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

AquascapePRO® Pond Pumps and waterfall pumps are ideal for use in skimmer filters and Pondless Waterfall applications. Known for their durability and performance, AquascapePRO 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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AquascapePRO 3000AquascapePRO 4500AquascapePRO 7500AquascapePRO 10,000
Model Number20002200032000420006
Maximum Flow Rate (GPH)2,9004,5006,70010,600
Maximum Head Height20 feet33 feet42 feet28 feet
Motor TypeDirect DriveDirect DriveDirect DriveDirect Drive
Power Cord Length20 feet20 feet20 feet20 feet
Pump Discharge Diameter2 inch2 inch2 inch2 inch
Ideal Pipe Diameter1.5 or 2 inch2 or 3 inch2 or 3 inch3 inch
Pump Dimensions12 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 years2 years2 years2 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.

AquascapePRO® Pump Flow Chart (GPH)

If your pond requires a pump that doesn’t fall into the “Best Operating Zone” for our AquascapePro pumps, consider choosing one of our AquaSurge® pond pumps.

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