Pond pump selection

mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,022 ✭✭✭✭✭
I win the bad timing of the year award

Too early for the Morningstar MPPT 60A
Too late for Dankoff
[Conergy has discontinued all of the solar (ex-Dankoff) water pumps as of Sept 2009.]
And the funds in my 401K

I'm looking for a DC or AC trash pump, I can "float" about 2' underwater in a pond, and pump up about 30' of lift to a storage tank where a float switch will be. I only need a couple (1-3) of GPM, and some of the $1,500 pumps seem like overkill. Boat bilge pumps don't have enough lift.

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