Hydroponic Water Pumps
Hydroponic Water Pump Systems
You'll find a complete selection of well-made hydroponic water pumps at Astral Grow, whether you need a commercial setup or a basic setup for your home. We'll be able to provide you with the ideal water pump for your hydroponic grow system.
What Do Hydroponic Water Pumps Do?
Water pumps are an essential component of any hydroponic system. Thanks to these pumps, nutrients can circulate throughout the reservoir and be absorbed by the plants.
Typically, hydroponic water pumps fall into three categories:
- Submersible pumps: These water-cooled pumps are designed to be submerged in your reservoir's water. Hoses and fittings allow the pumps to spread water across the system. These pumps are a solid option for smaller gardens and hobbyists. Larger submersible pumps are also available for commercial/ACMPR growers.
- Inline pumps: These air-cooled pumps are installed outside water tanks. These pumps are often larger and more powerful and provide the added benefit of not warming up the water as much since the running motor is outside of the water itself. They are a bit more difficult to set up but are often a good fit for larger systems or in certain situations.
Many of our water pumps including all of the Active Aqua pumps of 250 GPH or greater have fittings to be used either submersible or inline. Most of our pumps also include a venturi fittings to aerate the water.
How Can I Find the Right Kind of Hydroponic Water Pump?
To find the best type of water pump for you, you'll need to consider the hydroponic system you're using as well as your garden's size. For example, if you have an ebb and flow system, you'll need a pump with a higher volume. On the other hand, if you have a nutrient film technique (NFT) system, a lower-volume pump could be suitable for you.
It's essential to know the gallons per hour (GPH) you intend to move. Also, identifying the head height of your system will make it easier for you to select a pump of the appropriate size, this is the height at which the pump is able to push the water. In most cases, you'll be better off purchasing a bigger pump than you think your system requires. If your pump is larger than it needs to be, you can easily adjust its water flow. However, if you have a pump that's not big enough, you won't have a way to increase water volume.
Astral Grow offers the best hydroponic water pumps for indoor gardening. We'll help you find a dependable hydroponic water pump that's also energy-efficient, ensuring that your plants can get what they need.