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Pond Air Pumps

Pond air pumps are important parts of your pond setup and help to keep the water moving around the pond. Good circulation also helps to ensure that oxygenation levels in the pond high. If you are not planning to have a fountain or water feature in your pond, then a pond air pump that will move water around will be of great help.

Although many factors including humidity, temperature, stocking density and surface area to pond volume ratio, can affect the Oxygen levels within a pond. We generally recommend a minimum air flowrate of:

100 Litres Per Hour (1.7 Litres Per Minute)
per 1000 Litres (220 Gallons) of Pond Volume
Or
450 Litres Per Hour (7.5 Litres Per minute)
per 1000 Gallons (4500 Litres) of Pond Volume





Water in a pond does not behave in the same way as it would in a natural environment, and so a pond air pump can be used to prevent the pond water becoming stagnant. A good air pump will help the water to move around the pond in the same way as water would flow in a river or lake, which helps the fish and plant life to thrive.

It is also important for oxygen levels to remain high in the pond, so that it provides the best possible environment for fish to live in. There is a danger that oxygen levels can fall to unsafe levels, particularly when the weather is warmer in the summer months. When water is constantly circulating around the pond, it encourages the absorption of oxygen from the air and the release of carbon dioxide from the water.

Pond fish are not the only ones that benefit from a good supply of Oxygen. The essential bacteria that lives within the pond and filter requires Oxygen to survive and multiply. By increasing the Oxygen levels with an air pump, we can directly improve the health of all living things within a pond.

As well as the practical benefits, a pond air pump can also help to make your pond more attractive, as 1000's of tiny air bubbles will be continuously created and will rise through the water, creating a beautifully relaxing and hypnotic appearance.

There are a number different sized air pumps available that will suit ponds of varying volumes. It is important to choose the right sized pump for your pond so that the air pump will be effective at improving circulation and Oxygenation without making you pond look like a bubbling cauldron.


Pond Air Pumps - Product Sizing

Use the table below to select the correctly sized item. If you have any difficulties deciding which size is right for you, contact us by email or phone and we will be very happy to assist you.

Although many factors including humidity, temperature, stocking density and surface area to pond volume ratio, can affect the Oxygen levels within a pond. We generally recommend a minimum air flowrate of:

100 Litres Per Hour (1.7 Litres Per Minute) / 1000 Litres (220 Gallons) of Pond Volume

Or

450 Litres Per Hour (7.5 Litres Per minute) / 1000 Gallons (4500 Litres) of Pond Volume

Air Pump
Litre / Min
Max Air Stones
Max Pumping Depth
Approx. Optimum Pumping Depth
Aqua - Oxy 500
8.3
2
1.4m
0.6m
Aqua - Oxy 1000
16.6
2
1.6m
0.7m
Aqua - Oxy 2000
33.3
2
1.6m
0.7m

Pond Air Pumps - Product Comparison

Below is a comparison of the outputs from our different air pumps

Air Pump
Watts
Litre / Min
Max Air Stones
Max Pumping Depth
Approx. Optimum Pumping Depth
Solar Oxygenator
N/A
3
2
N/A
N/A
Oase AquaOxy 500
8
8.3
2
1.4m
0.6m
Oase AquaOxy 1000
15
16.6
2
1.6m
0.7m
Oase AquaOxy 2000
24
33.3
2
1.6m
0.7m
Hozelock Air 320
4
5
2
1.5m
-
Hozelock Air 640
8
10
4
1.2m
-
Hozelock Air 1500
17
25
2 - 6
2m
-
Hozelock Air 2700
35
45
2 - 6
2m
-
Hozelock Air 4500
45
75
6+
3m
-
EA Airtech 70
34
70
6+
3.2m
41 lph @ 2m depth
EA Airtech 75
44
75
6+
3.9m
41 lph @ 2m depth
EA Airtech 95
62
95
6+
4.35m
62 lph @ 2m depth
EA Airtech 130
88
130
6+
4.35m
84 lph @ 2m depth
EA Airtech 150
106
150
6+
4.35m
119 lph @ 2m depth

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