Rainwater tank pumps

To get best use out of your rainwater tank, you need a good pump.
 
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  • Updated:19 Oct 2007
 

03.Profiles

Photos of the pumps are shown below so that you know what you’re looking for when buying, but we've only noted particular good and bad points for each that aren’t shown in the table.  Prices are recommended retail, as advised by manufacturers in August 2007.

Profiles - what to buy

Gardena 4000/5 Jet

Gardena water pump Price: $383

Type: External

Comment: While it is noisier than the other models, it’s not especially annoying.

Grundfos MQ3-45

Grundfos water pumpPrice: $908

Type: External

Comment: Heavy and bulky and has no carry handle, but this wouldn’t be a problem if it was permanently installed.

Onga Dominator 4” 75/35 P3200100

Onga water pump

Price: $654

Type: Submersible

Comment: Quiet, compared to others. 

 

BIANCO PUMPZ BIA-INOX 80 PC

Bianco water pump
Price: $463

Type: External


 

Dab Pumps DAB-JINOX62MPCX

Dub water pump
Price: $701

Type: External

 

Davey HP45-05T

 Davey pumps
Price: $720

Type: External

 

 

Grundfos JP Basic 2 PC

Price: $519
Grundfos water pump
Type: External

   

 

 

Profiles - the rest

The remaining pumps had lower flow rates than the best models, but were still mostly OK. You'd probably be be happy with most of these.  

Claytech Bluetron 100

Claytech water pump
Price: $415

Type: External


 

Davey SJ35-05PC

Davey water pump
Price: $418

Type: External


 

Onga SMHP450

Onga water pump
Price: $791

Type: External



 

Onga Tankbuddy OTB450A

Onga water pumpPrice: $514

Type: Submersible

Comment: Very quiet compared to the others. 

 

Dab Pumps DAB-KPS30-16MPCX

Dub water pump
Price: $471

Type: External

Comment: Has an annoying high-pitched whirr sound.


Gardena 3000/4 Jet #

 
Price: $269 Gardena water pump

Type: External

# Discontinued.

 

Leader Ecotronic 90

Leader water pump
Price: $300

Type: External

 

Onga SMH350

Onga water pump
Price: $446

Type: External 

 

Bianco Pumpz BIA-TECH40PC

Bianco water pump
Price: $278

Type: External

 

 

Rivaflo TFM30

Rivaflo water pump
Price: $458

Type: External

Comment: Has an annoying high-pitched whirr sound.

 

 

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