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Sales & Specials
We've decided to run a special on a handful of products. Act now on the following "Hot Buys" because the special ends on Monday, August 13th. Be sure to check out all of our exciting specials by visiting the Hot Buys department regularly.
New at the Nest
Our customers are valuable to us. We continually search for new and better ways to serve you. In an effort to better meet your needs, BestNest aggressively adds new products to the website. Some of the new and exciting products that we've added are shown below. Be sure to check out our New Items department regularly.
A few of our deeply discounted items appear below. These items feature exceptional savings and value but are not all of our sale items. More discounted items may be found in their corresponding departments. Be sure to check out some of our other exciting deals by visiting the Clearance department regularly.
Importance of Back Up Pumps
Home waterscapes are ideal spots for relaxing and enjoying nature. Unfortunately, when a pump goes out, they can quickly become anything but peaceful. Luckily, there are some easy steps to take that will help make the situation less stressful when your pond pump inevitably fails. Having a backup pond pump should be on the top of your list.
Water pumps, as mechanical items, will at some time cease functioning. Most brands have a warranty on them, making replacement straightforward. If the pump fails at the beginning of a weekend, or worse, during a holiday weekend, it could a week or more before a replacement arrives. It takes only a few days for water to stagnate in the summer, or freeze in the winter if you run your pump year round. In warmer months, still water can harbor mosquito eggs, low oxygen levels, and algae blooms; all of which harm your fish and other aquatic life. An algae bloom, if severe, can even clog a new pump if not properly protected. During the winter, if you live in an area with freezing weather, running your pump during this time can help release gases harmful to fish, which would otherwise be trapped by ice in a still pond. The products and effort required to restore the pondís balance can often lead to expenses greater than having simply purchased a backup pump.
When deciding on a backup pump, you may want to take note of several factors. Do you know the gallon per hour rating for your existing pump? What volume of water does it move at its current head height? This type of information is often overlooked, but crucial in determining proper pump size. Many of us have pumps we currently enjoy, which have lasted quite a long time, and produce the exact flow we desire. After that pump stops working, however, the specifications of it are often forgotten, and its label has worn, faded, or is missing. Keeping a written record of the model number, manufacturer, pump size, wattage, and flow can help ensure that if an exact replacement is no longer available, a suitable replacement pump can be found. Noting the cord length and serial number of your pump, as well as the fitting sizes, can also prevent installation headaches. The latter can be particularly important if using a different model pump as a backup, as it can prevent having to switch out fittings at a time which is already stressful. Keeping fittings and adapters in place on your pump allows you to install the backup quickly and easily, for immediate restoration of water flow.
There can be some potential pitfalls when purchasing a pump solely for use as a backup. The warranty on pumps begins on the purchase date, rather than the date of installation. If you purchase both a pump for your feature, as well as a backup at the same time, the secondary pump may no longer be under its warranty when the main pump fails. If you wish to just keep the water moving, a smaller, magnetic drive pump will still meet these needs. These units, while likely not the same flow as your main pump, often have longer warranties than their direct drive or hybrid counterparts. If compromising the flow of your water feature for even a short amount of time is not an option, which is often the case for those with fish, then purchasing two of the same pump at one time can be a good option.
Your home water garden is meant for relaxation and enjoyment, and keeping it healthy will allow you to benefit from it throughout the seasons. Keeping a backup pump on hand is one of the simplest ways to ensure your pond remains healthy without interruption. BestNest carries a full line of Pond Pumps to meet your needs. For more personal assistance, feel free to contact one of our customer service representatives toll free at 877-562-1818 or internationally at 513-232-4225 from 9 AM to 5 PM Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.