Pond Pumps (Submersible)


Submersible Pond Pump Benefits

The biggest draw to submersible pond pumps is their convenience. While they may not offer as much power as an External Pond Pump, these fish pond pumps don’t require much setup in advance. Place it in your pond skimmer filter or directly inside your backyard pond to begin pumping water. Also, submersible pond pumps run fairly quiet since they are kept underwater. If you have a small fish pond, we recommend using a submersible pump for the best results. 

Magnetic Drive Pumps

Magnetic Drive pumps, like these Alpine Pumps, are increasing in popularity as the fish pond pump to have for the average backyard pond. They use the power of magnetic fields to keep all the internal parts spinning correctly. Because fewer parts are touching, these pumps are expected to last longer and be up 3 times more energy-efficient than direct drive pumps. Magnetic drive pumps, unfortunately, don’t deliver as much head pressure as other options, so we don’t recommend using them as a submersible fountain pump. 

Direct Drive Pumps

Direct drive pumps, like these from Little Giant, are the workhorses of the pond industry. They produce more power than magnetic drive pumps and deliver enough head pressure for use as waterfall and submersible fountain pumps. However, they do consume more power to operate, so keep that in mind if you live in an area with high energy costs. Even still, these are the preferred choice for professionals seeking submersible pond pumps in larger applications. 

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