Pond and Waterfall Pumps


Pond and Waterfall Pumps

Whether you have a preformed or liner pond, a pump is a paramount component of any water feature. Our waterfall and pond pumps are completely submersible and require relatively little installation. They are also free of distracting noise as they provide aeration and water circulation to your specific pond or a waterfall feature.
Learn More About Pond and Waterfall Pumps:

Beckett Submersible Medium Pond Pumps

Beckett Submersible Fountain and Pond Pumps are designed for use in medium sized water fountains, ponds, and waterfalls. Beckett pumps are environmentally friendly and designed for indoor or outdoor use. These energy efficient pumps help keep your water from becoming stagnant. 

Matala GeyserFlow Pumps

Fresh Water Systems offers several Matala GeyserFlow Pumps with different flow rates to best fit your application. GeyserFlow series pumps fit a variety of applications such as waterfall, fountain, garden spraying, raw water pumping, irrigation, and sump pit handling applications. Users often replace their worn out Aquascape pumps with durable and reliable Matala pumps.

G-2300 Matala GeyserFlow Pump - 2320 GPH
$203.95
G-3500 Matala GeyserFlow Pump - 3475 GPH
$222.00
G-4200 Matala GeyserFlow Pump - 4200 GPH
$306.75
G-4900 Matala GeyserFlow Pump - 4890 GPH
$363.00

Matala GeyserHi-Flow High Flow Pumps

Matala GeyserHi-Flow Submersible Pumps are designed for high flow applications such as large waterfalls, fountains, garden spraying, irrigation, discharging water from farmland, ponds, rainwater, sump pits, and washed water handling. Many users replace their worn out Aquascape pumps with durable and long-lasting Matala pumps.

GHF-13000 Matala GeyserHi-Flow High Flow Pump - 13000 GPH
$918.00
GHF-9000 Matala GeyserHi-Flow High Flow Pump - 9200 GPH
$732.09

Matala VersiFlow Horizontal Pumps

Matala VersiFlow Series Pumps are able to be used both horizontally and vertically, and are designed for use in skimmers. These heavy and continuous duty, non-clogging vortex type pumps are perfect for waterfall, fountain, pond and garden spraying, as well as sump pits or waste water handling.

V-3200 Matala VersiFlow Horizontal Pump - 3240 GPH
$332.25
V-3900 Matala VersiFlow Horizontal Pump - 3850 GPH
$357.00
V-4700 Matala VersiFlow Horizontal Pump - 4690 GPH
$476.05
V-5600 Matala VersiFlow Horizontal Pump - 5600 GPH
$684.00

ShinMaywa Norus Submersible Pumps

ShinMaywa Norus Submersible pumps have long been known for their durability and reliability. Fresh Water Systems offers a variety of submersible pumps with different flow rates in order to best fit your application. The Norus series is resistant to corrosion, featuring 304 stainless steel and Poly Amide fiber reinforced resin components.

50CR2.15S-1 ShinMaywa Norus Submersible Pump - 3300 gph 19' Head
$349.05
50CR2.25S-1 ShinMaywa Norus Submersible Pump - 4800 gph 27' Head
$459.00
50CR2.4S-1 ShinMaywa Norus Submersible Pump - 5700 gph 37' Head
$547.85
50CR2.75S-1 ShinMaywa Norus Submersible Pump - 7000 gph 48' Head
$679.00

ShinMaywa Norus XP Submersible Pumps

ShinMaywa Norus XP Submersible pumps are some of the most reliable and durable pumps sold in today's watergarden market. XP series pumps are designed for water features requiring a high flow rate. These pumps are constructed out of non-corrosive 304 stainless steel and FRP plastic. A long pump lifespan, low operating costs, and corrosion resistance are just a few of the benefits of ShinMaywa Norus XP Submersible pumps.

50CRXP2.75S ShinMaywa Norus XP Submersible Pump - 11000 gph 34' Head
$859.00

How To Size Your Pond or Waterfall Pump


The first thing to consider when choosing a pond or waterfall pump is how the pump will be used. Pumps are often used to run a waterfall, a fountain, or to circulate water through a filter.

Second, determine the volume of water the pump can move per hour for the application. Here are some guidelines that will help to determine the volume:

  • Fountains: 100 gph per inch of stream width at the top of your fountain
  • Filtration: Flow rate in gph = pond volume (gallons) x 0.5
  • Waterfalls: Varies depending on desired flow
    • Light Flow: 50 gph per inch of waterfall width
    • Average Flow: 100 gph per inch of waterfall width
    • Strong Flow: 200 gph per inch of waterfall width

Now that you have determined the flow rate, determine the head height. To calculate this you need to divide the horizontal distance the water will be pumped by 10 and add to this the vertical height above water level the water will need to go. 

Here's an example: if the waterfall is 30" wide and 8 feet tall and the pump has to push the water 20 feet horizontally, these formulas will give you the "average flow":


In this example, a pump is needed that will give 3,000 gph of flow at a head height of 10 feet.

Pump Comparison Chart


Review the chart below to decide which pond and waterfall pump is best for you. Be sure to choose the pump that will provide the proper amount to flow at the necessary head height for your application.

ShinMaywa
Pump Model #
HPAmpsOutletGallons Per Hour (gph)Max Head
Max Flow5' Head10' Head15' Head20' Head
50CR2.15S
1/5
3
2"
3300
2700
1800
900
-19'
50CR2.25S
1/3
4.4
2"
4800
4000
3000
2100
1200
27'
50CR2.45S
1/2
5.5
2"
5700
5100
4320
3420
2700
37'
50CR2.75S
1
10
2"
7000
6900
6000
5400
4800
48'
50CRXP2.75S
1
11
2"
11000
10500
9000
7200
5400
34'
Matala Pump
Model #
HPAmps OutletGallons Per Hour (gph)Max Head
Max Flow5' Head10' Head15' Head20' Head
GeyserFlo 2300
1/4
3.3
1.25"
2320
2205
1828
1246
388
25.0'
GeyserFlo 3500
1/3
4.4
1.5"
3470
3330
2855
2119
1119
28.7'
GeyserFlo 4200 1/2
5.1
2"
4200
4051
3544
2825
1857
30.1'
GeyserFlo 4900 3/4
7.5
2"
4890
4831
4483
3949
3127
34.5'
VersiFlo 3200 1/52.82"324029312092867-19'
VersiFlo 3900 1/3 3.2 2" 3850 3648 2748 1428 51 23'
VersiFlo 4700 1/25.32"4690425635382707178930'
VersiFlo 5600 1 7.3 2" 5600 5514 5409 5046 4130 38'
GHF-9000
1.0
10.9
3"
9500
8800
6400
4400
2100
31'
GHF-13000
1.5
12
3"
13200
12500
8400
6200
3400
33'

Reference Material and Manuals


ShinMaywa Norus Series Cutaway Brochure
List of Matala Replacements for Aquascape Pumps
List of Matala Replacement Parts and Spare Parts