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How intelligent is your pond?
12th July 2018

By Sandra Pearce
Aquatics specialist Blagdon has launched Amphibious IQ, a British-designed energy-saving pond pump with intelligent features. 
 
Suitable for waterfalls and filters, the Amphibious IQ combines low maintenance with high performance, and using its digital motor technology consumes around 30% less energy that similarly priced pumps.  
 
Available in four sizes (standard, medium, large+ and extra large pond), the pump’s microprocessor control and monitoring system offers a wide variety features including:
 Motor Protection System: If the pump detects the motor is clogged or jammed, the motor protection system will pause and display, ‘motor jammed, clean impeller, clean rotor’. When the clogging has been removed the pump can safely restart.
 Run Dry Protection System: If the pump detects is has run out of water, it will pause and display, ‘water low, add water’. When water has been added the pump with safely restart.
 Flexible Power Usage Control & Display: With the touch of a button the user can stop, start, increase or decrease power and flow, thereby allowing for optimum performance and maximum energy saving.
 
A spokesman said: “As with all Blagdon products, ease of use is at the forefront of their design.  The Amphibious IQ can be placed anyway up while in the pond, its casing has equally distributed holes all the way around which ensures an even flow of water to the pump so should debris create a partial blockage, the pump will continue to work. 
 
“The impeller also has clear housing making it easy to check for possible blockages or damage without having to undo it. With a three year guarantee, the Amphibious IQ pack contains a pump, controller, hosetails and fittings.”