The Laguna PowerJet 2400 High Performance Fountain/Waterfall Pump Kit contains everything you need to generate powerful water circulation and beautiful water display features. The kit features Laguna`s revolutionary new foam cartridge-free pump which now sits inside a cocoon-like cage that is designed to shield out dirt and debris and protects the pump from clogging. With this new design, the days of having to clean and replace foam cartridges are over. As always, the pump motor is unequalled in the pond industry for its ability to generate an astounding amount of water flow reliably and continuously at low energy-efficient costs. This is great news for consumers who are wary of costly hydro bills. You really get great bang for your buck. The new kit also includes other fantastic features, including two separate flow controls, each one allowing you to independently adjust the water flowing to the fountain and waterfall; an outlet for connecting to either a garden hose for backwashing or to a remote filter for additional filtration; and an extendable riser stem that can also be adjusted horizontally. As always, the kit comes with two fountainheads and Universal "Click-fit" hose couplings for fast and easy hose connections.
- Fountain and waterfall pump kit for generating powerful water circulation and beautiful water display features
- Ergonomic pump handle for easy transportation
- Large surface capacity strainer cage for maximum pump protection
- Suitable for ponds up to 4800 gallons; Maximum flow rate 2400 GPH
- 3 year warranty
Hagen Pond Pump Fountain Pj 2400 Gph
- Brand: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
- Product Code: PT336
- Availability: 20
Dynamic HeadThe 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.