How to Oxygenate a Pond Without a Pump

If you have a pond with pump accessories that aren't functioning well or want to ensure your water features are properly oxygenated without pond pumps, there are a few ways to keep the water healthy!

AllPondSolutions explains three ways to retain great water quality, even if you don't have a pond pump and filter.

Installing Pond Pumps for Aeration

The best way to add oxygen to your pond is to use an air pump - you'll find a range of models and options on our Air Pumps page.

Pond pumps draw air through a small hose, feeding it through to an Air Stone, creating bubbles in the water. As those bubbles burst to the top, they add more oxygen to the water features.

Another great benefit of having a pond with pump is that they avoid the water freezing over in the winter, and you can add more air stones for larger ponds.

Adding a Fountain to Oxygenate Water Features

Our next solution is to introduce a water fountain, as a type of pond pump that looks beautiful at the same time.

Pond Waterfall Blades come in a broad range of styles and sizes, and the idea is to choose a fountain that isn't so large it'll spray water outside of the boundaries of your pond.

Using a Garden Hose to Improve the Performance of Pond Pumps

Finally, if you don’t have pond pumps or a fountain or need an emergency solution to keep your fish safe while you repair or replace a pond pump and filter, you can make do with a regular hose.

Although only a short-term solution, a typical hose can help add oxygen and disperse chlorine from the water.

Of course, we'd recommend using proper Pond Pumps long term, but this can be a quick way to avoid disaster if you need a temporary option.