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Mag Drive Pond Water Pump

People make recommendations based on personal experience. So, I would like to recommend the “Mag Drive Pond Pump” made by Danner Pondmaster. These are magnetically driven pumps, contain few parts, and consume less electricity than some other types. Consequently, fewer problems.

These pumps just keep going, and going, and going! Of course I can’t make the claim that they “never break”, but we had ours for many, many years and they always worked without a problem. Really amazing!

Mag Drive Pond Pump 9.5

Pictured above is the Danner Mag Drive Pond Pump 9.5.

Different Size Pumps

Naturally, there are different size pumps for different size ponds. The larger your pond, the larger the pump you will need. For our 3000-gallon pond, we had a pump rated at 1200 gallons an hour. Once you know how many gallons of water your pond holds, then you can get your pump. The quick formula for figuring your pond volume is LENGTH X WIDTH X DEPTH X 7.5.

If your pond is fairly large you may want two pumps, especially if you have a waterfall or fountain. 

The Mag Drive Pond Pump

What makes these so good are very few moving parts, which, in the long run, means less problems for you. Basically, the only thing that moves is the impeller which is quite easy to replace should it wear out, which did happen to us. It was a 5 minute fix which anyone can do themselves. They use less electricity, are very dependable, and come in many different sizes so you can get just the right one.

To be quite honest with you, there’s no other pond water pump that I would recommend. Not saying there aren’t other great ones on the market, but these pumps are just amazing. You can’t go wrong with them. Next, we’ll talk about a UV Filter. Talk to you soon, Bob