Fish Pond, Fountain, Water Garden & Water Feature Pumps

There are several types of fish pond pumps in the market place to suit your wants and needs.
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Pond Boss waterfall pumps are recommended for high flow, low head height, low pressure, and solids handling capability with fewer clogs. The pumps provide a high flow rate per watt for energy-efficient continuous operation, and are safe for fish and plants. Use with filtration systems, water courses, and waterfalls.
An average sized backyard pond without fish will need a minimal pump rated at 125 GPH.
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Circulate your pond water with the Lifegard Aquatics Quiet One Pond Pump. This fish pond pump is designed to work extremely quietly – ideal for both you and your pond life! It can be used as either a dry or submersible pond pump. Energy-efficient ECO-SAV generates more power with less energy consumption. A variety of different models are available so you can find the best one for your pond capacity setup. A fish pond pump can benefit your pond in a variety of ways. Providing continuous circulation to your pond can help to aerate water and curb the growth of bacteria that would otherwise thrive in standing water. Circulating your pond water can help to redistribute pockets of extreme temperatures so that your pond life enjoys consistent temperatures throughout the water. A submersible pond pump can also assist your filtration system as well as drive different water features around your pond setup. The Lifegard Aquatics Quiet One Pond Pump is a performance fish pond pump that combines premium quality and performance design. Internal recirculation helps to prevent overheating and ejects debris that might obstruct the submersible pond pump. The efficient impeller design provides the pump with combined rotors, improved shaft materials and corrosion-resistant ceramic bearings that ensure quiet operation and longer life. Innovative cooling chambers provide air-cooling during dry use and water-cooling during wet use. Exact specifications and features for the Lifegard Aquatics Quiet One Pond Pump may vary between models. Models 9000, 14000 and 16000 feature pre-filter basket. Model 14000 features Remote Control. If you have a question about what fish pond pump would be right for you, please feel free to !
Photo provided by FlickrExternal Drive fish pond pumps offer lots of water flow and must be installed outside the water.
Photo provided by FlickrIf you have a pond with Koi fish in it, then it would be advisable to use a real electrical pond pump. See the comparison table here.
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Your water feature's pond pump filter is the most important part of the overall pond. The design, plants, rocks, and even fish can add some great attractive qualities, but no functional purpose. The pond pump and filter serve the main purpose of moving the water and keeping it clean.

Choose the Right Size

Often times, people building a pond in their backyard choose the wrong size pump for their needs. Pumps have a large job that can overwhelm a pump that is too small. A pond pump filter needs to be able to circulate water through a screen-type filter to another filtration tank outside of the pond itself. Then the water is returned through another pipe, usually ending up in a waterfall feature. Most pumps, even ones that are packaged with a pond kit, cannot adequately handle the correct rate that the water must be "changed."

Changing the water refers to circulating the entire capacity of the pond through the filtration device, thus cleaning the entire pond. However, with biological debris and other debris blown in by wind, the pump does not just have to push along water. A typical "change" rate should at least 4 to 5 times an hour. If your pump does not do that now, then you should look into larger pumps.

Construct Filter Box


Your filter is not going to go into the water, so it must be placed in some sort of attractive container or a constructed box. You can hide this with plants or rocks if you choose. This container then goes to the side of the pond, on the farthest end from where you will place the pump.

Connect the wire to the electrical box by running wires, through a plastic PVC conduit underground, from the filter to the electrical supply. Then using hose clamps, you can connect both the inlet hose and the outlet hose, putting both in place where they are going to be hidden from sight.

Install Pump

Run water into the pond until the bottom is covered. This will help you get rid of wrinkles in the liner and show you any low spots. After filling in these spots, and fixing liner, you can place the pump on the bottom of the pond. Your pond pump filter can either be set out freely, or put into a water safe container for aesthetic purposes.

Connect the hoses to the pump to send water to the filter, and begin filling the rest of the pond. After the water is finished filling, plug in the pump, and check to see if the water is running freely (without any clogging or suction noises).

Add Plants and Fish

The major attraction to any pond is not the pond pump filter. It is the plants and fish that you put into it. Let the pump circulate the water for a few days to get rid of any debris from construction and to check the "change" rate. Once everything is set on the pump and the pool, add your biological elements and enjoy.If you have a Koi Pond with a tumbling waterfall, a fountain that is adorned by elegant statues, or an aquarium that is stocked with your favorite colorful fish, a pond pump will keep the water feature's aquatic life healthy and vibrant. But not just any kind of pond pump will do, it must also deliver a reliable and energy-efficient performance so that you can save money on your water and electric bills.