The pumps we sell at Cool Ponds are built to last. With just a little bit of maintenance, you should get years of performance from our pumps.
Most of our pumps just need a quick spray with a garden hose a couple times a year. If you have an Atlantic Tidal Wave pump, they need just a little extra care. Watch the video below or read the written steps.
Cleaning Atlantic Tidal Wave Pump:
Unplug from power and remove pump from skimmer
Remove filter cage with two clasps on the side
Remove volute (and attached check valve assembly) by twisting a quarter turn counter clockwise
Using the built in wrench on the filter cage (the notches on the bottom), turn the impeller a quarter turn counter clockwise. The impeller and rotor will come out as one unit
Clean filter screen beneath the impeller, the rotor, and the rotor housing inside the pump with a scotch brite pad and water
Reassemble pump and replace in skimmer
You may choose to run your water feature all winter or shut it down. In Indiana, our winters are become more harsh and unpredictable, so in most case, we recommend not running your water feature in the winter.
If you do want to shut your feature off for the winter, you will need to remove your pump and store it in a freeze-proof location. You can read more about the correct way to "shut your water feature down" by clicking the link below.
Cool Ponds' Pump Services
If you need help maintaining your pump, we can help you with that! We clean pumps as part of our pond cleaning services. And if you need us to take out your pump for winter and reinstall it in the spring, we can do that too.