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Hydroponic Water pumps are an essential part of hydroponic systems. They send hydroponic nutrients into the flood table or grow tray from the reservoir.

What are hydroponic water pumps?

A hydroponic water pump circulates the nutrient solution in the reservoir, ensuring it is properly mixed. If you have a drip or ebb and flow system, the pump sends the solution into the flood table or grow tray and into the sprayers in case of aeroponics.

Ideal water pump for hydroponics

There are three types of water pumps, and all of them have their application in different situations. Inline water pumps are best for large systems because they have higher power. It is placed outside the tank and is air-cooled.

If you are a hobby grower, then you should get a submersible water pump. They are placed in the water in a hydroponic reservoir and use fitting and hoses to circulate the water.

Sump pumps work with sump systems that collect water that runs off from the hydroponic system and are technically a collection reservoir. The pump mixes nutrients in the tank and also moves water to and from the tanks.

Do not forget to clean the water pump after each nutrient solution change to avoid cross-contamination!

Determining pump size for a hydroponic system

You should consider two things before you buy a pump – the size of your garden and the type of your hydroponic system. Flood and drain systems require a bigger hydroponic pump than a typical NFT system. Similarly, aeroponic systems have different pumping requirements.

What does GPH of a pump mean?

Pump size is measured in gallons per hour (GPH). You can find pumps ranging from 1-200 GPH to 1000+ GPH at Groindoor.com. You should know the amount of water you need to move and your system’s head height when figuring out the GPH you need. Once you have this sorted, the chart on the specific pump will provide you a better guide about meeting your needs.

Generally, we recommend growers to buy a pump twice as big as they think they will need. Reducing water flow on the pump is simpler than buying a new pump if you bought one that is below your requirements.

If you want to learn more about water pumps, feel free to call our experienced growers at 866-GRO-INDR Our learning center has various guides about hydroponics that you will find very useful.

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    Leader Ecodiver 1000, 3/4 HP, 1620 GPH

    Leader Pumps

    MSRP: $510.92
    $399.95
    Leader Pumps Product Documents Ecodiver Water Pump Spec Sheet Ecodiver Water Pumps from Leader Powerfull Multi-stage Submersible Pumps Available with 2, 3 and 4 impellers. Suitable to pump clear water. Manufactured with anti-corrosive and rust-proof...
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  • Leader Ecodiver 750, 1/2 HP, 1560 GPH

    Leader Ecodiver 750, 1/2 HP, 1560 GPH

    Leader Pumps

    MSRP: $478.73
    $343.13
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  • Leader Ecotronic 230, 1/2 HP Multistage, 1620 GPH

    Leader Ecotronic 230, 1/2 HP Multistage, 1620 GPH

    Leader Pumps

    MSRP: $754.43
    $541.63
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  • Leader Ecotronic 130, 1 HP Jet Pump - 1260 GPH

    Leader Ecotronic 130, 1 HP Jet Pump - 1260 GPH

    Leader Pumps

    MSRP: $670.54
    $481.42
    Leader Pumps Product DocumentsProduct InstructionsProduct Spec Sheet Leader Ecotronic Water Pumps Highly reliable electronic booster sets for supplying water for domestic applications. Equipped with an electronic safety device that protects the pump...
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  • Leader Ecotronic 110, 1/2 HP Jet Pump - 960 GPH

    Leader Ecotronic 110, 1/2 HP Jet Pump - 960 GPH

    Leader Pumps

    MSRP: $581.44
    $416.83
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  • Leader Ecoplus 230, 1/2 HP - 115 Volt, 648 GPH

    Leader Ecoplus 230, 1/2 HP - 115 Volt, 648 GPH

    Leader Pumps

    MSRP: $474.47
    $340.42
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  • Little Giant RS-5LL Diaphragm Switch

    Little Giant RS-5LL Diaphragm Switch

    Little Giant

    MSRP: $129.36
    $127.24
    The RS-5LL switch can be used anytime you have a basin usage for the pump. It works by diaphragm. If the water reaches a certain level, it will shut off the pump. The pump plugs into the switch. On level: 2 in - 3 in Off level: 0.5 in - 1.5 in when...
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  • Little Giant 5-MSP Submersible Pump Blue 1200 GPH

    Little Giant 5-MSP Submersible Pump Blue 1200 GPH

    Little Giant

    MSRP: $196.59
    $181.05
    The 5-Series is one of the most compact utility pumps on the market. Ideal for light commercial and multi-purpose residential applications where water removal, transfer, or circulation is required. Corrosion- and rust-resistant, epoxy-coated cast...
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  • Leader DAB E.SYTWIN Station NPT for E.SYBOX Only

    Leader DAB E.SYTWIN Station NPT for E.SYBOX Only

    Leader Pumps

    MSRP: $952.20
    $677.95
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  • EcoPlus Adjustable Flow Submersible/Inline Water Pumps

    EcoPlus Adjustable Flow Submersible/Inline Water Pumps

    Eco Plus

    MSRP: $66.15
    $43.95
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  • Little Giant 5-MSPR Submersible Pump Black, 1200 GPH

    Little Giant 5-MSPR Submersible Pump Black, 1200 GPH

    Little Giant

    MSRP: $221.01
    $185.61
    Little Giant Product DocumentsLittle Giant 5-MSPR Submersible Pump Black, 1200 GPH Instructions Permanently lubricated utility pump includes garden hose adapter and removable inlet screen for easy cleaning. Lifetime oil supply. Pumps down to 1/8 in (3.2...
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