Submersible fountain, waterfall and filter pump.

Ultra Pumps are the complete solution for small ponds, fountains and water features. This all-in-One kit includes a three-way diverter valve and multi-size hose connection making it adaptable to almost any hose or tubing size. Ultra Pumps are ideal for supplying water to run fountains, water features, external filters and spitting ornaments. This combination of energy-efficient mag-drive performance, flow and ease of maintenance make this pump the ideal choice for discriminating pond owners.

  • Extremely energy-efficient, saving hundreds of dollars over traditional water pumps.
  • Maximum flow rate: 370 gph.
  • Maximum head height: 7.55ft.
  • Wattage/Amperage: 24/0.40.
  • Magnetically driven or mag-drive motor technology is simple and easy to maintain.
  • Durable pre-filter cage designs protects pump and reduces pump maintenance.
  • Oil-free design prevents pond contamination.
  • 12' cord.
  • Protective pump input strainer cover prevents debris from damaging pump, thereby reducing maintenance.
  • Protective pump input strainer cover sponge protects the pump impeller from being damaged by small debris including sand, prolonging pump life.
  • Included three-way splitter with valve and multi-hose adapter makes the pump simple to connect almost all hose sizes.
  • The wide, flat shape base of the pump makes it stable and easy to place in the pond or fountain.
  • The small rubber feet help prevent vibration and noise when being used in a fountain application.
    • Extremely energy efficient
    • Durable pre-filter cage
    • Easy to maintain
    • Oil-Free design prevents pond contamination
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    Aquascape 91005 400 GPH Ultra Pump, 7.55-Feet, Black

    • Brand: Aquascape
    • Product Code: 91005
    • Availability: 20
    • $89.58
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    Dynamic Head

    The effect of the Earths gravity on the "lift" or head pressure is fairly simple; for every vertical foot of distance the pump moves the water you are adding one foot of head pressure so the ratio is a 1:1 ratio. The effects of the friction, caused by water as it travels through your hose or pipes, on the total head pressure is a little more difficult to calculate especially as there are slight variations in pipe friction in different hose materials and the smoothness of the inner bore. Basically. for every ten feet of pipe through which the water has to travel travel horizontally will contribute 1 foot of head height; the ratio of the pipe friction loss is a 10:1 ratio.

    Plumbing fixtures and bends and corners in your hose also increase the total head you must calculate to ensure the proper final volume from your pump. Every corner with a 90 degree elbow in your plumbing will add 1 foot of head pressure  with a 1:1 ratio. 45 degree elbows, tees and even insert couplers can all have an impact on the final flow.

    If you install a pump 40 feet away from the top of your waterfall which is 6 feet above the pump and the tubing is a single run of 40 feet horizontally then you add 4 feet of head for the tubing length (the 10:1 ratio) to the 6 foot differnetial between the pump location and the final height of the waterfall so your final total dynamic head calculation would be 10 feet. This means your final volume of water flow in this water feature or application would be the volume of flow on the performance curve that equaled the gallons per hour at 16 feet. This volume will certainly be much less than the initial volume the pump can move at an open flow or a zero head.

    If in the above example your 40 feet of horizontal tubing run also required 3 elbows of 90 degrees then an additional 3 feet of theoretical head would be added and your final flow result would be at 19 feet on the performance curve of the pump. In this example you would want to choose a pump that has the desired GPH rating at 9 feet of head pressure.  Tubing size is also an important factor in accounting for head pressure loss, in general you should never reduce the diameter of the tubing below what the output size of the pump is, this will drastically increase head pressure, and reduce pump performance.  For maximum pump performance, using the largest tubing that is practical is the best choice. A best practice is to use a hose with an inner diameter that is the same as your pumps outlet fitting.