Need help with stabilizing a pump in a fountain.

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by Gman2310, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. Gman2310

    Gman2310 LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 340

    I recently replaced a fountain set up with a Kasco XStream Decorative Fountain Pond. The problem I am having now is the pump is just rocking in the water and does not look right. Anyone have a suggestion for stabilizing it. I was thinking of making a 1" pvc pipe cradle to sit the pump in. I would fill the pvc pipe with sand or concrete to weigh it down. Thoughts?
  2. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,559

    Pour a small concrete pad with anchor bolts to attach the pump
  3. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,188

    In a 5' deep pond, I once did this to hold a pump still under a circular center skimmer:
    Get a 2 gallon black plastic nursery pot, stand the pump up just sticking out of the top of the pot wrapped in a plastic bag. Pour concrete into the pot, and stick two stainless eye bolts into the wet concrete so I could hook the pot to make removing the pump easier.

    One lesson learned is that even though I wrapped the pump in a plastic bag, and even though it looked like it could be pulled out, it was stuck for good. But if you're ok permanently attaching the pump to a block of concrete, it can work.
  4. OP

    Gman2310 LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 340

    I ended uo making a pvc stand out of a 1" pipe. Worked out well

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