Fittings and Valves

The right combination of plumbing and pumps is essential.

A pump circulates water against the resistance caused by gravity and friction. The pump has to overcome gravity to raise the water above the pond's surface -- the higher the water is pumped, the more resistance the pump will face, and the less water will be delivered per minute.

The friction of the water moving through pipes also causes resistance to flow. A small diameter pipe causes more friction than the same length of a larger pipe, and the resistance increases as the flow rate increases. Because the resistance due to friction is not constant at all flow rates, it is called dynamic head.

Please feel free to contact us should you require help in the selection and application of these specialty fittings.

 

Please Note: Our website is not set up to calculate the shipping cost.  Unless it is specified that the item(s) being ordered come with "free shipping", the shipping cost will be calculated at the time the order is packaged and will be added to the Grand Total price of your order. If you would like an estimate on shipping, please contact us prior to submitting your order and we will be happy to check into that for you.