Hozelock Aquaforce Pond Pumps
Powerful filter pump, perfect for an active pond
What are Hozelock Aquaforce Pumps?
Hozelock Aquaforce Pumps are powerful pond pumps that can handle solids of up to 10 mm and offer high flow rates from 1000-15000 lph. Ceramic bearings maximise the life of the pump and a conical impeller improves performance while a self-cooling system also makes sure that the unit does not overheat. The Hozelock Aquaforce range of solids handling pumps all incorporate a Wildlife Protection System which can be adjusted. This means that small fish, newts and frogs will not be drawn into the pump.
What are the benefits of this Hozelock Aquaforce pond pump?
The Hozelock Aquaforce Pond Pump has an increased cage surface area, which allows the maximum amount of waste and debris to be collected and pumped to the filter. With a large cage surface area, the pump is far less likely to clog, making the Aquaforce a low maintenance pump. It can be placed on its side or flat making it ideal for even the smallest of ponds.
How can I keep pond water clear of debris?
Larger models of the Hozelock Aquaforce pump can be used in conjunction with a satellite strainer. Aquaforce pumps have a second inlet allowing the use of a skimmer or satellite filter. By adding a satellite filter cage you can filter from another area in your pond to improve water clarity. By attaching a skimmer, it will remove floating leaves and surface debris improving pond clarity.
Can you use a swimming pool filter pump as a pond filter pump?
No, swimming pool pumps are designed to handle pool water, which is kept fairly sterile and only occasionally used by humans, who produce little waste, especially in a pool covered with plastic sheeting. Pond filter pumps are designed to be used as part of a pond filter system, with water that is naturally filled with algae and debris and used constantly by fish and wildlife that produce lots of waste. If you use a swimming pool filter pump in a pond, you will struggle with the cage clogging and find that your filter system requires constant maintenance to work correctly.
What size pump and fittings do I need for my pond?
The right size pond pump is an important part of a pond's ecosystem. A Hozelock Aquaforce pump will move water to a filter that cleans the water. A pumps flow rate drops when you pump higher and further than the pond, so you need to consider these effects. You should aim to purchase a pump that meets the maximum flow rate of your filter at its height above pond level. Check out our helpful guide on choosing the right size pump for your pond here. You'll also need some ribbed anti-kink pond hose and some hose clips to keep the hose firmly attached to the pump.
|Thermal cut off||Yes|
|Country of origin||UK|
|Solids handling capacity||Up to 10mm|
|Fitted plug||To comply with UK electrical legislation, pond appliances can't be supplied with a fitted plug, so you'll need to purchase one separately or wire it into an outdoor plug socket.|
|Guarantee||3 + 2 years|
|Pond sizes||Small to large|
|Pump model||Power||Hose size||Solids handling capacity||Dimensions||Amphibious use|
|1000||25W||25mm||2-6mm||L:28.8cm x W:24cm x H:13cm||No|
|2500||30W||25-40mm||2-6mm||L:28.8cm x W:24cm x H:13cm||No|
|4000||50W||25-40mm||2-6mm||L:28.8cm x W:24cm x H:13cm||No|
|6000||65W||25-40mm||2-10mm||L:33.8cm x W:27.8cm x H:14.4cm||Yes|
|8000||95W||25-40mm||2-10mm||L:33.8cm x W:27.8cm x H:14.4cm||Yes|
|12000||130W||25-40mm||2-10mm||L:33.8cm x W:27.8cm x H:14.4cm||Yes|
|15000||180W||25-40mm||2-10mm||L:33.8cm x W:27.8cm x H:14.4cm||Yes|
|Pump model||Flow at 1m||Waterfall width at 0.6m||Waterfall width at 1m|