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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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  • Aeromixer Pump Kit - Mix + Aerate With Just One Pump

    Aeromixer Pump Kit - Mix + Aerate With Just One Pump

    Aeromixer

    MSRP: $287.95
    $266.50
    Stabilizing pH is crucial for happy plants. Aeromixer makes it easy. Aeromixer is a pump made specifically for growers, by growers, with a dual purpose: to mix nutrients and aerate feeding solutions with just one pump. Aeromixer makes feeding large and...
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  • AquaVita 1585 Water Pump

    AquaVita 1585 Water Pump

    AquaVita

    MSRP: $97.95
    $71.81
    The AquaVita Submersible/In-Line Water Pumps can be used inside or outside your tank by simply removing the front cover, exposing the inlet valve. These high quality pumps are perfect for anything from aquariums to hydroponic systems. The bearing,...
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    $71.81
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  • AquaVita 1056 Water Pump

    AquaVita 1056 Water Pump

    AquaVita

    MSRP: $66.95
    $49.20
    The AquaVita Submersible/In-Line Water Pumps can be used inside or outside your tank by simply removing the front cover, exposing the inlet valve. These high quality pumps are perfect for anything from aquariums to hydroponic systems. The bearing,...
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  • AquaVita 792 Water Pump

    AquaVita 792 Water Pump

    AquaVita

    MSRP: $52.95
    $38.85
    The AquaVita Submersible/In-Line Water Pumps can be used inside or outside your tank by simply removing the front cover, exposing the inlet valve. These high quality pumps are perfect for anything from aquariums to hydroponic systems. The bearing,...
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  • AquaVita 660 Water Pump

    AquaVita 660 Water Pump

    AquaVita

    MSRP: $68.95
    $32.15
    The AquaVita Submersible/In-Line Water Pumps can be used inside or outside your tank by simply removing the front cover, exposing the inlet valve. These high quality pumps are perfect for anything from aquariums to hydroponic systems. The bearing,...
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  • AquaVita 528 Water Pump

    AquaVita 528 Water Pump

    AquaVita

    MSRP: $68.95
    $32.83
    The AquaVita Submersible/In-Line Water Pumps can be used inside or outside your tank by simply removing the front cover, exposing the inlet valve. These high quality pumps are perfect for anything from aquariums to hydroponic systems. The bearing,...
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  • AquaVita 396 Water Pump

    AquaVita 396 Water Pump

    AquaVita

    MSRP: $56.49
    $21.11
    These high quality pumps are perfect for anything from aquariums to hydroponic systems. The bearing, ceramic shaft, and sturdy construction ensure durability and reliability and the attached suction cup feet prevent it from sliding or moving. AquaVita...
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  • AquaVita 238 Water Pump

    AquaVita 238 Water Pump

    AquaVita

    MSRP: $43.95
    $14.17
    These high quality pumps are perfect for anything from aquariums to hydroponic systems. The bearing, ceramic shaft, and sturdy construction ensure durability and reliability and the attached suction cup feet prevent it from sliding or moving. AquaVita...
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  • AquaVita 159 Water Pump

    AquaVita 159 Water Pump

    AquaVita

    MSRP: $42.49
    $12.98
    These high quality pumps are perfect for anything from aquariums to hydroponic systems. The bearing, ceramic shaft, and sturdy construction ensure durability and reliability and the attached suction cup feet prevent it from sliding or moving. AquaVita...
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  • AquaVita 100 Water Pump

    AquaVita 100 Water Pump

    AquaVita

    MSRP: $35.95
    $8.18
    These high quality pumps are perfect for anything from aquariums to hydroponic systems. The bearing, ceramic shaft, and sturdy construction ensure durability and reliability and the attached suction cup feet prevent it from sliding or moving. AquaVita...
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  • GROW1 NOMMI UTILIT Y& SUMP PUMP 1585 GPH

    GROW1 NOMMI UTILIT Y& SUMP PUMP 1585 GPH

    Grow1

    MSRP: $124.95
    $93.03
    MULTI-PURPOSE Powerful, submersible water pump perfect for irrigation, water circulation, artificial waterfalls, as well as emergency flood control. HIGH POWER Features a Heavy-Duty ½ horsepower motor capable of pumping up to 1585 gallons per hour and...
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    $93.03
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  • Active Aqua Pre-Filter for AAPW800 Active Aqua Pre-Filter for AAPW800 - Hydroponics

    Active Aqua Pre-Filter for AAPW800

    Active Aqua

    MSRP: $27.37
    $1.30
    Pre-filter AAPW800Replacement pre-filter for use with Hydrofarm's Active Aqua AAPW800 submersible water pump (800 GPH). Keeps debris from entering your water pump, which extends the life of your pump and improves its efficiency.
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