Cleaning your pond pump is something that you should consider doing on a regular basis.
Something that many people don’t do, because they don’t know how to clean it correctly. Or, they think that this isn’t just necessary to clean the pond pump.
However, there are many things that you should know about pump cleaning. Things that are essential for you to know.
Here is a complete guide about how to clean your pond pump correctly and safely.
Unplug the Pump from the Socket Completely
The first thing that you should do, is to unplug the pump from the socket completely.
We know that this might sound stupid, but there are so many people that are getting electrocuted. Because they think that they can clean the pond pump without removing it from the socket. Even, if you are switching off the power, it still needs to be unplugged for safety.
Not only should you unplug the pump, but you should remove any electrical cables before you start cleaning the pump. You want to make sure that you don’t get any of the electrical cables wet.
Remove the Pump from the Outer Cage and Dissemble Completely
The next step is that you are going to remove the pump from the outer cage and dissemble completely so that you can clean each and every part of the pump.
That said, you should make sure that you keep all the parts together and that you see how you did disassemble it so that you can put it together again.
Many people have ruined their pumps by not putting it together correctly, or by losing some of the most important parts. If the pump is ruined, you will need to purchase another, new pump.
Don’t Use Soap when Cleaning the Pump
This is one of the biggest mistakes that people are making. They are cleaning all the parts of the pump with soap or detergent. This isn’t recommended. This is because you will kill your fish that is living in the pond.
Fish can’t survive with things that are cleaned with soap. No matter how good you are rinsing it after cleaning with soap. There are many small holes in a pond pump, and cleaning it with soap is going to put your fish health at risk. No matter what.
Look for Damage or any Blockage and Clean Thoroughly
Now that the pond pump is open and all the parts have been removed, there is one essential thing to do.
You should inspect the pump and make sure that you are going to clean the pump thoroughly. You should look for any blockages and damage that might harm the fish.
If there are any blockages, you can clean it by rinsing it out. However, if there is any damage to some of the inner parts of the pump, then replacing the pump is recommended.
Broken parts can mean that the pump isn’t going to work sufficiently and risk filthy water that doesn’t have enough oxygen for the fish.
Reassembles and Connect Wires Again
After you have cleaned and rinsed it thoroughly, then you should reassemble the pump correctly. Make sure that you are using all the parts that you took apart.
You should make sure that the pump is completely dry before you are connecting the electrical wires again. This can be dangerous to connect the wires when the pump is still wet.
It is really important to make sure that you are cleaning your pond pump on a regular basis. And, you need to make sure that you are going to clean it correctly. This is something that you should clean and clean correctly or you can kill your fish.
The most important thing that you should know about cleaning your pond pump is that you should not make use of any soap. This is dangerous and can harm your fish. Just clean water is enough to clean all the parts of the pump.