For all garden fountains and water features, you need a good water pump for your project to look impressive and be a success.
Pond pumps vary in water flow and capacity, power supply, filtration, possible uses, durability, size, maintenance and cost. All these matter when choosing a pond pump.
The success of garden water features involving moving water depends ultimately on the pump. A suitable water pump can also help to keep an ordinary pond clear and healthy for fish and aquatic plants.
Choosing a suitable pond pump from the bewildering selection available is therefore most important. Here are some of the things to consider:
- Pond application – submersible pond pumps may be used to operate garden fountains, streams or waterfalls, to filter garden ponds or to power free standing patio water features.
- Pump Capacity – this may be expressed as a measure of water flow (liters or gallons per hour), and/or ‘head’, the maximum height to which the pump will raise water.
For fountains, the ‘head’ is the more significant measure, as it tells you how high the pond pump will throw water above the surface of the pond.