How to Choose the Right Pond Pump for your Water Feature

3rd Jan 2022

How to Choose the Right Pond Pump for your Water Feature

When installing your water feature, you’ll want to ensure you have the right type of pond pump to go with it. At Aquascape Australia, we stock many different types of pond pumps, from submersible pond pumps to low voltage pumps, and high-flow pumps.

Pond pumps run 24 hour a day, so it’s important to invest in a high-quality product. Here are some of our tips for choosing the right pond pump for Australian ponds and water features.

How to choose a pond pump for your water feature

There are a few elements worth taking into consideration when purchasing a pond pump for your feature. The first is the type of feature you have. Not all pond pumps work with all types of outdoor water features. We have handy feature kits that include all the parts you need to build your feature (including a compatible pond pump). If you want to buy things separately, rather than purchasing your water feature as part of a kit, it could be helpful to take a look at the pond pump included in your water feature’s kit to get a gauge of what it needs.

Another element to consider is your feature’s flow rate, which is how many litres of water it moves per hour. This is often abbreviated to LPH, and will determine the size of pump you should choose. There’s also the factor of cost. As pond pumps are running continually, and are vital to the health of a water feature, we recommend investing in one that is high quality. This may cost a little more, but should also be more reliable in keeping your fish and delicate pond ecosystem safe. 

Choosing a pump for your waterfall

A pond pump is vital for the functioning of your waterfall feature. Whether you have a pond or Pondless waterfall, you’ll need a pump. We recommend EcoWave and AquaSurge pumps for waterfalls. To get an idea of the type of pump you’ll require for your project, do a little research into building a waterfall feature and take a look at our waterfall kits.

Choosing a pump for your pond

The type of pump you’ll need for your pond will depend on the size of the feature and the amount of water that flows through it. A 5m x 7m recreation pond will require a larger pond pump than a 1.2m x 1.8m design. For ponds, we recommend AquaSurge pumps.

Choosing a pump for your stream

A stream also requires a pond pump to keep the water circulating. We recommend AquaSurge pumps for streams. AqauSurge are versatile, submersible pumps. The size and flow rate of the pond pump will depend on the amount of water flowing through your stream.

Choosing a pump for your decorative water feature

At Aquascape Australia, we stock many different types of decorative water features for a range of different aesthetic styles. From spheres and urns to patio ponds to fantastically intriguing fire fountains, there are many different options to choose from. The type of decorative water feature you have will decide the type of pump you use. For example, a spillway bowl & basin may use an EcoWave pump, while an urn may require an Ultra pump.

There are lots of different types of pond pumps available, and choosing the right one can help keep your water feature happy and healthy. If you have any questions about which pond pump you should choose for your project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for a chat!

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