Choosing the right water pump for your pond or fountain can be difficult and time consuming. With so many options to choose from, it’s often difficult to make a decision. There are three basic types of water pumps available in the ornamental pond industry: motor driven, asynchronous, and magnetically driven pumps.

Motor Driven: Motor driven water pumps provide consumers with a high torque, high head height pump option. Motor driven pumps are generally easier to maintain because of their solids handling ability.

Asynchronous: Asynchronous water pumps are a hybrid between a motor driven and mag-drive pump. They are easy to maintain and only have one moving part, making it less expensive and easy to repair if something goes wrong. One of the advantages is that the pump is extremely energy-efficient.

Mag-Drive: Mag-drive water pumps are a simple and easy-to-use solution for small water features including small waterfalls. These pumps are easy to retrofit into existing water features and simple to maintain. Mag-drive pumps only have one moving part, making them inexpensive and easy to repair.