Before you install your pond pump, make sure that you have access to an outdoor power point that has been installed by a qualified electrician. The power point needs to be close enough to the pond so that the electrical cable on the pump can reach it.
After the pump has been put in the pond, at the right height, turn it on to test the water-flow rate. If it's too high, the flow rate can be adjusted on the pump. Alternatively, you can attach one of the nozzles from the fountain kit to get the desired flow rate and the look that you want. Depending on the height of the nozzle, you may not need to sit the pump on a brick.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.