• Pond Air Pumps

Shopping Basket

Welcome to Water Gardening Direct, your "One-Stop solution" for all your
Pond Equipment, Water Features, Aquarium Products and Spare Parts.
We hope our site has all the Help and Advice you need, but if not,
please feel free to give us a call on 01778 341199
or click here to order a FREE Brochure

Pond Air Pumps

You Are Here : Pond Products > Pumping and Filtering your Pond > Pond Air Pumps

Pond Air Pumps - Full range

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 are 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.


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 250
4
4.15
1
1.0m
0.4m
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
Oase AquaOxy 4800
60
80
4
3m
0.7m
Hozelock Air 320
4
5
2
1.5m
1m
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
Blagdon Single Outlet
4
2.33
1
1.2m
-
Blagdon Twin Outlet 
5
5.33
2
1.4m
-
Blagdon Four Outlet
9
10.66
4
1.6m
-
Blagdon PondOxy 1800
16
30
6
2.2m
-
Blagdon PondOxy 2400
20
40
10
2.8m
-
Blagdon PondOxy 3600
32
60
20
3m
-

Customers Reviews


spacer

Why Buy From Us

FREE Delivery for Orders Over £50
(Uk Mainland excluding Highlands and Islands of Scotland)
Tick
1000's of Happy CustomersTick
1000's of Products in StockTick
Free Help and Advice from our Experienced Technical StaffTick
Over 20 Years Mail Order ExperienceTick
spacer

Secure Payments

Secure Online Payments
spacer

Follow Us

Manufacturers Details

Oase Pond ProductsHozelock Pond ProductsGordon Low Pond LinersEvolution Aqua Pond ProductsLotus Pond ProductsPontec Pond ProductsBlagdon Interpet Pond ProductsFish mate and Pond Mate Pond Products
Tetra Pond ProductsTAP Pond ProductsSmart Solar Garden ProductsStowasis Water FeaturesAquaHydrotech - Ecoponds Pond ProductsBiorb Aquarium ProductsWater Gardening Direct Pond Products