At Wayside, we know the pump is the heart of every pond. It's the lifeline for the fish and it provides the beautiful movement of water which makes so many of us build a pond in the first place. You will find a pump at Wayside for whatever your requirements. The types of pumps we sell are waterfall pumps, filter pumps, feature pumps, dry run pumps, fountain pumps, irrigation pumps, dirty water pumps and drainage pumps (You can filter the results using our subcategories below).
For a fish pond, we advise that the flow rate of your pump should move all of the water in the pond once an hour - so a 4000 litre pond will require a pump which moves 4000LPH. The other important factor to think about for a pond filter pump is that it should factor in the lift. The higher a pump has to lift pond water, the harder it has to work, therefore less water you will get moved. You can see flow rates of all our pumps at 1m lift on the product pages.
For a water feature, you will need to think about the width of the waterfall or the height of the fountain when considering which size pump to buy. As a rule, every 6 inches (15cm) of waterfall width, you will need around 300 gallons (1300 litres) of water per hour. If you want a fuller effect you will need more water, and for a more broken effect, you will need less.
Other factors to consider when buying a pond pump are the size of particles accepted and the maximum lift. If you have a fountain then you will want a finer mesh to prevent debris clogging the fountain nozzle, but for a fish pond, larger particles will need to be accepted so that the filter can remove them from the pond and keep the water clean. If you use a fine strainer on a filter pump, you will need to clean this several times a week in summer to prevent the pump from running dry, therefore for all pond pumps, we recommend a minimum particle size of 8mm.