Create stunning water features with Submersible Pond Pumps

Create stunning water features with Submersible Pond Pumps

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These pumps allow you to create captivating water features that not only boost the visual appeal of your garden but also provide a serene ambience.

The following guide will help you understand the benefits of these pumps and everything you need to know about installing one to transform your outdoor space into a picturesque and peaceful retreat complete with moving water.

The benefits of moving water in your garden  

Submersible pond pumps offer a variety of benefits that go beyond mere aesthetics. Here’s how they can enhance your garden: 

  • Visual Appeal: Water features powered by submersible pumps can become the focal point of any garden, adding visual interest and increasing the overall value of your property.
  • Sound Therapy: The soothing sound of water can transform your garden into a tranquil retreat, perfect for relaxation after a long day.
  • Ecosystem Support: These pumps encourage a healthy aquatic environment by circulating water, which is crucial for sustaining fish and plant life.
  • Water Quality Improvement: Continuous water movement helps filter out debris, prevent algae buildup and maintain clear water.

How to Choose the Perfect Location

Don’t have a garden pond yet? Selecting the right location for your pond and submersible pump is crucial for maximising its impact and functionality. Here are a few guidelines to follow: 

  • Visibility: Choose a spot that is visible from key areas of your garden or patio to ensure it can be enjoyed from various points.
  • Sunlight: While some sunlight is beneficial, too much can promote algae growth. An area that is partially shaded is ideal.
  • Accessibility: Ensure the site is accessible for maintenance. Also, consider the proximity to power sources for running the pump.
  • Natural Setting: Integrating the pond into a naturalistic part of your garden can instantly improve its aesthetic.

What Size Submersible Pump Do You Need?

The size of the submersible pump you choose should be based on the volume and type of water feature you plan to include in your garden. Here’s how to determine the appropriate size: 

  • Pond Volume: Calculate your pond’s total volume to determine the pump size needed to circulate the entire volume at least once every two hours.
  • Water Feature Type: Consider the type of water feature you desire, such as a waterfall or fountain. Higher and more elaborate features require more powerful pumps to circulate water effectively.
  • Head Height: Measure the distance the water needs to travel upward. A higher head height requires a pump with more power to move water to the desired height.

How to Install Submersible Water Pumps

Are you ready to install a submersible pond pump? Here’s how you do it:

What You’ll Need

Before you begin the installation, ensure you have all the necessary tools and materials: 

  • Submersible Pond Pump: Use our guide above to choose a pump that fits your pond’s size and the type of water feature you require. Pumps can service simple or complex cascading water features or for simple pond structures you may wish to add a fountain by attaching a compatible fountain kit to the pump. 
  • Tubing/Hosing: Needed to connect the pump to your water feature.
  • Electrical Supply: Ensure access to a safe, outdoor-rated power source.
  • Waterproof Sealant: For securing and waterproofing connections.
  • Additional Tools: Screwdrivers, pliers, knife, hacksaw and possibly a drill, depending on your setup.

Installation Process

Follow these steps to install your submersible pond pump: 

  • Position the Pump: Place the pump in the deepest part of the pond to ensure optimal water circulation.
  • Connect Tubing: Attach the appropriate tubing from the pump to the water feature, ensuring it is securely fastened. If a stepped hosetail is supplied, cut the smaller sizes off that arent being used
  • Electrical Setup: Connect the pump to your power supply. Ensure all electrical connections are waterproof and comply with local safety standards. If in doubt, contact a qualified, licensed electrician to check.
  • Test the Pump:Before turning the pump on, ensure the pump is fully submersed and your hands are out of the pond., Test it to ensure it works correctly and water flows through the feature as expected.
  • Final Adjustments: Adjust the position and settings of the pump and water feature until you achieve the desired effect.

Additional Considerations

When integrating submersible pumps into your garden pond, consider the following to ensure optimal performance and sustainability: 

  • Energy Efficiency: Opt for energy-efficient pumps to reduce electricity usage and cost.
  • Safety Measures: Always follow safety guidelines, especially regarding electrical installations near water.
  • Environmental Factors: Consider the local climate and wildlife. Make sure your water feature does not negatively impact the surrounding environment.

Submersible pond pumps – the silent heroes of water features

When installing a magnificent new water feature, you want to maximise that enjoyment, and limit maintenance. Here are some pumps to consider for your pond:

  • The AQUAPRO AP1050 is the ideal solution for small water features up to 1.2m high. This compact unit has been designed to accommodate a pre-filter sponge allowing significantly easier maintenance.
  • The AQUAPRO AP3000 is great for medium water features up to 2m high. This unit has also been designed to accommodate a pre-filter sponge allowing significantly easier maintenance.
  • The Aquapro AP7510 suits large water gardens striving for the most striking water features thanks to it’s vortex impeller allowing for significant 4.9M head height and high water flow


Enhance Your Garden’s Beauty with Reliable Water Pumps

Ready to transform your garden into a stunning oasis with the soothing sound of flowing water?

At Aquapro, we offer a wide selection of high-quality submersible pumps designed to meet various garden sizes and styles. Explore our range today and take the first step towards enhancing your garden’s aesthetics and ambience.