Help in choosing a Pump and Filter
For a biological pond with a feature (statue, waterfall, stream etc)

For filtered ponds without a water feature - Click here
For pond features with no filtration - Click here
For water walls with no filtration - Click here

Help us to help you - answer as many questions as accurately as you can

  • For ease of use please answer questions in order of appearance.
  • Depending on what choices are made, irrelevant questions will become disabled.
  • If you have two separate ponds, please submit two forms, if you have two combined ponds, please call 1800 607 388 for assistance.

In a nut shell, what is your project? (You can be brief as all technical questions are asked below)

What items are you interested in?
Pump Filter UVC Skimmer Lights Pond Liner

After going through our web site (very important)
Do you have in mind specific equipment that you think will do the job, or any preference toward a particular brand? If you do please list them below so we can confirm suitability.

Section 1. General critical questions

Equipment Voltage
If available, what voltage would you prefer to have?
(Please note that UV clarifiers are only available in 240 volt)
Please click on one of the choices below
240 volt mains power
Solar power (very limited range)
Low voltage - 12 or 24 volt, transformer supplied (limited choice)
Is the power cord length critical?
*Most pumps have either 3m, 5m or 10m cables
Yes* No *Must be at least m
Quality required
This question is very important as we have many choices in almost every product area.
Please click on one of the choices below
Budget Middle Very Good Best
Litres in pond (only if certain)   litres
Otherwise enter measurements in metres.
For round ponds enter the diameter in both the length and width fields

Enter values as decimals eg 500mm = 0.5m, 250cm = 2.5m

Enter values as decimals
eg 500mm = 0.5m, 250cm = 2.5m
Length m (do not enter mm)
Width m
Depth m *Required

Check the button that best describes your pond shape

Rectangular Triangular Circular Irregular
Check the button that best describes the side angle of the pond Vertical Steep Middle

Section 2. About the filter

What type of filter do you have in mind?
*Only for small ponds
**Foam block or tray filter connected to the pump
***Outside pond box that sits above ground, high enough for gravity flow
****Outside pond canister that can be buried just outside the pond and it able to send water to a higher position, such as a waterfall or stream.

Internal filter attached to pump*
In-pond, pre-filter**
External gravity filter***
External pressure filter****
No idea - please recommend a filter
What is the climate where you live?
Tropical = QLD, NT and North WA
Sub Tropical = Northern NSW
Temperate = NSW, SA, VIC, Southern WA
Southern = Tasmania and alpine regions of VIC and NSW
TROPICAL
SUB TROPICAL
TEMPERATE
SOUTHERN
How much sun exposure does your pond get in mid summer? 100% 75% 50% 25% 0%

Using your best judgment, what is or will be the stock level of fish or Turtles in your pond?

NONE
LIGHT
MEDIUM
HEAVY
If you have Koi or Turtles, are they: NONE
THE MINORITY
AVERAGE
THE MAJORITY
Using your best judgment, what is or will be the density of plants in your pond?
Plants are a positive in the pond system.
NONE
LIGHT
MEDIUM
HEAVY
Approximately what length of hose will be between the pump and filter?
The ideal setup is with the pump in the centre of the pond and the filter 1m - 2m from the pond, but the equipment can be placed in the best location to suit your setup.
m
If there will be a hose returning water directly back to the pond, what will be it's approximate length? m

Section 3. Pond Feature

Will the pond have a feature, statue, waterfall etc? If no, go to section 4. Yes No
For streams, what are the dimensions of the stream bed? m
Length X Width X Depth
How high above the top of the water in the pond is the top of the feature? m
Flow at the top of the feature, two choices.
1) You can ignore the next two questions, this means that the environmental flow (the litres per hour through the filter that is required to keep your pond healthy) will be used to flow over the top of the feature,
2) Or tell us how much flow you require at the top by either filling in the litres per hour or width and thickness of water.
 
How much water flow do you want over the top of the feature?
Consider a garden hose at 3/4 strength produces about 1000 litres per hour.
Would you want:
Half a garden hose = 500 litres per hour
Three garden hoses = 3000 litres per hour, etc.
For more help with this critical question click here
litres per hour
If you can not work out the flow, fill in the dimensions.
1mm thickness is considered gentle.
4mm thickness is considered aggressive.
How wide is the head or top of the feature?
mm
How thick do you want the water over the top?
mm
A biological filter must run 24 hours a day to work correctly.
Do you want the feature to also run 24/7?
Yes 24/7 is O.K. No 24/7 is not O.K.
If your answer is 'No 24/7' there are two choices. Either you will need two pumps (filter pump and feature pump), or use one pump and have a manual tap fitted to bypass the feature when it is not in use. One pump with manual diversion tap
Two pumps
If you answered 'Yes 24/7', or you answered 'No 24/7' and plan to use one pump, approximately what length of hose will be between the filter and the top of the feature? m
If you answered 'No 24/7' and plan to use two pumps, approximately what length of hose will be between the feature pump and the top of the feature?
(You must also fill in the return hose length in section 2)
m

Section 4. Contact Details

First name*
Last name*
Australian state (we do not export)*
Your E-mail address*
Day Phone*
Fax number
After hours phone*
Best hours of the day to contact you by phone*

*Required

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