We offer four types of tubing:
1) Clear airline tubing: When to use: To connect aerator pump(sits out of the pond) to a unit that will emit bubbles into the water. Ideally: Want enough hose to run from the aerator pump to about 25 to 30 % into the water.
2) Black vinyl tubing: When to use: Economical choice to connect pump to filter, fountain, spitter, waterfall. Best choice is short distance and/or tubing doesn't need to bend around objects and basically a straight shot between connections. Main disadvantage: it may kink on you if you need to bend around objects.
3) Black Deluxe Kink-free tubing: When to use: Most popular choice for homeowners to connect pump to filter, fountain, spitter, waterfall especially if you need to bend around objects. Main disadvantage: Not the best choice for larger ponds with higher capacity pumps, such as pumps that use 2 inch or larger tubing as is more likely to cause leaking.
4) Black PVC flex tubing: When to use: Most popular choice for professional use and/or larger ponds. IT IS RIDGID. Main disadvantage: Need to use glue to adhere and doesn't bend.