The Best Small Pond Vacuum

small pond vacuum cleaner

If you’re looking for the best small pond vacuum for smaller ponds, our current pick is the Pondovac 3 pond vacuum.

We like this smaller pond vacuum because it has a long power and suction hose and an extended discharge hose.  This makes pond cleaning very easy to do since you don’t have to drag out an extension power cord or move the vacuum around all the time while cleaning.  

Another thing that makes this small pond vacuum great is its patented dual-chamber design.  This means you don’t have to physically go over to the vacuum and dump out the debris and muck every ten minutes.  

The most common sizes of ponds are 8×11 up to 15×20 and around 3-4 feet deep in the middle.  At the same time, that may sound big, so some that are about the middle of the road in our experience.  Once people get bitten by the pond bug, they always want a bigger pond. 

The Pondovac will work great for this size and is smaller.  If you have a larger pond, you will want to look at the larger Pondovac models.  Look for some more reviews soon.

Here are some more features on what makes this vacuum great.

pondovac3 case pond vacuum cleaner


Key Features:

  • Clear extension tube for viewing water/muck/debris while in use
  • The beefy adjustable handle makes transporting and moving a breeze
  • A patented two-chamber system that is emptied in alternating cycles, so there is no need to stop and empty
  • Suction tube holder
  • Heavy-duty wheels for off-road use

While the Pondovac 3 pond vacuum cleaner is a bit expensive, we think it is worth it.  There is nothing worse than buying a cheap product.  Then, regretting spending the money because you have to dump the debris every five minutes, deal with it getting clogged, power cord too short, etc. 

Trust us, we have been maintaining ponds for about a decade now, and the number one problem we hear about from pond owners is issues with cheap vacuums.

I hope this small pond vacuum works out for you, and be sure to check out our complete list of pond supplies

Last Updated on February 25, 2022 by Davin