Garden Pond Question – Is there a way to solar power my filter?

| August 10, 2012 | 5 Comments

Question by Jim C: Garden Pond Question – Is there a way to solar power my filter?
I see there are solar pumps. Is that what’s used to power the filter? I don’t have my pond yet and I’m new to this so that’s why I’m asking.

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  1. kohak says:

    If you have a very large pond, I doubt it would be economically worthwhile to put together a solar pump. I suspect the ones on the market are very small.

  2. meanolmaw says:

    I don’t know of any need for a powered filter… usually, as far as I know, the pump pushes the water thru the filter… so if it’s strong enuff, the water moves thru ….. a bio-filter is the usual way for solar pumps…. here’s a site with ‘stuff’…

    as you look all this over, you may find that the cost of the equipment makes having electrical hookups relevant…. and a whole lot simpler…..

  3. Dean C says:

    My room mate builds these garden pools. He said it is indeed the pumps that are operated by solar panels. He is not convinced they are cost effective yet as the panels are not the best. Just his opinion.
    I would say research them thoroughly before making a decision.
    At least this gives you a start of where to look and what to look for.

  4. weather says:

    yes they sell solor powered filters and even solor powered lights for your pond. do a google search, and do a ebay search and get an idea of what they look like.

    aquariums and large gardening stores should carry them

  5. pondlady says:

    Solar pump technology is improving yearly. Oase now makes solar pumps that I get few, if any, complaints about. They do not make pumps that push hundreds of gallons per hour of water yet, but I think the day is coming. The pump draws the water through a filter if you choose to have one.

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