Choosing the right pipes and fittings for all the problems associated with pond equipment and hose selection can be somewhat of a problem sometimes confusing! To complicate the matter, fittings and tubing in metric sizes often, when you want them to imperial and vice versa. This, of course, usually depends on where you live.
Why should I Pipe Fittings?
Most water gardeners have at least two pieces of equipment that they have reunited, and the biological pump filters, for example. In some cases, they may have many items of equipment which must be connected.
TIP! There are reliable, energy efficient water pumps available in many garden market today. Many of them are sold with the equipment involved.
As the water flows through the tube, it is often necessary to change the direction of the pump. In order to reduce the flow and save energy consumption in use it is not surprising that it is so smooth, bent as possible. No matter what model to use the pump to lose the flow a bit, for each piece of equipment that is connected with the piece. This is called pressure drop.
Many of the dams against the use of what is known as T-pieces to divide the flow of water between two pieces of equipment. This is a very bad idea! 90-degree change in water flow caused by high pressure drop and flow restriction. The golden rule is always the choice of components to choose the diameter of the can, it is once again lower the pressure drop and therefore the maximum possible amount of traffic. Using the Y-piece to split the flow of reducing friction loss or pressure drop and a much better choice.
Which Pond Hose should I use?
It is better to use an opaque plastic tubes as clear plastic allows sunlight to it. Algae will grow inside, where nutrients and sunlight now. Algal colonization of the hose inside, reducing the inner diameter through which water is pumped. This again leads to pressure drop. Opaque tubing is very difficult for sunlight penetration, which in turn complicates the algae to grow.
Very often you will want to bend the pipe, and this is the second reason why the transparent tube is usually not the best choice. Ribbed flexible tube is a great water garden because it does not kink when it is bent. Most transparent hose kinks easily and less exposure to the flow of water in your fountain or waterfall. Regardless of the type you choose to use should be as short as possible and should be as wide as possible.
When you add a hose you often use what we called a Jubilee Clip, ensure that you are using stainless steel to prevent rust and corrosion.