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What Type of Diffuser Should I Buy for My Pond?

We have manufactured air pumps for the pond and aquatic industries for over 30 years. We know that reliability, energy efficiency, and low sound levels are all extremely important for your aquatic systems. Our pumps provide aeration and water circulation for water gardens, koi ponds, backyard/ farm ponds, aquaculture, hydroponics, and aquaponics.

Benefits of subsurface aeration:

  • Helps keep the water clear of algae and other organic matter
  • Promotes healthy oxygen levels for fish growth and sustainability
  • Helps evenly distribute oxygen and water temperature
  • Creates a hole in the ice in the winter which allows toxic gases to release preventing fish kill

HIBLOW Pond Aerator Models

WG Series

WG Series

Cost efficient
Energy efficient
Quiet
UL Listed

XP Series

XP Series

Cost efficient
Energy efficient
Quiet
Outdoor UL

HP Series

HP Series

Robust – can handle depths up to 10′
Energy efficient
Quiet
Outdoor UL

Pump Sizing Recommendations

Select a model for full specifications

Pond Size HIBLOW Model Max Depth Current (A) Applications
Up to 7,000 gallons
HP-20
6′ koi ponds, small backyard ponds, aquaponics, hydroponics

Product Details – HP-20

Features

  • Standard model available only for 120VAC applications.
  • Pumps equipped with thermal overload protection.

WG-2
6-8′ 0.35
Up to 16,000 gallons
XP-40
6-8′ 0.22 koi ponds, small backyard ponds, aquaponics, hydroponics
HP-40
10′ 0.82

Product Details – WG-2

Features

  • Standard model available only for 120VAC applications
  • Equipped with thermal overload protection

Product Details – XP-40

Features

  • Available with integral low-pressure alarms for 120 VAC applications.
  • Standard UL approved 120 VAC models, and 230 VAC CE compliant models available.
  • Pumps equipped with thermal overload protection.
  • Contact us for custom voltage applications, including 24 to 48 VDC system applications using external PWM controllers for modulating pump flow.
  • Includes pressure tap location for external alarm sensor

Product Details – HP-40

Features

  • Available with integral low-pressure alarms for 120 VAC applications.
  • Standard UL approved 120 VAC models, and 230 VAC CE compliant models available.
  • Pumps equipped with thermal overload protection.
  • Contact us for custom voltage applications, including 12 to 48 VDC system applications using external PWM controllers for modulating pump flow.
  • Includes pressure tap location for external alarm sensor

WG-3
6-8′ 0.55
Up to 1/4 acre
XP-60
6-8′ 0.44 Ponds, hydroponics, aquaponics, aquaculture
HP-60
10′ 1.18

Product Details – WG-3

Features

  • Standard model available only for 120VAC applications
  • Equipped with thermal overload protection

Product Details – XP-60

Features

  • Available with integral low-pressure alarms for 120 VAC applications.
  • Standard UL approved 120 VAC models, and 230 VAC CE compliant models available.
  • Pumps equipped with thermal overload protection.
  • Contact us for custom voltage applications, including 24 to 48 VDC system applications using external PWM controllers for modulating pump flow.
  • Includes pressure tap location for external alarm sensor

Product Details – HP-60

Features

  • Available with integral low-pressure alarms for 120 VAC applications.
  • Standard UL approved 120 VAC models, and 230 VAC CE compliant models available.
  • Pumps equipped with thermal overload protection.
  • Contact us for custom voltage applications, including 24 to 48 VDC system applications using external PWM controllers for modulating pump flow.
  • Includes pressure tap location for external alarm sensor

WG-4
6-8′ 0.75
Up to 1/2 acre
XP-80
6-8′ 0.75 Ponds, hydroponics, aquaponics, aquaculture
HP-80
10′ 1.56

Product Details – WG-4

Features

  • Standard model available only for 120VAC applications
  • Equipped with thermal overload protection

Product Details – XP-80

Features

  • Available with integral low-pressure alarms for 120 VAC applications.
  • Standard UL approved 120 VAC models, and 230 VAC CE compliant models available.
  • Pumps equipped with thermal overload protection.
  • Contact us for custom voltage applications, including 24 to 48 VDC system applications using external PWM controllers for modulating pump flow.
  • Includes pressure tap location for external alarm sensor

Product Details – HP-80

Features

  • Available with low pressure alarms for 120VAC applications.
  • Standard UL approved 120 VAC models, and 230 VAC CE compliant models available.
  • Pumps equipped with thermal overload protection.
  • Dual port models available with internal flow switching solenoids and programmable timers for aerator/skimmer applications.
  • Contact us for custom voltage applications, including 24 – 48 VDC system applications using external PWM controllers for modulating pump flow.

Up to 3/4 acre
HP-100LL
10′ 0.88 Ponds, aquaculture

Product Details – HP-100LL

Features

  • Available with low-pressure alarms for 120 VAC applications.
  • Standard UL approved 120 VAC models, and 230 VAC CE compliant models available.
  • Pumps equipped with thermal overload protection.
  • Contact us for custom voltage applications, including 48 VDC system applications using external PWM controllers for modulating pump flow.
  • Includes pressure tap location for external alarm sensor

Up to 1 acre
HP-120LL
10′ 1.15 Ponds, aquaculture

Product Details – HP-120LL

Features

  • Available with low-pressure alarms for 120 VAC applications.
  • Standard UL approved 120 VAC models, and 230 VAC CE compliant models available.
  • Pumps equipped with thermal overload protection.
  • Contact us for custom voltage applications, including 48 VDC system applications using external PWM controllers for modulating pump flow.
  • Includes pressure tap location for external alarm sensor

Up to 1.5 acres
HP-150
10′ 1.51 Ponds, aquaculture

Product Details – HP-150

Features

  • Available with integral low-pressure alarms for 120 VAC applications.
  • Standard UL approved 120 VAC models, and 230 VAC CE compliant models available.
  • Pumps equipped with thermal overload protection.
  • Contact us for custom voltage applications, including 48 VDC system applications using external PWM controllers for modulating pump flow.
  • Includes pressure tap location for external alarm sensor

Up to 2 acres
HP-200
10′ 2.94 Ponds, aquaculture

Product Details – HP-200

Features

  • Available with integral low-pressure alarms for 120VAC applications.
  • Standard UL approved 120 VAC models, and 230 VAC CE compliant models available.
  • Pumps equipped with thermal overload protection.
  • Contact us for custom voltage applications, including 48 VDC system applications using external PWM controllers for modulating pump flow.
  • Includes pressure tap location for external alarm sensor

  • HIBLOW recommendations are general guidelines for selecting a pump. Other factors — including hose length/ diamater, diffuser type, and water depth — impact the efficiency and effectiveness of an aeration system. Learn more
  • For depths greater than 6’, you may want to consider bumping up to the next size pump to offset the loss of air from the increase in pressure
  • If you have an odd or kidney shaped pond, it may be advisable to contact a pond distributer for guidance as you may need multiple diffusers to properly mix and aerate the whole pond
  • If breeding specific types of fish, we would recommend consulting with an aquatic specialist before selecting a pump as certain breeds require different levels of oxygen
  • For best life, keep the pump covered and in the shade, and allow for enough circulation around the pump
  • For best results, use a maximum of 2 diffusers and clean frequently to prevent clogging

Reliable Linear Design

HIBLOW’s linear pump technology is oil and lubrication free, so there is no worry of contamination. Since 1972, HIBLOW pumps have been built upon the pillars of precision manufacturing and innovative engineering. HIBLOW invented the linear pump technology that powers our units still today. Our linear diaphragm pump design allows for a quick and inexpensive repair, by simply installing a new set of diaphragms.

Watch a demonstration of how our linear pump works »

Higher Flows

The HP series is our flagship pump line for larger pond and aquaculture applications. We have also tested and engineered a manifold system to connect multiple HP pumps together, to suit jobs that require higher flows. A manifold piping kit is available from us, or you can easily build your own with our specs.

Manifold system brochure (PDF) »

Power Efficient

The power consumption of our entire product line is extremely efficient. The majority of our pond and aquatic pumps consume less energy than a standard light bulb.

Appliance Watts*
HP-40 38
HP-60 51
HP-80 71
HP-100 100
HP-120 125
Light Bulb 75
TV 500
Refrigerator 700

(* For HP pumps at stated design pressure)

Distribution Network


If you have application specific questions, we can connect you with one of our distributors that specializes in pond and aquaculture system aeration.

Contact us and we will direct you to the best resource for your project.

If you are a pond or aquatic system owner, please contact us for your closest, or most convenient distributor. If you are an aquatic system manufacturer, please contact us for pricing and availability.