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Creative Pumps Foam Block Pre-Filters for Pond Pumps

Increase the life of your pond pump

Foam Block Pre-Filters are attached to the inlet of your pond pump. Many feature pumps come with a small cage and sponge over the front of the pump. These small sponges are designed not to filter your water, but to protect the impeller of the pump from debris. If you remove the small cage and sponge from these pumps you will find a thread, usually female and you can then attach a large foam block pre-filter. This will help to clean your water while protecting your pump at the same time. Because the filter is much larger, it takes a long time to block up and you cut down on maintenance while your pump doesn't have to work as hard.

  • Help keep small ponds cleaner
  • Needs cleaning out much less frequently than the stock standard small sponge on most pumps
  • Significantly increases the lifespan of your pump because it takes much longer to block up
  • Very good value. If you are installing a pump with a small pump it is a no brainer to put a foam block pre filter on the front and it will pay for itself in no time through reduce maintanence and longer pump lifespan
  • Sponge filters on pumps are not suitable for pumps pumping to external filters as it filters the water at the pump and stops debris from passing through the pump and heading to the filter
  • The correct size pre-filter can be connected to any pump with a threaded inlet (thread usually sits underneath the standard sponge that comes with some pond pumps)
  • Refer to the table below to make sure you select the right pre-filter for your pond pump


Aussie's Observations about Creative Pumps Foam Block Pre-Filters for Pond Pumps

Rating:
Budget • Good • Better • Best • Superior

Suitable for:

Any pond pumps which by default come with a small sponge filter on the front and have a thread underneath that sponge.

What we liked:

Very easy to install and clean, the cheapest, easiest way to add a very basic filter to a pond. 

Less than ideal:

Nowhere near as effective at keeping your pond clean as an external pressure filter or gravity filter such as the Fishmate 5000 PUV or Blagdon Minipond 4500. Also check out the Aquapro in-pond tray filter for a slightly large in-pond option.

From $24

Foam Size

Thread Size

Suitable Flow Rate

Suitable Pumps

200 x 80 x 80 1/2" BSP Male Up to 1500 L/Hr

Aquagarden Mako 1000/1500 240v
Aquagarden Mako 1000/1500 Low Voltage
Reefe RP 850/1100/1500 240v 
Reefe RP 850/1100/1500 Low Voltage

200 x 80 x 80 1/2" BSP Female Up to 1500 L/Hr Teton GXR Low Voltage 350
200 x 100 x 100 3/4" BSP Male Up to 3500 L/Hr Teton GXR Low Voltage 500/750*
200 x 100 x 100 3/4" BSP Male with 1" x 3/4" Bush Up to 3500 L/Hr Aquagarden Mako 2500 240v
Aquagarden Mako 2500 Low Voltage
Reefe RP 2400 240v 
Reefe RP 2400 Low Voltage
300 x 120 x 120 1" BSP Male Up to 8500 L/Hr

Aquagarden Mako 4000/6000
Reefe RP 4000 240v 
Reefe RP 4000 Low Voltage
Teton GXR Low Voltage 1000/1200**
Clearpond Infiniti 4200/5000***
Aquagarden Barracuda 4000/6000****

*Teton GXR 500 and 750 requires a 3/4" x 1/2" Threaded Socket to connect to pre-filter
**Teton GXR 1000 and 1200 requires a 1" Threaded Socket to connect to pre-filter
***Clearpond Infiniti 4200 and 5000 requires a 1" x 3/4" Threaded Socket to connect to pre-filter
****Aquagarden Barracuda 4000 and 6000requires a 1-1/2" to 1" Threaded Socket to connect to pre-filter