Proper set-up and routine maintenance are vital to the appearance of your pond, and the health of its aquatic life. A loose connection between a pump and a hose may cause a leak, and even affect the oxygen levels of the water. Waterfalls, fountains and spitting pond statues all require tubing and hoses. Periodically check these connections for holes.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Examine each piece of flex hose and tubing -- used on waterfalls, fountains and spitting pond statues -- for cracks or holes. Submerge hoses and tubing under water; watch for the presence of tiny air bubbles. Air bubbles indicate a hole in the hose or tubing. You must replace these damaged items.
Ensure a proper connection between the PVC flex hose and the discharge nozzle on the submersible pump. A loose connection will affect the performance of the pump, reducing a waterfall to little more than a slow trickle. Use a hose clamp to secure the discharge hose to the nozzle of the pump.
Troubleshoot a spitting pond statue. Examine the connection between the submersible pump and the connector on the base of the statue. A leak may indicate a loose connection; ensure a tight connection between both the pump and the connector on the statue.
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