submersible pond pump have?
Wall and table fountains- 200-300 litres per hour Small statues up to 40cm high- 400-500 litres per hour Medium statues up to 80cm high- 600-750 litres per hour Large and tiered statues up to 1.5m high- 1,000-1,200 litres per hour Statues over 1.5m high and pond cascades- 1,200-2,000 litres per hour Water falls and streams up to 40cm wide- 3,000-4,000 litres [er hour Large waterfalls and streams up to 1.0m high- 6,000-12,000 litres per hour
How long will it take to receive my order?
Deliveries within Victoria- Minimum 3 business days, up to 8 business days for country locations Deliveries within NSW, SA, ACT and Qld. - Minimum 5 business days, up to 10 business days for country locations Deliveries within WA, NT and Tas.- Minimum 12 business days, up to 19 business days for country locations
My Solar Water has stopped working?
There can only be a few reasons why your pump is not working. 1/ The solar panel needs to be in bright sunshine. It should work as soon as sun hits the panel. It has no battery to store a charge so it does not matter how long the panel has been in the sun. As soon as the sun hits the panel, it should work. 2/ Check the connections. I am sure you have already tried this. You could even reverse them (if that’s possible). 3/ Something small is (ie grit) could be stopping the pump impeller from spinning. These are low voltage pumps and you are at no risk of a shock. To get the pump spinning properly, open the back of the pump. Some models have a small screw that needs undoing. Wash the parts in clean water and put back together again. 4/ It could be faulty although they are all tested before they are packed.. We have diagrams showing this process. Please message us so we can provide more information.