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    Thread: What is a good pond pump?

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      What is a good pond pump?

      So i have had my pond pump for over ten years. I bought this pump from TSE KOI in San Jose, CA and i believe they are closing down. I am planning ahead just in case the pump gives out one day...

      https://tsekoi.com/products/awp-four...iant=785092351

      My pump specs are
      - Bluffton Motor Works
      - Model: 4601007406
      V: 115
      HP: 1/4
      RPM:1725
      FLA: 2.6
      SFA: 2.8
      HZ: 60
      FR: 48
      SF: 1.10
      Max AMB: 40

      I have probably have almost no clue what most of those abbreviations stand for...

      - What is the amperage of the pump?
      - What is the wattage of the pump?
      - What is the horsepower of the pump?

      I think my inlet and outlet are 2".

      What is a good energy efficient pump similar to this one? I cant say i need that much power because i use a flow GATE that adjusts more than halfway to control the flow rate (even with a waterfall) and a pond of about 2000 gallons (i know, i should use a ball valve instead of a gate but ball valves get so hard to turn over the years). I also do love the feature of having a filter basket, can this be added to future pumps that do not come with one?

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      Well, the people who can sell a pump to you are going to be attacked for jumping on this thread to recommend their own product. So I will do it for them. I think these new Periha pumps have some pretty good performance. One of the most important details you can share is how much head you need. How high are you lifting water and do you have any pressure filters? Tall waterfalls?
      I have an EcoTwist that is similar to the Periha and I like it also. Upside of the Periha is it has the support of a strong vendor who posts here regularly.

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      And I guess I'll answer the OP's actual questions:

      - What is the amperage of the pump? 2.6 running, 2.8 starting.
      - What is the wattage of the pump? Watts = volts x amps, so 115 x 2.6 = 299W
      - What is the horsepower of the pump? 1/4, says right on the label

      As far as what you need, and as mentioned:
      - How high are you lifting the water?
      - What is it feeding into?
      - How much must you move (in gallons per hour)?
      - Does it need to be submersible?

      Only then can recommendations be made and the infomercials queued up.
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      Thank you both for the reply;

      The pump doesnt need to be submersible, and it is a pretty high waterfall and my pond is about 3000 gallons.

      Bottom drain --> pump --> UV Light --> Bio Filter --> Waterfall and down into the pond

      The pump i have right now is pretty strong as i use a gate valve to reduce the flow by 80% almost or else the waterfall is way too strong and water splashes everywhere + the bio filter will overflow

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      If you're still looking for answers, you'll have to provide more information, as in, what "pretty high" means. Also, what type of filter is it? What size piping is used, how many bends, total length? Or, just ignore us and get a similar pump. It pretty much comes down to whether the cost of electricity is an issue.

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      About 3 feet from where bottom drain is up to ground level and another 4 feet from the ground level to the top where the water comes out (7 feet total?)... 5 elbows, 2inch pipes, length from bottom drain all the way to waterfall outlet is probably like 30 feet with bends, the filter is just a giant drum with filter matsAttachment 587483
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      If Zac had a little more resources behind him we'd be able to send you a tool on this site to help you
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      Don't forget service. How well will your dealer take care of you if you have a problem? What is the warranty on the pump? There's a lot more things to take into account than just amps. Find a Koiphen Dealer you trust and go with their recomendation.

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