Clean your pond, not your pump! Rugged debris handling impeller can pass debris up to 1/4" for reliable clog-free performance. Large protective pump cage minimizes blockage and maintenance. Use this powerful, energy-efficient pump to drive pond filters, waterfalls, or streams. Oil free, will not contaminate aquatic life. Tetra Pond Debris Handling Pumps measure 15" x 9-1/2" x 8-1/2" high. 20 ft cord.
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3,500 gph @1 foot
3,050 gph @ 3 feet
2,500 gph @ 5 feet
1,800 gph @ 7 feet
650 gph @ 10 feet
Water, dirt and debris are drawn through the 1/4 inch holes in the large pre-filter cage that surrounds the pump. The pre-filter cage prevents leaves, sticks and other large debris from entering the pump. It also protects the fish from the pump's impeller.
The open-face impeller allows debris up to1/4 inch in diameter to pass through the pump without clogging. The pond water with dirt and debris are pumped to an external filter for removal or directly to a waterfall or stream.
Attaching tubing to the DHP Pump
1-1/4 inch tubing can also be used. Attach to the narrow end of fitting. Secure tubing connections with hose clamps (not included).
Changing the Outlet Direction
Using TetraPond Debris Handling Pump to power filters and waterfalls
Note: Be aware that filters reduce the flow to waterfalls and streams. Typically a reduction of 45% is expected in water flow through a pressure filter.
Warning - This pump is fitted with a thermal cut-off device that temporarily switches off the pump in the event of overheating. The pump may start automatically after the pump cools down. Never run the pump out of water as this may cause irreparable damage to the pump.
Maintenance and Care
When removing the pump from the pond, do not lift it by the electrical cable as this may cause irreparable damage to the cable, which cannot be replaced. Use the handle to lift the pump from the pond.
A rope may be attached to the handle of the pump and to a float (not included), to allow the pump to be easily located and raised to the water surface.
The design features incorporated in the TetraPond DHP Pump minimize the amount of maintenance, however, if flow from the pump appears to decline, check the following:
There should be no reason to open the cage or pump, unless the pumping performance has diminished or stopped working and you have performed Steps 1 & 2 in the Maintenance & Care section:
Hard Water Problems