AquaForce® Pond Pumps

Ideal for use in ponds, waterfalls, and other water feature applications

AquaForce® Solids-Handling and
AquaForce® Adjustable Flow Solids-Handling Pond Pumps

AquaForce® pumps combine energy-efficient performance, high flow rates, and ease of maintenance making this pump the ideal choice for discriminating pond owners. A protective pre-filter cage and wide, flat base allow the AquaForce Pump to be placed directly into the pond.

Its oil-free design and high-torque performance will provide years of trouble-free operation, while the protective pump cage will handle solids up to one-quarter of an inch, preventing clogging and reducing maintenance. Making the AquaForce pump ideal for use with external pressure filters or Aquascape waterfall style filter systems.

Excellent Energy Efficiency

Aquascape uses asynchronous motor technology in its AquaForce pumps, providing high torque, trouble-free performance at higher head heights as well as excellent energy efficiency compared to magnetically driven pond pumps. The unique ceramic shaft with cooling port also prevents the pump from overheating.

You’ll save hundreds of dollars over traditional water pumps, and its oil-free design helps prevent pond contamination.

Features of AquaForce® Pond Pumps

Learn the many features and benefits of AquaForce® Pond Pumps. This energy-efficient pump is a popular choice for a variety of water features.

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Protective Cage

Protective pump cage prevents large debris from clogging or damaging pump, reducing maintenance.


Powerful and Efficient Motor

Asynchronous motor technology makes this pump more powerful and more efficient than traditional "mag-drive," or magnetically driven pond pumps.


Threaded Disconnect

The simple and secure threaded disconnect allows for the pump to be easily removed from the pond for maintenance or winterization without removing hose clamps or plumbing assembly.


Stable Design

The wide, flat shape of the pump cage makes it stable and easy to place in the pond.

Smart Control Receiver



AquaForce® Adjustable Flow Pond Pump Model

AquaForce® Adjustable Flow Pond Pump 4000-8000 also includes a Smart Control Receiver, which makes it easy to connect your pump to your smartphone or tablet, allowing for wireless flow adjustment and customized scheduling.


Smart Control Receiver

The included Smart Control Receiver connects to the Smart Control App, allowing you to control the pump with your smartphone or tablet


Integrated Control Panel

Integrated control panel with digital numeric display and quick and easy flow adjustment

Included Accessories

AquaSurge Fittings

AquaForce® Pump Fittings

Multiple fittings included to simplify plumbing connections.

Including a rotational ball output which allows the discharge position to be easily adjusted.

AquaForce® Pond Applications

The AquaForce® protective pre-filter cage allows the pump to be placed directly into the pond.

Compare AquaForce® Solids-Handling and
AquaForce® Adjustable Flow Solids-Handling Pond Pumps

AquaForce 1000 Solids Handling Pond PumpAquaForce 1800 Pump Solids Handling Pond PumpAquaForce 2700 Solids Handling Pond PumpAquaForce 3600 Solids Handling Pond PumpAquaForce 5200 Solids Handling Pond PumpAquaForce 4000-8000
AquaForce 1000AquaForce 1800AquaForce 2700AquaForce 3600AquaForce 5200AquaForce 4000-8000
Item Number910119111291012911139101391104
Maximum Flow Rate (GPH)107021492695386852847793
Adjustable Flow
Maximum Head Height10 feet16.5 feet14 feet18 feet24 feet28 feet
Motor TypeAsynchronousAsynchronousAsynchronousAsynchronousAsynchronousAsynchronous
Wattage55160147215360500 to 660
Power Cord Length25 feet25 feet25 feet25 feet25 feet20 feet
Pump Discharge Diameter1.5-inch MPT1.5-inch MPT1.5-inch MPT1.5-inch MPT1.5-inch MPT1.5-inch MPT
Ideal Pipe Diameter1 - 1.5 inch1 - 1.5 inch1.5 - 2 inch1.5 - 2 inch2 inch2 or 3 inch
Pump Dimensions14 x 14 x 6.5 inches
14 x 14 x 6.5 inches
14 x 14 x 6.5 inches
14 x 14 x 6.5 inches
14 x 14 x 6.5 inches
14 x 14 x 6.5 inches
App/WIFI Connected
Warranty (Limited)3 years3 years3 years3 years3 years3 years
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Selecting the Proper Pump Size

Once you’ve determined which Aquascape pump family best suits your water feature application, you’ll need to select the proper size pump.

Length in Feet
Width in Feet
Avg Depth in Feet
Width in Inches
Elevation in Feet
Pipe Length in Feet
Pipe Diameter

Confirm your Water Feature Type

What type of water feature do you have? Select where the pump will be used, either in a "Pond" or "Pondless" water feature.

Pump Application

Pond Volume

A basic pond pump will have the capability of turning the total volume of water over once per hour. Therefore, before choosing a pond pump, you need to know the number of gallons of water in your feature. You can find the volume of your pond in gallons with this useful equation:

(Length x Width x Average Depth x 7.48) x 0.8 = Pond Volume*

*Length, Width and Depth are measured in feet. We multiply by 0.8 to account for rocks in the pond.

Stream Volume

Before choosing a pump for your Pondless Waterfall, it would help to know approximately how many gallons of water your basin needs to hold. To do that, we will need to determine how much water is in the stream. You can find the volume of your stream in gallons with this useful equation:

(Stream Length x Stream Width x (Average Stream Depth x 0.25) x 7.48 = Stream Volume*

*Length and Width are measured in feet. For the purposes of this calculator we are assuming an average depth of 1 inch.

Your pump needs to remain fully submerged while running and the stream is full. We recommend the basin is large enough to hold double the amount of water found in the stream.

Stream Volume x 2 = Gallons in Basin

Flow Rate

Most pond pumps are rated by the gallons of water they're able to pump per hour (gph). As a general rule of thumb, a pump with a flow rate of 125 gph is needed for every inch of your waterfall width. So if the widest point in the waterfall is two feet wide, you'll need a pump with a flow rate of 3000 gph. Higher flow rates can be used if you want to produce a stronger, more dramatic water flow.

Waterfall Width x 125 = Apprx. Flow Rate*

*Waterfall width measured in inches

Head Height

Head height, also known as total dynamic head, represents the height water needs to be lifted (static head) plus the friction experienced by the water as it runs through the pipes (dynamic head).

Dynamic head is the amount of resistance caused by the plumbing. Water velocity (flow rate), pipe diameter, length and pipe material all play a role in dynamic head. Additional resistance will also be caused by fittings such as elbows and valves. Since this equipment is typically buried in the ground, sometimes an estimation of dynamic head needs to be used.

The calculation below is a simple way to estimate the approximate head height.

Static Head in feet + (Pipe Length in feet x 0.1) = Apprx. Head Height*

*Static head: The height difference between the surface of the pond and the waterfall
Pipe length: We're calculating 1 ft head per 10 ft tubing
Fittings: additional fittings would add 1 ft of head each

The pond calculator is designed to help you find the pump you need for your project. Be advised that variables outside of this calculator, such as pipe diameter or number of elbows used, can influence proper pump selection. If your pond project exceeds the performance from a single pump, please contact Aquascape Customer Care for additional help.

AquaForce® Pond Pump Flow Chart (GPH)

Pump Flow Chart - AquaForce
ModelPurchaseMax Head Height0'5'10'15'20'25'30'

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