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Which HIBLOW Pond Aerator Model Should I Buy?

We have manufactured air pumps for the pond and aquatic industries for over 30 years. We know that reliability, energy efficiency, and low sound levels are all extremely important for your aquatic systems. Our pumps provide aeration and water circulation for water gardens, koi ponds, backyard/ farm ponds, aquaculture, hydroponics, and aquaponics.

Benefits of subsurface aeration:

  • Helps keep the water clear of algae and other organic matter
  • Promotes healthy oxygen levels for fish growth and sustainability
  • Helps evenly distribute oxygen and water temperature
  • Creates a hole in the ice in the winter which allows toxic gases to release preventing fish kill

HIBLOW Pond Aerator Models

WG Series

WG Series

Cost efficient
Energy efficient
Quiet
UL Listed

XP Series

XP Series

Cost efficient
Energy efficient
Quiet
Outdoor UL

HP Series

HP Series

Robust – can handle depths up to 10′
Energy efficient
Quiet
Outdoor UL


Which HIBLOW Pond Aerator Model Should I Buy?

Pump Sizing Recommendations

Select a model for full specifications

Pond Size HIBLOW Model Max Depth Power Consumption (Watts) Current (A) Noise Level (dBa) Hose Connector Barb Fitting Size
Up to 7,000 gallons
HP-20
6′ 17 32 90° L Tube – 5/8″ ID 5/8″ OD

Product Details – HP-20

Features

  • Standard model available only for 120VAC applications.
  • Pumps equipped with thermal overload protection.

WG-2
6′ 28 0.35 40 90° L Tube – 5/8″ ID 5/8″ OD
Up to 16,000 gallons
XP-40
6′ 30 0.22 33
HP-40
10′ 38 0.82 32

Product Details – WG-2

Features

  • Standard model available only for 120VAC applications
  • Equipped with thermal overload protection

Product Details – XP-40

Features

  • Available with integral low-pressure alarms for 120 VAC applications.
  • Standard UL approved 120 VAC models, and 230 VAC CE compliant models available.
  • Pumps equipped with thermal overload protection.
  • Contact us for custom voltage applications, including 24 to 48 VDC system applications using external PWM controllers for modulating pump flow.
  • Includes pressure tap location for external alarm sensor

Product Details – HP-40

Features

  • Available with integral low-pressure alarms for 120 VAC applications.
  • Standard UL approved 120 VAC models, and 230 VAC CE compliant models available.
  • Pumps equipped with thermal overload protection.
  • Contact us for custom voltage applications, including 12 to 48 VDC system applications using external PWM controllers for modulating pump flow.
  • Includes pressure tap location for external alarm sensor

WG-3
6-8′ 45 0.55 45 90° L Tube – 5/8″ ID 5/8″ OD
Up to 1/4 acre
XP-60
6-8′ 39 0.44 35
HP-60
10′ 51 1.18 35

Product Details – WG-3

Features

  • Standard model available only for 120VAC applications
  • Equipped with thermal overload protection

Product Details – XP-60

Features

  • Available with integral low-pressure alarms for 120 VAC applications.
  • Standard UL approved 120 VAC models, and 230 VAC CE compliant models available.
  • Pumps equipped with thermal overload protection.
  • Contact us for custom voltage applications, including 24 to 48 VDC system applications using external PWM controllers for modulating pump flow.
  • Includes pressure tap location for external alarm sensor

Product Details – HP-60

Features

  • Available with integral low-pressure alarms for 120 VAC applications.
  • Standard UL approved 120 VAC models, and 230 VAC CE compliant models available.
  • Pumps equipped with thermal overload protection.
  • Contact us for custom voltage applications, including 24 to 48 VDC system applications using external PWM controllers for modulating pump flow.
  • Includes pressure tap location for external alarm sensor

WG-4
6-8′ 65 0.75 45 90° L Tube – 5/8″ ID 5/8″ OD
Up to 1/2 acre
XP-80
6-8′ 58 0.75 36
HP-80
10′ 71 1.56 36

Product Details – WG-4

Features

  • Standard model available only for 120VAC applications
  • Equipped with thermal overload protection

Product Details – XP-80

Features

  • Available with integral low-pressure alarms for 120 VAC applications.
  • Standard UL approved 120 VAC models, and 230 VAC CE compliant models available.
  • Pumps equipped with thermal overload protection.
  • Contact us for custom voltage applications, including 24 to 48 VDC system applications using external PWM controllers for modulating pump flow.
  • Includes pressure tap location for external alarm sensor

Product Details – HP-80

Features

  • Available with low pressure alarms for 120VAC applications.
  • Standard UL approved 120 VAC models, and 230 VAC CE compliant models available.
  • Pumps equipped with thermal overload protection.
  • Dual port models available with internal flow switching solenoids and programmable timers for aerator/skimmer applications.
  • Contact us for custom voltage applications, including 24 – 48 VDC system applications using external PWM controllers for modulating pump flow.

Up to 3/4 acre
HP-100LL
10′ 75 0.88 42 90° L Tube – 5/8″ ID 5/8″ OD

Product Details – HP-100LL

Features

  • Available with low-pressure alarms for 120 VAC applications.
  • Standard UL approved 120 VAC models, and 230 VAC CE compliant models available.
  • Pumps equipped with thermal overload protection.
  • Contact us for custom voltage applications, including 48 VDC system applications using external PWM controllers for modulating pump flow.
  • Includes pressure tap location for external alarm sensor

Up to 1 acre
HP-120LL
10′ 100 1.15 42 90° L Tube – 5/8″ ID 5/8″ OD

Product Details – HP-120LL

Features

  • Available with low-pressure alarms for 120 VAC applications.
  • Standard UL approved 120 VAC models, and 230 VAC CE compliant models available.
  • Pumps equipped with thermal overload protection.
  • Contact us for custom voltage applications, including 48 VDC system applications using external PWM controllers for modulating pump flow.
  • Includes pressure tap location for external alarm sensor

Up to 1.5 acres
HP-150
10′ 155 1.51 45 5/8″ to 1″ ID Straight Hose 1″ OD

Product Details – HP-150

Features

  • Available with integral low-pressure alarms for 120 VAC applications.
  • Standard UL approved 120 VAC models, and 230 VAC CE compliant models available.
  • Pumps equipped with thermal overload protection.
  • Contact us for custom voltage applications, including 48 VDC system applications using external PWM controllers for modulating pump flow.
  • Includes pressure tap location for external alarm sensor

Up to 2 acres
HP-200
10′ 250 2.94 46 5/8″ to 1″ ID Straight Hose 1″ OD

Product Details – HP-200

Features

  • Available with integral low-pressure alarms for 120VAC applications.
  • Standard UL approved 120 VAC models, and 230 VAC CE compliant models available.
  • Pumps equipped with thermal overload protection.
  • Contact us for custom voltage applications, including 48 VDC system applications using external PWM controllers for modulating pump flow.
  • Includes pressure tap location for external alarm sensor

  • HIBLOW recommendations are general guidelines for selecting a pump.
  • For depths greater than 6′, you may want to consider bumping up to the next size pump to offset the loss of air from the increase in pressure.
  • If you have an odd or kidney shaped pond, it may be advisable to contact a pond distributor for guidance as you may need multiple diffusers to properly mix and aerate the whole pond.
  • If breeding specific types of fish, we would recommend consulting with an aquatic specialist before selecting a pump as certain breeds require different levels of oxygen.

Aeration System Recommendations for Best Results

  • Keep the pump covered and in the shade, and allow for enough air circulation around the pump.
  • 1/2″ ID tubing/ weighted line is suggested for distances between 50′-100′ and 3/4″ ID beyond 100′.
  • You may consider using a “Y” connection instead of a “T” connection when splitting the line for multipe diffusers to reduce backpressure.
  • Use medium bubble diffusers to limit backpressure and increase air flow. Place each at the same depth, or use ball valves to even out the air flow/ pressure.

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