Pondmate circulation pumps - what Cozzie thinks
Suitable for: Pondmate pumps are good for circulation, small waterfalls, fountain streams, pond filters (in-pond or external).
What was liked: The 2 year warranty on both the pump and impeller. The quality and features are excellent for the price point, very good value for money. The flow adjustment knob is easy to use and on the intake (suction side) of the pump as it should be. Flow adjustment dial on all models
Best of all the reliability for the price has been excellent. This pump sits at the very top end of pumps made in China.
What comes as standard on every pump: 10 metre power lead, removable front foam nose cone with adjustable dial, available in either 240 or low voltage DC. Ceramic shaft. Thermal shut off.
Less than ideal: Nothing from the price pointOther pumps of this type: Oase Aquarius Universal, Clearpond Infiniti, Pondmate Low Voltage.
|Made in China, 2 year warranty||700P||1000P||1500P||2400P||3500P||4800P||6000P||8500P|
|Maximum litres per hour||700||1,000||1,500||2,400||3,500||4,800||6,000||8,500|
|Maximum head height - Metres. Go to this PDF for more info||1.2 m||1.8 m||1.8 m||2.3 m||2.8 m||4.0 m||4.0 m||4.0 m|
|Power usage in watts||10||16||20||40||70||90||130||230|
|Voltage of pumps||240 & 12 VDC||240 & 24 VDC||240 & 24 VDC||240 & 24 VDC||240 & 24 VDC||240||240||240|
|Length x width x height of pump - CM||11 x 6 x 7||12 x 6 x 10||12 x 6 x 10||14 x 8 x 11||15 x 9 x 13||18 x 10 x 13||18 x 10 x 13||21 x 12 x 17|
|Inlet & outlet threads size in MM||10 (3/8") mm||13 mm||13 mm||13 mm||25 mm, 19 mm||25 mm, 19 mm||25 mm, 19 mm||25 mm, 25 mm|
|Fresh and Salt water||Yes*||Yes*||Yes*||Yes*||Yes*||Yes*||Yes*||Yes*|
|Optional Block filter & Fountain kits||Yes, FT03||Yes, FT03||Yes, FT03||Yes, FT04||Yes, FT04||Yes, FT05||Yes, FT05||Yes, FT05|
* Please note, there have been reports that a slight rust staining in some pumps from use in Salt water.