Pond Pumps

My favourite type of pump for most ponds is a low volt DC pump. They are incredible energy efficient, quiet and low volt! There’s lots of different brands coming to market which is exciting to see, as they are very affordable.

At the bottom of the page is a video showing a variable speed DC pump in action. Just keep in mind that most of the pumps sold will not have a transformer rated for outdoors, this means they need to be protected from the weather.

I like to place these pumps, in an intake bay or skimmer, this helps prevent them getting clogged and greatly reduces maintenance.

Sometimes an external pump is necessary so I have a link to those also.

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Variable speed /submersible low volt dc pumps

  • Cheaper than other comparable pumps
  • Extremely energy efficient
  • Easy to use control panel
  • Multiple fittings included
  • Very quiet

External Pond Pump

External pumps aren’t as energy efficient as submersible pond pumps. In many jurisdictions if you plan on swimming in the pond the authorities will require you to have an external pump.