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Pond Surface Pump Stops Help Please !

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I have just started up a 5000 gallon koi pond. The filtration work by gravity the water drains out of the bottom then comes up into a round tank then into the filter box the water drops through each section containing media.

then the pump ( kockney koi yamitsu 250 watt) pumps the water back into the pond but after about 3 minutes the pump cuts out for about 30 seonds then starts up again. Surley this isnt right ? because when the pump cuts out the round tank carrys on filling and starts to over flow befor the pump kicks back in again please help the pump was brand new in the box and had never been used.

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There is clearly something wrong with your pump. Take it back to the seller.

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Maybe there's not enough water in the pond, or there's some sort of air-bubble stuck in your filter? I'm not sure, because I've never worked with pond filters, but when my filter gets stuck up that's usually my problem. :) Good luck.

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I had to google the pumnp to find out more about it. So it looks like a pool pump so I assume that it works like a pool pump. Based on the description of your problem. I can only think of two things that might be going wrong.

1. The pump is not primed or staying primed.

2. Something is clogging your intake or getting stuck in your intake, which is causing your pump to loose it's prime.

I had something like this happen in one of my customers pond. They installed their intake to reach the bottom of the pond. Their pump would stop running intermitently. After a bit of checking I found that his intake was getting clogged by sludge and pond plants. Once I moved his intake and cleared some debris it worked fine.

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I think that for safety's sake one should always have gravity as the force behind the final step. My foreign matter filter is a large 55 gallon drum with a coth bag (from a wood-shop dust collector) inside to trap the debris. The water comes in the top, filters through the sides of the bag, and returns to the pond through a hole and pipe at the bottom. Near the top there is also an overflow cutout which connects to the lower pipe. If the pump fails, or the bag clogs, water is returned to the pond by gravity. Same with the waterfall pump.

Another lesson I learned recently is to have the intake pipe 12" off the bottom, so when you forget to turn it off, there is still 12" of water in the pond. Lets just say most of my pond water is really fresh at the moment. ;-) OPTOH, algae is way down.

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