Swell Filter Pump Deluxe

Multi-purpose pond pumps with 8mm solids-handling capacity

At a glance...
  • Suitable for use with pond filters and water features
  • Pond pumps with 8mm solids-handling capacity
  • Available in a wide range of models to suit all garden ponds
Very pleased with the pump and with the fast and efficient service.

What are these Pond Pumps?

These pond pumps from the Swell Filter Pump Deluxe range are compact, energy-efficient pond pumps that have been designed with a number of different purposes in mind. They're incredibly versatile pond pumps, able to supply pond filters, water features, and waterfalls with a constant supply of pond water.

This pond pump range features six different models, with varying flow rates from 4,800-16,000 lph. This makes them powerful pond pumps suitable for almost all types of garden ponds, from small wildlife ponds to large Koi ponds full of pond fish. They can pass waste solids up to 8mm in size too, and come with a 10m-long cable and 25-40mm-wide hose fittings.

Whether you're planning to pump pond water to a pond filter, some water features, or just improve circulation in your pond, these Swell Filter Pumps are the perfect choice. Their versatility is their best feature and, when paired with filters like our pressurised pond filters and pond box filters, they're more than powerful enough to maintain a healthy pond.

Key Features:

  • A* energy efficient rating
  • Flow rate = 4,800-16,000 lph
  • 8mm solids-handling capacity
  • Completely submersible pond pump
  • Thermal cut-off to prevent damage from blockages
  • Removable strainer cage makes maintenance easy
  • Adjutable outlet lets your control pond pump direction
  • Suitable for use with pond filters and water features
  • Partner with a filter to keep pond water healthy
  • Available in a variety of sizes

What are solids-handling pond pumps?

A solids-handling pond pump is a pond pump that has been designed to handle abrasive waste solids that typically build up on the bottom of garden ponds, like sludge, grit, fish waste, and decomposing leaves.

These pond pumps in the Swell Filter Pump Deluxe range come with strainer cages that prevent large solids (or fish) from being sucked into the pond pump, ensuring that only small particles pass through the pond pump.

This increases the longevity of the pond pump and decreases the risk of grit and debris wearing down the pond pump's delicate internal components, like the impeller. The impeller in these pond pumps needs to be maintained in order to ensure proper pond pump function.

A solids-handling pond pump also ensures an efficient flow rate, even during those months of the year when your garden pond is typically choked with muck. This is great as it keeps your water moving and your fish healthy - two hallmarks of a healthy pond.

On top of that, solids-handling pond pumps, like these pond pumps in the Swell Filter Pump Deluxe range, are incredibly easy to clean. Just detach the strainer cage, give it a scrub in a bucket of pond water, and remove any built-up waste solids. This will also give you easy access to the pond pump's impeller, should it need servicing.

Can these pond pumps block?

If enough particles larger than 8mm pass through the strainer cage of the pond pump, then there's a chance that the pond pump could become blocked. While a blockage can break some pond pumps, these particular pond pumps are equipped with a handy thermal cut-off switch that temporarily disables the pond pump to prevent lasting damage.

What size pond pump do I need?

It's tough to select the right size pond pump for you garden pond. If you're planning to partner a pond pump with a pond filter, then this task becomes even tougher! A general rule to consider, though, is that pond pump flow rates drop the higher and further you attempt to pump pond water away from your pond.

You should choose a pond pump that meets the maximum flow rate of your filter at its height above pond level. The same applies for water features too, like waterfalls and streams. As long as you select the right size pond pump, maintaining a healthy environment with one of these pond pumps will be a breeze.

For more information about how to choose the right size pond pump for your garden pond, check out our help guide here.

What comes with these pond pumps?

These pond pumps are available in six different models that can be purchased as standalone units. You can also purchase a pond pump with either a 5m pipe installation kit or a 10m pipe installation kit. Each kit comes with a length of pond hose pipe, two hose clips to ensure a strong connection, and some anti-leak PTFE pipe fitting tape.

The hosetail adapter that comes included is suitable for multiple different pond hose sizes, though it's worth double checking the specifications below to make sure it's comptable with your pond filter and/or water feature..

Also, please note the following:

  • To comply with UK electrical legislation, these pond pumps are NOT supplied with a fitted plug. You'll have to purchase a fitted plug separately.
  • The pond pump's impeller is a consumable part that, over time, can wear down. This component is not covered by the guarantee on the pond pump. A spare can be purchased as and when required, though.


Energy efficiency A*
Cable length 10m
Solids handling capacity Up to 8mm
Hose size 25-40mm
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 years



Pump model 4800 6500 8500 10000 13000 16000
Power 35W 65W 95W 115W 130W 180W
Dimensions Ø297x155mm Ø297x155mm Ø297x155mm Ø297x155mm Ø297x155mm Ø297x155mm
Max head height 2.6m 3.5m 4.2m 4.5m 5m 5.5m
Max flow rate 4800lph 6500lph 8000lph 10000lph 13000lph 16000lph
Flow rate 0.5m 4800lph 6500lph 8000lph 10000lph 13000lph 15500lph
Flow rate 1m 3900lph 5750lph 7000lph 9000lph 12000lph 15000lph
Flow rate 1.5m 3000lph 5000lph 6750lph 8200lph 11000lph 14000lph
Flow rate 2m 1900lph 4000lph 6000lph 7350lph 10500lph 13500lph
Flow rate 2.5m 500lph 3750lph 5000lph 6100lph 9750lph 12000lph
Flow rate 3m - 2000lph 4000lph 4900lph 8100lph 11000lph
Flow rate 3.5m - 500lph 2000lph 4000lph 7000lph 9750lph
Flow rate 4m - - 1800lph 2100lph 5500lph 8000lph
Flow rate 4.5m - - - 500lph 3000lph 6000lph
Flow rate 5m - - - - 500lph 4000lph
Flow rate 5.5m - - - - - 500lph
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