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Creative Pumps Deluxe Stainless Steel Spillways

Projecting and Cascading Option

Our Deluxe range of marine grade stainless steel spillways are Australian made and are the highest quality available on the market. You have a choice of two styles, either projecting (shooting out in a blade of water) or cascading (trickle gently down the wall).

 Unlike the multi function models, which are designed for a dual purpose, the Deluxe spillways are designed to perfection to master either projecting or cascading so you simply choose the style that you require. Available in lengths all the way up to 2.4m.

To order, consult the chart and the information below then select the spillway which suits your needs from the drop down list on the side of the page and add to cart. Don't forget to also select your pipe inlet as bottom or rear entry (see diagram below for example of each - bottom entry as shown on the left image and back entry on the right image).

  • High Quality Marine Grade 316 Stainless Steel
  • Made in Australia
  • Each spillway is made to order and will take approximately 2 weeks to manufacture and ship depending on your location
  • Available in lengths all the way up to 2.4m. Can mount beside each other if you want a longer cascading feature
  • Plumbing kits inlcuding necessary pipework and fittings to connect to your pump available - click here
  • Ponds and base troughs to collect your water also available - click here
  • For freshwater only, not ideal for chlorinated pools
  • Available as a Projecting OR Cascading water feature - make sure you choose the correct option for your situation
  • Projecting option can Project up to a maximum of 300mm 
  • Maximum recommended mounting height for projecting spillway is 900mm. Any higher than this and the water blade will start to break up and your feature will get very noisy. This is the same with every projecting spillway
  • Available with inlets either at the bottom or back of the box depending on your installation needs
  • All inlets are 32mm female BSP. 1 inlet for 600 - 1000mm, 2 inlets for 1200 - 1800, and 3 inlets for 2400mm.
  • Spillway plumbing kits available with pipework you can use to connect it up, suited to each spillway
  • Please consult below to select a pump or call us for help

Aussie's Observations about Creative Pumps Deluxe Stainless Steel Spillways

Rating:
Budget • Good • Better • Best • Superior

Suitable for:

Suitable for any wall mounted water feature with fresh water.

What we liked:

The best money can buy. Designed specifically for their intended purpose and made in Australia, they outperform all other spillways.

Less than ideal:

Not suitable for saltwater or chlorine (swimming pools). Use acrylic or PVC spillways such as the Aquaflo or Waterblade.

From $467

What is a cascading sheet descent spillway? 

A stainless steel box with a delivery spout is mounted in a wall, water flows softly from the spillway and runs down the wall face into the pond or pool. Sheet descent units have been designed with a multi chamber internal baffle system to promote even flow over the spillway.

What is a projecting sheer descent spillway (also known as sheer descent water feature) ?

A stainless steel box with a delivery spout is mounted in a wall, a large volume of water passing through this special unit producing a solid sheet of water that projects away from the wall. The sheet of water does not touch the wall, but goes directly into the pond.

Hint 1: If using a projecting sheet effect, never mount higher that 900mm above the water. The further the water drops, the narrower it becomes due to surface tension. The drop in the photo's above is .9m to give you an idea. Another way to understand this tapering effect is that for every 50cm of drop, the width of the sheet of water narrows by about 10 cm.  After about 90cm of drop the sheet starts to break up.

Hint 2: Any elbows or tees in the system will reduce flow.  On the 2 inlet model spillways, it may be desirable to use two pumps, this will avoid the need for a tee.

Hint 3: Glass .. When water is run down glass, to improve water flow and maintain it's full width you should angle the wall between 2 to 5 degrees

Hint 4: Acrylic .. When water is run down Acrylic, to improve water flow and maintain it's full width you should angle the wall between 5 to 7 degrees

Hint 5: How to neatly get the electrical cable from the pump and the water tube out of the pond cleanly and allow for service. Click here

Step by Step Guide for selecting your spillway

Step 1

Choose the length of spillway that will best suit the installation position that you desire.
 

Step 2

Make a decision on what function is most appealing to you:
  1. Projecting Sheet (also known as Sheer Descent)
  2. Sheet Descent (softly down the wall)
  3. Both (refer to Projecting Sheet charts as the flow can be reduced on a larger pump to gain the Sheet Descent function)

Step 3

Measure the mounting height of where the spillway will be positioned. This is measured from the top of the pond water (not the pump position) to the spillway.

Step 4

Choosing your pump.

  • Refer to the relevant chart below (Projecting Sheet or Sheet Descent)
  • Find the spillway length that you have chosen, make note of the minimum litres per hour that are required to make a good display. Special note .. the litres per hour quoted are at the spillway, not at pond level. Example if the required flow is 1000 litres per hour, you will not need a 1,000 litres per hour pump, but a pump able to pump 1,000 litres per hour at the required mounting height , it may be a 2,000 litre pump, see the pump chart at the bottom of each pump page.
  • Decide if your pump will be inside or outside the pond
  • Finally decide on the quality of pump that you desire starting from the best quality on the left.

Once you have decided on a pump, click the link from the chart to visit the pumps page and refer to the chart at the bottom titled 'Flow rates at different pumping heights'. From this chart compare the litres per hour that the pump is capable of producing at the mounting/head height of where your spillway will be mounted. If this value is equal to or greater than the minimum litres per hour required for your spillway length then you can be 90% sure that you've made the right choice.

Step 5

Choose your plumbing kit

  • Under the multi-function chart refer to the relevant section (Projecting Sheet or Sheet Descent)
  • Find the spillway length that you have chosen
  • Decide if the supplied hose length is adequate, if this needs to be modified, let us know

Step 6

Choose your through wall fittings (if you plan on plumbing through the pond or wall)

Step 7

You should now have everything you need to order all the components to complete your spillway. Go ahead and make the order either online or by calling us on 1800 607 388.

Pumps for "Deluxe projecting" spillways


How to choose your pump: A projecting sheet spillway requires a flow of at least 700 Litres per hour for every 100 mm of spillway width. This flow rate is measured at the spillway, therefore in choosing the pump, the distance* between the surface of the water and the spillway is a factor that only you will know. We have therefore made a number of suggestions below based on about 1.0m mounting, covering a variety of price points. The (list starts with the best quality and works right). *The higher the water is being pumped, the larger the pump must be.

Spillway
length

Min flow rate required at the spillway

Pump location

Potential pumps based on about a 1.0m mounting height*
*Choice of pump will depend on the head** (pumping height)
300mm

2,100 

litres per hr

If inside pond

Laguna Maxflo 4000
Oase Aquarius Universal Eco 4000
Aquagarden Mako 4000
Tornado Multi 4500

If outside pond

Aquagarden Mako 4000
Oase Aquarius Universal Eco 4000 
Tornado Multi 4500

600mm 4,200
litres per hr
If inside pond Laguna Maxflo 5000 
Little Giant WGP55  
Aquagarden Mako 6000
Laguna Max-flo Powerpump 
Tornado Multi 6000
If outside pond

Aquagarden Mako 6000
Tornado Multi 6000

800mm 5,600
litres per hr
If inside
pond
Oase Aquarius Universal 6000  
Laguna Maxflo 7500
Little Giant WGP65
Tornado Multi 8000
 
If outside pond Oase Aquarius Universal 6000  
Tornado Multi 8000
1000mm 7,000
litres per hr
If inside
pond
Oase Aquarius Universal 9000  
Laguna Maxflo 9000
Little Giant WGP65  
Aquagarden Mako 9000 
Tornado Multi 10000
If outside pond Oase Aquarius Universal 9000  
Aquagarden Mako 9000 
Tornado Multi 10000
1200mm 8,400
litres per hr
If inside pond Oase Aquarius Universal 12000
Laguna Maxflo 11000
Aquagarden Barracuda 10000 
Tornado Multi 12000
If outside pond Oase Aquarius Universal 12000 
Aquagarden Barracuda 10000 
Tornado Multi 12000
1500mm 10,500
litres per hr
If inside pond

Oase Aquarius Universal 12000
Aquagarden Barracuda 15000 
Tornado Multi 15000

If outside pond

Oase Aquarius Universal 12000  
Aquagarden Barracuda 15000 
Tornado Multi 15000

1800mm 12,600
litres per hr
If inside pond

Laguna Maxflo 16000 
Oase Aquamax Eco Premium 20000 
Tornado Multi 20000

If outside pond

Oase Aquamax Eco Premium 20000 
Tornado Multi 20000

2400mm 16,800
litres per hr
If inside pond

Oase Aquamax Expert 20000
Oase Aquarius Expert 20000 (bigger than required)
Tornado Multi 30000 (bigger than required)

If outside pond

Oase Aquamax Expert 20000
Oase Aquarius Expert 20000 (bigger than required)
Tornado Multi 30000 (bigger than required)

Pumps for "Deluxe Cascading descent" spillways

How to choose your pump: A cascading spillway requires a flow of at least 350 litres per hour for every 100 mm of spillway width. This flow rate is measured at the spillway, therefore in choosing the pump, the distance* between the top of the water and the spillway is a factor that only you will know. We have therefore made a number of suggestions below based on about 1.5m mounting covering a variety of price points. *The higher the water is being pumped, the larger the pump required.

Spillway
length

Minimum flow rate required at the spillway

Pump location Potential pumps based on about a 1.5m mounting height*
*Choice of pump will depend on the head** (pumping height)
300mm

1,050

litres per hr

If inside
pond
Tornado Feature Pump 2000
Oase Aquarius Fountain 1500
Aquagarden Mako 1500
Laguna Maxflo 2200
If outside
pond
Aquagarden Mako 1500
600mm 2,100
litres per hr
If inside
pond
Tornado Feature Pump 3000 
Laguna Maxflo 4000 
Oase Aquarius Universal Eco 3000  
If outside
pond
Oase Aquarius Universal Eco 3000
800mm 2,800
litres per hr
If inside
pond
Tornado Feature Pump 4000 
Oase Aquarius Universal Eco 4000
Aquagarden Mako 4000
Laguna Max-flo 4000
If outside
pond
Aquagarden Mako 4000
Oase Aquarius Universal Eco 4000  
1000mm 3,500
litres per hr
If inside
pond
Aquagarden Mako 6000
Laguna Maxflo 5000  
Tornado Multi 6000
If outside
pond
Aquagarden Mako 6000
Tornado Multi 6000
1200mm 4,200
litres per hr
If inside
pond
Aquagarden Mako 6000 
Laguna MaxFlo 7500  
Oase Aquarius Universal 6000 

If outside
pond

Aquagarden Mako 6000 
Oase Aquarius Universal 6000
1500mm 5,250
litres per hr

If inside
pond

Aquagarden Mako 9000 
Laguna MaxFlo 7500  
Oase Aquarius Universal 6000 
Tornado Multi 8000
If outside
pond
Aquagarden Mako 9000   
Oase Aquarius Universal 6000 
Tornado Multi 8000

1800mm

6,300
litres per hr

If inside
pond
Aquagarden Mako 9000   
Laguna Maxflo 9000 
Oase Aquarius Universal 9000 
If outside
pond
Aquagarden Mako 9000   
Oase Aquarius Universal 9000

2400mm

8,400
litres per hr

If inside
pond
Aquagarden Barracuda 10000
Laguna Maxflo 11000
Oase Aquarius Universal 12000 
Tornado Multi 12000
If outside
pond
Aquagarden Barracuda 10000   
Oase Aquarius Universal 12000 
Tornado Multi 12000