In the spring and summer months, when fish are fully active and plants are in their prime, an air pump is vital to pump air into the pond. Used with an air stone and airline, a stream of bubbles agitates the surface of the water, which lets in vital oxygen.
It's recommended that you keep the pump running throughout warmer weather to ensure a good oxygen level all summer long. In the winter when plants die off and fish hibernate in the lower recesses of the pond, the pump can be turned off.
Whatever size pond you have, we are sure to have an air pump to suit. Most come complete with airline and accessories, but if not we have a well-stocked range here at Swell UK, to help you complete your kit.
For a large pond of around 20,000 litres, the Aqua Oxy 2000 from Oase is ideal. It can be used both in and outside the pond and comes complete with airline, wear free air stones and runs quietly too.
A great air pump for the warmer season is the Hozelock Solar Air Pump. Running off the sun's rays it is a great low cost and eco-friendly alternative.