pond pumps are, quite obviously, best for smaller ponds
and water features. That being said, there are some things that you
need to consider when shopping for your own small pond pumps:
• There is a variety of pumps to choose from – check
the charts and tables that the manufacturers offer to make sure
that you purchase the one that will best suit you and your needs.
• A low purchase price is not everything – do not look
just at the price. Sometimes, you can save money in the long run
by buying a more energy efficient small pond pump that may cost
a little extra up front.
• Look for energy efficient pumps – but be aware that
some energy efficient pumps have less flow.
• Get a good flow rate – if you have a waterfall, you
are going to need a higher flow rate than if you need a small pond
pump for filtration purposes, only. If you have a preformed waterfall/sculpture,
it should have a recommended flow rate.
Before you buy your small pond pump, know what you need it for (water
filtration, waterfall, stream, etc.), know the flow rate needed, etc.
Be sure to thoroughly read any instructions that have come both with
your pond and the pond pump before purchasing a small pond pump.