What Size Water Pump Do I Need for My Water Feature?

Water PumpWith many different types of water features available including waterfalls, waterwalls, ponds and fountains, installing a water feature in your garden can make an attractive addition that becomes a unique focal point.

Whether a DIY devotee designing and building your water feature from scratch or buying an established water feature to install, the size of the water pump is an important aspect. After all, the water is the feature so you want to ensure it looks and operates as you intended.

Read below to learn three important questions to consider when choosing the best size water pump for your water feature including:

  • What are the dimensions of your water feature?
  • How will water emerge from your water feature?
  • How fast will water flow from your water feature?

What are the dimensions of your water feature?

The first indicator of what size water pump will be suitable for your water feature is based on the water features dimensions. Measure the height of the water feature form the surface of where the water will be to the highest point of the water feature and the width of the water feature from the two widest points.

How will water emerge from your water feature? 

You must also consider the wanted of your water feature. Will water have a sheer effect and run vertically down the water feature, such as with a water wall? Alternatively, will water project such as with a water fountain? A water feature that has to project, meaning push water, may require a larger water pump.

How fast will water flow from your water feature?

Grundfos Water Pumps PromotionThe nominal flow rate must also be considered when choosing the best size water pump for your water feature. If the water pump is too small it can result in insufficient flow therefore it is generally best to choose a water pump that is larger than what is required for flow. Buying a larger sized water pump gives you the option to reduce the amount of flow to the water feature if required.

WA Reticulation Supplies stocks a large and diverse range of water pumps for all your water movement needs.

WA Reticulation Supplies are trained and experienced in customising water pumps to your exact requirements by using additional parts to create the perfect pump solution for you. These additional components can include automatic operation switches, mains water diversion, pressure tanks, solar panels, ponds, plus many more. 

Drop in and speak to one of our experienced and trained team in our Armadale, Midland or Rockingham stores or call our team in Armadale on 08 9399 9399 or Midland on 08 9274 5500 or Rockingham on 08 9529 1000.