AquascapePRO® Pond Pumps

Ideal for use in skimmer and falls filters systems as well as Pondless® Waterfall Vaults

AquascapePRO® Pond Pumps

AquascapePRO 3000 Pond Pump

Aquascape PRO Pond Pumps and waterfall pumps are ideal for use in skimmer filters and Pondless Waterfall applications. Known for their durability and performance, Aquascape PRO pond pumps’ heavy-duty construction provides strength and corrosion resistance, ensuring years of trouble-free use. AquascapePRO Pond Pumps provide high flow-rates and work efficiently in higher head height applications. Their rubber feet ensure quiet pump operation by reducing vibration. All AquascapePRO Pond Pumps carry a 2-Year Limited Warranty.

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Model Number 20002 20003 20004 20006
Maximum
Flow Rate (GPH)
2,900 4,500 6,700 10,600
Maximum
Head Height
20 feet 33 feet 42 feet 28 feet
Motor Type Direct Drive Direct Drive Direct Drive Direct Drive
Wattage 280 625 1200 1240
Amperage 2.6 5.4 10 11
Power Cord
Length
20 feet 20 feet 20 feet 20 feet
Pump Discharge
Diameter
2 inch 2 inch 2 inch 3 inch
Optimum
Pipe Diameter
1.5 - 2 inch 1.5 - 2 inch 2 or 3 inch 3 inch
Pump
Dimensions
12 x 6 x 7 inches
(LxWxH)
13 x 6.5 x 7 inches
(LxWxH)
13 x 6.5 x 7 inches
(LxWxH)
12.5 x 9 x 17 inches
(LxWxH)
Warranty (Limited) 2 years 2 years 2 years 2 years

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 (Static Head)
Pipe Length in Feet

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 = US Gallons*

*Length, Width and Depth are measured in feet

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 = US Gallons*

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

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 1500 GPH is needed for every foot of the length of the spillway (the weir, which is the horizontal width of the waterfall opening). So if your waterfall spillway is two feet wide, you'll need a pump with a flow rate of 3000 GPH.

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.

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