type of turtle
pond pumps that you get depends greatly on your specific
needs. Fortunately, the majority of turtle pond pumps are going to
tell you, right on the packaging, which size pump is best for different
size ponds and/or waterfalls, etc.
Of course, it is not just the size of your turtle pond pumps that
matter – they must also suit your needs and taste in terms of
flow rate and spray patterns. Before you start looking for your own
turtle pond pump, be sure to note the difference between the gallons-per-hour
and the maximum-head rating.
The maximum-head rating tells you the potential height above the
surface of the water that the pump could make the water rise. The
gallons-per-hour, on the other hand, tells you how much water the
pump pumps without lifting water above the surface of the pond.