Do I Need a Pond Pump?
If you want the water in your pond to remain clear, free from stagnation and “pongy” odours, then a pond pump is essential to the health of your aquatic ecosystem. This is doubly true if your pond contains aquatic life, as fish rely on water that is properly circulated to deliver them the oxygen they need for survival.
Choosing the Right Pond Pump
Pond pumps are one of the most important pond supplies, so it’s important to select one that is appropriately suited to your needs.
The first thing you need to do when choosing a pump is to calculate how much water your pond holds, which is known as the “circulation volume”. Once you’ve established this figure, you will need to select a pump that can effectively handle this volume of water.
The second thing to do is to establish which type of pump you require:
Filter pumps are designed to remove debris from your pond by transferring water into a pond filter via a pond hose or rigid pipe. These pumps are not an all-in-one unit and require a separate pre-filter.
Filter pumps are an ideal choice for anyone with a pond that is home to aquatic life, as they are specially designed to remove solid matter without harming fish, frogs and plants.
Just as the name suggests, fountain pumps are designed for garden fountains, where they are used to pump water through a fountain head. Most of these pumps come pre-packaged with a variety of fountain pump heads to give you a range of different water display options.
Swallow Aquatics offers both Fixed Fountain Pumps and Floating Fountain Pumps, as well as Jumping Jets which can add another exciting aesthetic element to your pond.
Our Best Selling Pond Pumps
Oase Aquamax Eco is our best selling series of pumps - and for good reason. With perhaps the lowest running costs of any pump on the market today, they are not only highly economical, but also fantastic quality, coming complete with a five year guarantee.
Another great feature is a second inlet to connect a large-surface satellite strainer, which enables intake of polluted water from the pond floor.
The Hozelock Aquaforce range of filter pumps have solids handling capabilities, so are ideal for transporting pond debris to a filter. These pumps require little maintenance and also feature a wildlife protection system, which prevents small fish and frogs being drawn into the pump.
Hozelock Aquaforce pumps come in a series of models, with the model number signifying the number of litres pumped per hour. The Aquaforce 4000 is our best selling pump in this range.
Other brands we regularly stock include Boyu, Gemini and Laguna.