In this guide we’ll look at the best pond water features for the UK market.
We’ve compared design, size, build quality and cost
to give you our top recommendations.

What Is The Best Pond Water Feature?

  • Features
  • Quirky but stylish feature
  • Easy to fit
  • Weatherproof and frost resistant
  • Cost
Rating
9.8/10
  • Features
  • Classic design
  • Light yet durable
  • Easy to fit
  • Cost
Rating
9.6/10
  • Features
  • Durable and beautiful resin feature
  • Calming and amusing design
  • UV and frost resistant
  • Cost
Rating
9.5/10
  • Features
  • Lovely design and finish
  • Lightweight and small
  • Easy to fit
  • Cost
Rating
9.3/10
  • Features
  • Good value
  • Easy to install
  • Durable PVC construction
  • Cost
Rating
9.2/10
  • Features
  • Compact and sturdy
  • Maximum Flow rate 550 Lph
  • Economical to run
  • Cost
Rating
8.9/10

More Detailed Pond Water Feature Reviews

Certikin International Ltd Heissner 40cm Spitter Frog Concert

This Certikin International Ltd Heissner 40cm Spitter Frog is the best pond water feature as it is full of character, weatherproof and easy to fit.

This frog trio water feature looks really lovely and adds a charming feature to your garden pond. The frogs are playing instruments and water flows from the horns of a saxophone, flute and clarinet. The frog concert feature is made from resin but looks very much like copper. The whole feature has dimensions of 39cm x 16cm x 30cm so looks perfect in even a small pond. The feature is UV resistant and frost-proof so can be safely left outside all year round. The kit comes with 1.5 metres of hose and is very easy to fit.

This is a charming yet classy addition to your pond that is guaranteed to make you smile.

Belgian Boy Stone Finish Water Feature

This Belgian Boy Stone Finish Water Feature has a classic yet humorous design and would make a statement in any garden pond.

This statue is made of polyresin which means it is light and sturdy as well as frost and UV resistant. The finish convincingly looks like stone and is of good quality. At 60 cm tall it makes a nice feature for a small to medium-sized pond. The feature is supplied with a 2-metre hose and requires a 600lph pump.

This is a classic style statue made in a light yet durable material so it’s ideal if you want a traditional statue that will last.

Heissner pond figure Speier yoga frog cross-legged

The Heissner pond figure Speier yoga frog cross-legged water feature is both calming and amusing and is built to last.

This lovely cross-legged frog spits water from his lips while practising his pondside yoga. The statue is made from poly resin which makes it UV and frost resistant. This means you can enjoy your yoga frog all year round. The anthracite-coloured finish is very stylish and looks like antique bronze. The dimensions of the piece are 38 cm x 21 cm x 40 cm.

This sturdy and durable water feature makes a charming addition to any pond.

Certikin International Ltd Heissner Spitter Fish

The Certikin International Ltd Heissner Spitter Fish is a charming traditional water feature with a lovely antique bronze effect finish.

This water feature is very attractive with a lovely design. The feature is 18cm x 16cm x 13cm and spits out a delightful stream of water from its fishy mouth. It is UV and frost-proof so can be left outside all year round. The fish spitter is easy to fit and makes one of the best small pond water features available. It offers excellent value for money, too.

This lovely little fishy spitter will add a charming feature to even the smallest pond.

Superfish Mini Waterfall 19cm Wide Blade Type Stream with Filter Sponge

The Superfish Mini Waterfall 19cm Wide Blade Type Stream with Filter Sponge allows you to create a mini waterfall into your pond adding a lovely feature and a relaxing sound.

This waterfall kit allows you to create a small waterfall with a sheet of constantly flowing water which looks very striking. The kit comes with all fittings required and is easy to install. It is made from durable PVC and is resistant to the weather and effects of salt. The width of the waterfall is 19 cm. The feature requires a pond pump with a flow of around 1500 Lph. The kit offers excellent value for money, too.

This kit creates a lovely waterfall feature in your garden adding an attractive mirror-like wall of water and a relaxing tinkling sound.

Blagdon Outdoor Water Feature Pump, 550 Litre of Water Per Hour

The Blagdon Outdoor Water Feature Pump is the perfect pump for many water features as it has a flow rate of 550 Litres per hour, is economical to run and has an adjustable flow rate.

The Blagdon 550 is solid and weighty yet still compact enough to be easily tucked out of sight in your pond or water feature.  On full power, it will shoot water about two feet in the air, while the minimum power is ideal for smaller water features.

The pump comes with 10 metres of high-quality cable and also has two adapters to allow you to attach it to different size tubing. The front of the housing can be removed to allow for easy cleaning.

Overall, this is a well-designed and robust pump that is perfect for powering small water features.

Maxesla Submersible Water Pump 80 GPH (300L/H) Mini Electric Fountain Water Pump with 12 LED Light and 2 Nozzles,

The Maxesla Submersible Water Pump Mini Electric Fountain Water Pump with 12 LED Lights and 2 Nozzles creates a lovely fountain for indoor water features and aquariums.

This is an impressive pump for its size and can create a fountain up to 2.6 feet. It’s got a really high flow rate making it ideal for aquariums or small rock fountains. The volume regulator is easy to adjust, and the motor is nice and quiet. The pump is easy to clean and safe for fish.

The product features 12 waterproof colour changing lights in four different colours which makes a nice additional feature.

This is a versatile pump and fountain that offers great value for money.

Pond Water Feature Buyer’s Guide

Design

Garden pond water features come in a wide range of styles and designs so there is sure to be one that suits your pond perfectly. You can choose from traditional statues to more fun and funky designs. You could even create a mini waterfall to add the relaxing sound of trickling water to your garden. Even if you only have a tiny pond you can find small but stunning garden water features to suit your space.

Ease of setup

Most pond water features are relatively easy to set up. Firstly, you will need to buy the right size pump to power your water feature. This can either be mains operated, or, for smaller water features, solar-powered. Solar-powered pumps are easier to set up but don’t always have the power to produce consistent jets or streams of water. If you are planning to buy a mains powered water feature you will need to ensure you have an appropriate outdoor plug socket.

Once you have your pump, you simply connect it to your chosen water feature with the correct sized tubing. The pump is them immersed in the pond and switched on. The water feature you choose will have instructions on exactly how everything should be connected. Some pumps also have filter sponges and can be taken apart for easy cleaning and these will help keep your pond clear.

Weatherproofing

Garden pond water features are usually made from durable PVC or resin. This makes them light and easy to manoeuvre. Resin features often look like stone or metal and are really effective, making a stunning feature in the garden. These materials are resistant to frost and UV light so they can stand up to being outdoors all year round. You may, however, need to remove your pond pump in freezing conditions.

Conclusion

Pond water features add a lovely design element to your garden as well as introducing the natural sound of water. Pond features not only look beautiful they also keep your pond healthy. The constant motion of the water feature keeps the water oxygenated and creates a healthy environment for your pond plants and fish.

I would recommend the Certikin International Ltd Heissner 40cm Spitter Frog Concert as it has a lovely copper-look finish, is durable, provides 3 streams of water and is really charming.