Rule DC Pump in Fountain Application

Rule DC Pump in Fountain Application
  • Application: Pond Aeration

  • Pond Size: 4000 Gallons

  • Duty Cycle: 50 hours / week during our 8 month spring / summer into autumn and about 10 hours / week in the winter, over 1700 hours / year, for over 3 [three] years

  • Pump Used: 360 GPH model 24 12 volt

  • Power Supply: Battery is charged from a 12 volt solar panel

  • Safety: 2.5A fuse and a 12V relay that drops out if the voltage goes below 10.8V

  • Maintenance: Keep the battery topped up

    Received from Geoff C. , Australia



  • I built a large 4,000 gallons garden pond 4 years ago, installed a 12v solar panel to keep the pond battery charged and thus to drive a submersible pump for aeration. Started off with a cheap pump that blew up in a couple of months.

  • Having been a boaty in a past life and always used Rule bilge pumps without any failures decided to try one in the pond.

  • Your 360 GPH model 24 pump has been working for approx 50 hours / week during our 8 month spring / summer into autumn and about 10 hours / week in the winter, over 1700 hours / year, for over 3 [three] years and is still as good as the day I installed it.

  • The pump is 360 GPH models 24. It is pumping through a 1/2” plastic hose connected to a length of 1/2” copper pipe that passes through the basalt rock.

  • The battery is charged from a solar panel on the veranda roof. Connections to the pump were installed [15amp cable] underground before the lawn and path were laid. The pump is fed through a 2.5A fuse and a 12V relay that drops out if the voltage goes below 10.8V

  • The battery box sits in an unobtrusive corner of the veranda.

  • Two shots of the pump working showing just how efficient it is. A larger pump would produce too high a fountain leading to water loss in high wind. The 360 GPH was a lucky guess on my part.

  • The only maintenance I carry out is to keep the battery topped up. The pump just keeps on keeping on.

  • Thank you for a top product.


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