Pond and Waterfall Pumps
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We have a huge selection below of Pond Pumps and Waterfall Pumps for any koi / fish pond, waterfalls and streams.
Pond Pumps are generally categorized into 4 sections.
Mag-Drive or Magnetic Pumps – These pond pumps are lauded for their energy efficiency. They come in sizes of up to 10,000 gallons per hour and in almost all cases this is the kind of pond pump that will fit your needs. Examples of a mag-drive pond pumps are the Anjon Monsoon Pond Pumps, Anjon Flood Pond Pumps and Atlantic Tidalwave 2 Pond Pumps below. We have more selections and you can scroll down to see the descriptions of what they are.
Direct Drive Pond Pumps – These submersible pond pumps are stronger than their mag-drive counterparts. These pond pumps will sustain their gallon per hour flow usually better than the magnetic pond pumps at the same head height. They use more energy but these pond pumps sometimes are necessary in the event there is a very tall waterfall or a long wide stream that requires such a sustained flow. Some examples of direct drive pond pumps would be the Shinmaywa, Anjon Bog Frog, and Atlantic Water Gardens. Most are usually of metal construction and can handle a certain level of solids to pass through their impellers.
Inline Pond Pumps – These can be both submersed or used externally by way of gravity feed. They have an intake you can place your plumbing too for gravity feed or you can use that intake to place a prefilter if using it submersed. Some examples are the Pondmaster Pond Pumps or the Calpump Torpedo Pond Pumps below.
External Pumps or Centrifugal Pumps – These pond pumps are strictly external and cannot be submersible in the water. Generally you will find these pond pumps to have high flow rate and are used for bigger ponds or ponds that submersible pond pumps will look too obvious. You can place them above the water level of you pond however they need to be flooded or primed prior to operation. There are self-priming pond pumps available below. Non self-priming pond pumps will need to be flooded before operation. You can typically keep the intake line flooded even when the pond pump stops with the use of a check valve placed on the intake line.
Select Your Plumbing Diameter -- You will need to select your diameter based on the flow of your pond pump not the actual outflow of the pump. Want to learn about flow rates and pipe size? See our flow rate dynamics.
To Calculate Total Head Height – You need to measure both the vertical height and the horizontal length. Horizontally, every 10 feet is equal to 1 ft. Therefore if you have 30 feet to go that would be equal to 3 vertical feet. So if you have a 30 foot stream and it is going up a 10 foot tall hill you will need to assume that you pump is needing to pump 13 vertical feet. Got it? If you also are using elbows you need to factor those into you head height. The more you use the more it affects this. This is why it is a good idea to use flexible pipe which reduces the number of elbows and other junctions. VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW ABOUT POND PUMP LOAD CLICK HERE