PondKraft Variflow Filter PumpJust like the different designs available for a pond, there are numerous types of pond pumps that you would have to choose from as well. It can be intimidating and a little overwhelming which is why it is better to understand first what benefits each type of pond pump has in order to choose the best one. 

What are pond pumps for?

Pond pumps are used to keep pond water aerated which is important for the fishes and other aquatic life. Without a pump, the water won’t get enough aeration leading to a repulsive smell around the pond that would definitely be not very inviting. 

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What types of pond pumps are there?

Depending on the type of pump you require, there are two main types. A submersible and a centrifugal pond pump. 

Submersible pond pumps

The submersible pond pumps are placed deep in the ponds either boxed or in a pond vault. These are not visible from the outside as they are completely submerged, the installation of these pumps is very time efficient and won’t even cost you much. Ideally, these types of pumps are used for small ponds. Make sure that these pumps are not oil-based especially if there are fishes in your pond since there is a risk of oil leakage. For a larger pond, pond pumps are installed outside the pond as it will be difficult to install it in the bottom of the pond. These are louder, more time consuming to install yet take less maintenance. Besides these options, there is another power efficient and cost efficient option for people who are looking for pond pumps! 

Solar Pond Pumps

Solar pond pumps, which can be placed outside and submerged inside small ponds too. The most attractive features of the solar pond pumps are their environment friendly properties and no electricity required, however, they won’t be a good choice for areas that don’t get enough sunlight during the daytime. 

Waterfall pond pumps

Waterfall pumps come as a whole set, this serves as an ornament for the pond as well as serve the purpose of aerating the water. Another important factor in pond pumps is the size of the tube that you choose for your pump. Make sure that the tube is according to the size required because if it is too small, it won’t be able to produce the pressure that is required to aerate your pond. Given the wide options, it is now your job to smartly choose a pump that not only fits your need but also is light on the pocket!