Water Garden Pumps

Water Garden Pumps
Product No. 26586
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The Tetra® Pond Water Garden Pump is a versatile pump that can power waterfalls, filters, and fountain heads. Reliable magnetic technology provides energy efficient pumping to your pond. Adapters included. UL listed.  See Technical Specs for more information.

Fountain Set for Water Garden Pumps also available.


UL Model
Flow Rate
Maximum Flow
Cord Length
Max Head
Height (ft)
26586 WPG325 325 325 gph @ 1 foot
290 gph @ 2 feet
250 gph @ 3 feet
150 gph @ 5 feet
17 12 6.5
26587 WPG550
550  550 gph @ 1 foot
525 gph @ 2 feet
475 gph @ 3 feet
270 gph @ 5 feet
40 12 7.5
WPG700 700 700 gph @ 1 foot
650 gph @ 2 feet
615 gph @ 3 feet
575 gph @ 5 feet
275 gph @ 7 feet
26588 WPG1000 1000  1000 gph @ 1 foot
950 gph @ 2 feet
900 gph @ 3 feet
800 gph @ 5 feet
500 gph @ 7 feet
80 16 8
1200 1200 gph @ 1 foot
1150 gph @ 2 feet
1100 gph @ 3 feet
970 gph @ 5 feet
800 gph @ 7 feet
26589 WPG1900 1900  1900 gph @ 1 foot
1800 gph @ 2 feet
1750 gph @ 3 feet
1550 gph @ 5 feet
1150 gph @ 7 feet
226 16 16.5
Water Garden Pump is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Loved mine the first few months - now not so much Purchased this sept 2017 and loved it for my waterfall . Powerful and quiet . Now less then a year later it makes a loud Hum when running that is easily heard from 20 feet way . There are no obstructions and nothing wrong with the impeller . Very disappointed for what I paid !
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from poor design I have a nice looking umbrella type flow on 20% of the fountain head and 2 small streams on the other 80%, very unimpressive. Turn it down it closes it off, looser it gives a 33% umbrella 2 inches from head. small rock wired to the filter helped keep it from floating and tipping over the pump/fountain. Only 1 height adjustment piece so I had a choice of at surface level or 8 inches above.
Date published: 2018-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best pump in the pond world I have a ofx2000 pump tetra pump I have his pump in my pond running 24 =7 365. For 8 years and still running strong winter and summer remember it's made in the USA
Date published: 2016-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product, but short electrical cord Purchased the 550 pump for my pond to replace an older 500 pump.Like the new model except for the shorter electrical cord of 12 ft. vs old model 16 ft.
Date published: 2016-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from really good pump I purchased this pump sometime back and have used it in out of the ordinary ways. I originally bought to operate on a small koi pond and it performed well. Since had went to a much larger pond, so this pump was put asdie. It has since been used to pump out my vortex filters, drain my lotus pond when needed, as well as pump dirty water from in ground holes. This little pump finally broke some cover pieces and I currently need it. I emailed to purchase parts and found I can not do so, but can be sent to me under warranty. They never questioned me on purchase date(which I am quite sure was outside the warranty period) , but opted to send me the parts. I will now put this pump back into action and see how much more it will work. I only wish they would sell parts as I know in the future I will need more. I think this pump will last a long time. 4&1/2 stars. It could be a little more energy efficient.
Date published: 2014-05-09
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What pump should I use with Tetra skimmer and Tetra waterfall filter in 500 gal. gold fish (small amount) and water lily pond.?

Asked by: fiero racer
Thanks for asking! It depends on the size of your tubing and how much of the tubing it has to travel through. To provide personalized suggestions we will need more information about the set up of the pond and water features. We are happy to help if you call us at 1-800-526-0650.
Answered by: Tetra Expert
Date published: 2018-10-29

Which Greenfree UV Clarifiers can be used with the Pond Pump 550? Would this be the best combination for an approx. 300 gallon goldfish pond that receives lots of sunlight as well as leaf debri? (There are about 20 goldfish.)

Asked by: shelley24
For that size pond, we would recommend the UVC-5 which handles up to a 660 gallon pond. The WGP550 would work well with this UV too. You might want to add the pond skimmer to the pond, if you can, in order to remove the leaf debris, and reduce the number of goldfish. You want at least 50 gallons of water per adult goldfish. Too many goldfish will cause poor water quality and sick fish. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-10-11

I bought the 325 and the submersible filter but the pump does not have an inlet to connect the filter to. It only has an impeller and then an outlet that brings the water to the top of my waterfall. Do I need to order a different pump?

Asked by: ladybugd26
No. The inlet is the end of the pump where the impeller is housed. The impeller cover is smooth on the exterior, and has threads just inside the opening. You attach either the 1/2" or the 3/4" adapter to the impeller cover by screwing it in. Then you attach the proper size tubing to the adapter with a hose clamp. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-09-13

can i use an inline filter with this pump

Asked by: philiptrew
This pump can have a filter attached on the inlet or outlet side but the pump must stay submerged at all times. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-08-28

Where can I find information about maximum water pressure for the 1200 series pump? Not looking for GPH.

Asked by: JIboater
The only information we have available is included in the chart on the product page, http://www.tetra-fish.com/pond/products/pumps/water-garden-pump.aspx. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-08-21

Need replacement impeller for the 1900 model. Which one do I order?

Asked by: Shelly74
We do not have that one on our website, currently, but you can purchase it through www.123ponds.com and possibly www.pondparts.com. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-07-30

  My WPG 1000 runs for about a minute and then shuts off for about 5 minutes. It’s about 2 yrs old. I can’t find any obstructions. Thanks.

Asked by: Matt25
If the impeller is clean, and the inside of the motor is also clean, there are no hard water deposits, either, then it may be a thermal issue. If the water is really warm, try changing some of it to cool it off (if you are experiencing a heat wave, for example). Otherwise, it has a thermal switch issue and you should call 1-800-526-0650 as the unit is under warranty for 3 years. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-07-30

I have a 325 and it randomly starts and stops. I have cleaned it out, but it continues to do the same thing. It will run for a half hour stop for 15 minutes and start up again without me touching it. Can you tell me what is broken?

Asked by: SteveC
If you took the impeller out, and cleaned it and inside the pump, and the impeller and shaft seemed fine, then it sounds like it is over heating, and has a thermal issue. Call 1-800-526-0650 for more help. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-07-27
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Water Garden Pump Instruction Guide


Pond Size

Tubing Adapters Included

Power Cord


325 GPH

50-250 gallons

1/2"-3/4" ID

12 feet


550 GPH

50-500 gallons

3/4"-1" ID

12 feet


1000 GPH

500-1000 gallons

1" ID

16 feet


1900 GPH

1000-1500 gallons

1 1/4" ID

16 feet