Debris-Handling Pumps

TetraPond Debris Handling Pump for waterfalls and filters
  • TetraPond Debris Handling Pump for waterfalls and filters
  • TetraPond Debris Handling Pump 4200
Product No. 26569
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Perfect pumps for pond waterfalls, streams and more!

The Tetra Debris-Handling Pump provides clog-free performance for power filters and waterfalls. This energy efficient pump is engineered for continuous operation and can handle debris up to ¼ inch in size—allowing you to clean your pond, not your pump!

How It Works

Tetra Debris-Handling Pumps are engineered to circulate large volumes of pond water without clogging. This allows the pump to operate for long periods of time without any maintenance. Water, dirt, and debris are drawn through the quarter inch holes in the large pre-filter cage that surrounds the pump. The pre-filter cage prevents leaves, sticks, and other large debris from entering the pump. It also protects the fish from the pump’s impeller. The open-face impeller allows debris up to 1/4 in. in diameter to pass through the pump without clogging. The pond water with dirt and debris are pumped to an external filter for removal or directly to a waterfall or stream.

Flow Performance
Determine how high you waterfall will be from the pond surface. The higher the top of the waterfall is from the pond surfaces, the less flow will result. Take a look at the charts below for the approximate waterfall effect the Debris-Handling Pumps will create at various pumping heights.

  • Rugged Debris Handling Pump impeller can pass 1/4 in. debris without clogging
  • Large basket minimizes blockage and maintenance
  • Energy-efficient unidirectional impeller and motor
  • Wear-resistant and anti-corrosive ceramic shaft for longer life
  • Epoxy encapsulation protects motor from water intrusion
  • Outlet size fits tubing 1-1/2 inches or 1-1/4 inches in internal diameter
  • 15 foot electrical cord
  • 120 VAC, 60 Hz

DPH 3600 - 3,690 max GPH
DPH 4200 - 4,235 max GPH

Debris-Handling Pump is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so far so good I have a leaf problem in my pond, so I replaced my old pump with this one, and so far it has really helped. No more need to pull the pump and clean the debris every few days.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great flow rate This is my second debris handling pump and I continue to be satisfied with construction and dependability of these care free pumps. My fish love the flow rate.
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Workhorse This is my second pump. The first one is 7 years old and still going strong.So easy to use, just hook it up and plug it in. No prefilters to mess with. It's a messy pond with turtles and I've never had it clog up.They cost a little more than some pumps but you'll save even more by not having to buy a new one every couple of years.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the DHP This is the 2nd of this type / brand of pump we've owned. The first one lasted 8+ years and kept the pond very happy. We have a 900+ gallon pond with large goldfish that we "rescue" from the bait store. :-)
Date published: 2016-08-20
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is there a warranty?

Asked by: sibaseubo
This pump has a 3 year warranty on manufacturing defects only. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-05-22

My Tetra pond Dynatec 1100 pump has stopped working, what is the best equivalent Tetra pond pump for replacing it

Asked by: JesseP
We would recommend the Water Garden Pump, WGP 1200., scroll down for the specs on it. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-25

What is the PSI output on the DHP 3600 pump?

Asked by: RT 1
We do not have that specification on this water pump. We do have flow rate of 3600 gph with a max head of 11.4 feet. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-09

I need the threaded ring that keeps the outlet ball nozzle in place for the DHP3600, where can a purchase a new one?

Asked by: Lili Ziesmann
Those are not sold separately, unfortunately. Call our Care Team as they will send it to you at no charge, if they have them in stock. 1-800-526-0650. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-22

Is there a diverter valve available for the 3600 model it might be too much for my small pond Thank you Curtis Beeman

Asked by: Curtis W Beeman
No, most people buy a ball valve through the PVC department at a DIY store, and insert it inline about a foot from the pump. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-01-03

I own this pump but Im needing to use a 2" hose.  Is there a part I can order so I can use a larger hose w this pump.  

Asked by: Carolyn pond pump
You would go to your local DIY hardware store, and visit the plumbing section. They will have various reducers in the PVC area that you could use to go from the smaller size to the 2" size. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-12-12

Do you have impellers for tetra 3600 and 4200

Asked by: Cracker
Unfortunately, no, impellers are not available for those pumps. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-09-21

 Hi, do you sell replacement impellers for your debris handling the pumps? 

Asked by: Yudhi
I'm sorry but no, we sure don't. Those impeller are not available separately at all, however, your pump does have a 3 year warranty. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-08-16
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DHP Instruction Guide


Pond Size



DHP 3600

Up to 3000 gallons

3690 GPH/11.4 ft head


DHP 4200

Up to 4000 gallons

4235 GPH/13.1 ft head