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Best Water Pumps 2022: Choosing the Right Water Pump for your Feature

6th May 2022

Best Water Pumps 2022: Choosing the Right Water Pump for your Feature

In most cases, when you install an Aquascape water feature in your garden, you'll need to also install a high-quality water pump. A water pump keeps water circulating around a feature. For decorative features, a water pump pushes water out, creating the cascading effect. Pumps also help to circulate water around ponds, streams, and waterfalls.

Aquascape Australia stocks a wide range of water pumps for different applications. This includes pumps for use within fountains, ponds, waterfalls, and streams.

When choosing a water pump, it's important to consider the flow rate and how much power the pump will require. The size of your feature will also play a role in determining the right pump for the job.

Read on to find out more about the purpose of pumps, plus some of the common types of water pumps we stock in our online store.

The Purpose of Water Pumps

Water pumps are used to move water around your feature. This can involve pushing water out of the feature, creating a cascading effect, or circulating it around ponds, streams and waterfalls. Investing in a high-quality pump is important for keeping your feature healthy. It also reduces stagnation, which helps to aerate your water feature and keep mosquitoes from breeding within a pond.

Water Pumps for your Feature

There are many different types of water pumps available to suit different needs. Some high-quality water pumps we stock include:

ASA 20,000 LV Pump



With a flow rate of 20,000 litres per hour, the ASA 20,000 LV Pump is suitable for use in both salt and freshwater features. This water pump has an 8-metre head height and a weatherproof controller and transformer. The ASA 20,000 LV Pump is designed for use in recreation ponds, and has a carbon shaft sleeve and ceramic shaft for longevity. This pump has a 2-year warranty on the power supply/transformer and a 5-year warranty on the pump and controller.

Ultra 800 LV Feature Pump - 3000 LPH


The Ultra 800 LV Feature Pump is made for use in small ponds and decorative fountains. It's extremely energy-efficient and has a maximum head height of 2.3 metres. This pump has a maximum flow rate of 3,000 litres per hour, and operates using a 24v transformer. The Ultra 800 LV Feature Pump comes with a 3-year warranty.

AquaSurge Pond Pump

Our AquaSurge pumps are submersible and designed for use in falls and skimmer-style filter systems. These water pumps are perfect for use in waterfalls, using asynchronous motor technology to provide high torque and trouble-free performance at higher head heights. AquaSurge pond pumps are built for continuous use, and they will not corrode or rust. They can be used either horizontally or vertically. Each AquaSurge water pump comes with a 3-year limited warranty. We have a wide range of AquaSurge pumps available, from the AquaSurge 3000 to the AquaSurge 4000-8000.

EcoWave Pond Pump


These water pumps are magnetically-driven (mag-drive) and designed for use in ponds and waterfalls. EcoWave pumps provide high flow rates at low head heights. They use internal, mag-drive motor technology and a vortex-style impeller for electrical efficiency. These EcoWave pumps can be used in pond skimmers, large fountain basins, and Pondless Waterfall Vault applications. They're made for continuous use and come with a 3-year limited warranty.

Ultra 240v Fountain Pump


The Aquascape Ultra is a small pond pump made for use in external filters, decorative fountains, small ponds, and other water feature applications. These pumps have mag-drive technology and are energy efficient. They have a wide, flat base and rubber feet to decrease the vibration, and by extension, noise. Ultra 240v pumps come with a 3-year limited warranty. We have a wide range of Ultra 240v pumps available, from the Ultra 400-1500 LPH to the Ultra 2000-7500 LPH.

Resun King 3AFLV Low Voltage Fountain Pump - 4000 LPH

With a maximum flow rate of 4000 LPH, the Resun King 3AFLV Low Voltage Fountain Pump is a fully-submersible pump. It comes with a number of attachments, including flow control, single and double volcano, foaming geyser, bell fountain, foam filter, waterfall outlet, and aerator venturi outlet fitting. The Resun King 3AFLV Low Voltage Fountain Pump comes with a 2-year warranty on the motor.

Geyser Hi-flow Water Pump - GHF-18000

The Geyser Hi-flow Water Pump is a large water flow pump. It's designed for a very high flow of 68,130 LPH. This water pump only uses 10 amps, and as a maximum head height of 12.1-metres. The Geyser Hi-flow Water Pump is suitable for use in fish ponds, recreation ponds, waterfalls, water features, water gardens, fountains, irrigation, and sump pits. This pump is made for vertical installation.

680 LPH Low Voltage Statuary Water Pump



Our 680 LPH Low Voltage Statuary Water Pump is perfect for use in smaller decorative fountains. It's a magnetically-driven pump and can be used in water features, external filters, spitting ornaments, and indoor and outdoor water fountains. These pumps are easy to maintain and extremely energy-efficient. The durable, pre-filter cage design reduces pump maintenance and prevents clogging. Each 680 LPH Low Voltage Statuary Water Pump comes with a 3-year warranty on the pump and a 1-year warranty on the transformer.

Pond Powerhead


The Aquascape Pond Powerhead increases circulation in water gardens and ponds. It's great for use in areas with low water flow, providing surface agitation, circulation, and aeration. These pumps are energy efficient, and low voltage, preventing build-up and water stagnation. The Pond Powerhead is easy to install - simply place one in your pond and it's good to go - no pipe or plumbing required! These Powerheads can be used as a standalone product, or with additional Pond Powerheads for maximised circulation in large water features. Each Pond Powerhead comes with a 3-year limited warranty.

Need a new pump for your water feature? Browse through the extensive range available on our website. From small water feature pumps through to water pumps for recreation ponds, we have a variety of options to choose between. 

*Excludes shipping to NZ. No dangerous goods shipping to NZ without contacting us first