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Swell Filter Pump Premium

Our premium range of versatile pond pumps

At a glance...
  • Powerful pond pumps with flow rates from 3,000-20,000 lph
  • Can pass waste solids up to 8mm in size
  • Available in a variety of models to suit any garden pond

Easy to order, super fast delivery.


What are these pond pumps?

This Swell Filter Pump Premium range includes a variety of high-quality pond pumps with varying flow rates, from 3,000 lph to 20,000 lph. These pond pumps are low maintenance, energy efficient, and incredibly versatile, able to power pond filters and water features, or simply improve circulation in your pond.

When paired with pond filters like our pressurised pond filters or pond box filters, these pond pumps make for a quality pond filtration system. Provided you stay on top of maintenance and give your pond pump, and pond filter, an occasional clean, then your pond will stay a healthy pond year-round.

These pond pumps are suitable for all kinds of ponds, from small wildlife ponds to large Koi ponds full of pond fish. They're solids-handling pond pumps too and are capable of passing particles up to 8mm in size. They also come with a 10m-long cable and have 25-40mm-wide hose fittings.

Key Features:

  • Low maintenance and energy efficient pond pumps
  • Flow rate = 3,000-20,000 lph
  • Suitable for use with pond filters and water features
  • Thermal cut-off to prevent pond pumps from damage due to blockages
  • 8mm solids-handling capacity
  • 25-40mm-wide hose fittings
  • Ball joint lets you control angle of outlet from pond pumps
  • Partner with a filter for a thriving, healthy pond
  • Available in nine different models with varying wattages
  • Pond pumps come with 3-year guarantee

What are solids-handling pond pumps?

A solids-handling pond pump is a pond pump that has been specially designed to handle abrasive waste solids that are often found at the bottom of garden ponds, like sludge, grit, and debris.

These particular pond pumps come with full-body strainer cages that prevent large solids (and fish) from being sucked into the pond pump, ensuring that particles only up to 8mm in size are able to pass through the pond pump. This increases the longevity of the pond pumps and decreases the risk of grit and debris wearing down the their delicate internal components.

A solids-handling pond pump also ensures an efficient flow rate, even during those months of the year when your pond is typically choked with muck. A constant flow rate is great as it keeps your water moving and your beneficial bacteria thriving - two of the most important things when it comes to maintaining a healthy pond.

On top of that, solids-handling pond pumps, like these from the Swell Filter Pump Premium range, are really easy to clean. All you have to do is unclip 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 or replacing.

Can these pond pumps block?

If enough particles larger than 4mm pass through the strainer cage of the pond pump, then there's a chance that the pond pump could become block. While a blockage like this 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?

This a question that every first-time pond keeper asks themselves prior to setting up a garden pond, and it's a difficult one to answer as it depends on a multitude of different factors. As a rule, pond pump flow rates drop the higher and further you attempt to pump pond water away from your pond, so this needs to be taken into account when selecting your pond pump.

You should purchase 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, streams, and pond fountains. As long as you select the right size pond pump, maintaining a healthy pond with one of these pond pumps will be a breeze. 

It's also important that you select the right type of pond pump for your pond. These pond pumps are versatile and can do almost anything, but if you're after specialist pond pumps then browse our range of fountain pumps, external pond pumps, and/or solar-powered pond pumps.

For more information about how to choose the right type and size of pond pump for your garden pond, check out our help guide here. Make sure you also check the specifications at the bottom of this page to find out the flow rates, max head heights, wattages, hose sizes, and dimensions of all pond pumps in this Swell Filter Pump Premium range.

What comes with these pond pumps?

These pond pumps can be purchased on their own, in which case they come with just a pond pump, a 10m power cable, and a hosetail adapter, or with a pipe installation kit.

You can choose from two types of pipe installation kit, a 5m pipe installation kit or a 10m pipe installation. 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 hose sizes, though it's worth double checking the specifications below to make sure it's compatible with your pond filter.

We stock several replacement parts for these particular pond pumps, including strainer cages and impellers. These parts will last you a long time, provided you properly care for your pond pump, but after a few pond seasons they may need replacing.

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 pumps. A spare can be purchased as and when required, though.


Energy efficiency A*
Cable length 10m
Thermal cut off Yes
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
Dimensions All pumps: 344 x 342 x 240mm



Pump model Power Max head height Max flow rate 1m 2m 3m 4m 5m 6m 7m
3000 25w 3m 3000lph 2500lph 2000lph 1000lph - - - -
5000 40w 3.5m 5000lph 4250lph 3200lph 2000lph - - - -
6500 50w 4m 6500lph 6000lph 5000lph 3000lph 900lph - - -
8000 70w 4.5m 8000lph 7500lph 6100lph 5000lph 2300lph - - -
10000 85w 5m 10000lph 9000lph 8000lph 6000lph 4000lph 900lph - -
13000 110w 5.5m 13000lph 12000lph 11000lph 9000lph 6200lph 3000lph - -
15000 135w 6m 15000lph 14500lph 13000lph 11500lph 9750lph 6500lph 900lph -
18000 170w 6.5m 18000lph 17000lph 15750lph 14000lph 12000lph 8000lph 4500lph -
20000 200w 7m 20000lph 19000lph 18000lph 16250lph 14500lph 12000lph 8000lph 2000lph
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