A good pond pump doesn’t always have to be an expensive piece of hardware. On the contrary, for a small pond, you can get a small pump with lower performance and it will suffice. This is the case of the model we will review today – the EcoPlus 728310 Eco 396 GPH submersible pond pump.
Features at glance
- Max power: 396 GPH
- Pump type: electric, submersible
- Power consumption: 36 Watts
- Clog free efficient performance
- Cord length: 69 inch
- Included fittings: three-.75″ Barbed x .75″ Threaded, two-.5″ Barbed x .75″ Threaded and Nozzle x .75″ Threaded
Other notable EcoPlus variants available
- EcoPlus 728492 Eco 100 GPH
- EcoPlus 728320 Eco 1083 GPH
- EcoPlus 728333 Eco 2166 GPH
- EcoPlus 728335 Eco 3170 GPH
- EcoPlus 728340 Eco 7400 GPH
The 396 GPH Eco pump is a part of the EcoPlus Eco line which consists of 14 differently powerful pond pumps. The reviewed pump models belong to the cheapest and also least powerful members of the product line. With its performance, it will be suitable for smaller ponds with up to 800 gallons of water.
One of the main pros of the EcoPlus 728310 pump is that it is really cost effective to run. With a 36 W motor, the pump will definitely not ruin you due to high electricity bill. Additionally, the pump is quite powerful for its low energy needs.
The line is fitted with highly reliable and powerful motors built to last. One of the customer mentioned he had the 396 GPH variant running for years without any issues.
For those of you who have a salt water pond or aquarium, this may be the model to go for, as it features ceramic shafts. These types of shafts are designed to work with salt water.
Another pro of the line is that the pumps are quiet. Of course, the more powerful models will be heard much more easily.
One of the EcoPlus reviewers complained the pump’s power adjustment didn’t work properly – the pump either worked or not with the different power settings. This seems to us as a defect, which should have been handled as a warranty replacement.
The whole EcoPlus line of pond pumps belongs to the best rated products on many pond e-commerce sites. Moreover, they are also the best selling pumps over there which unquestionably speaks of their quality.
Conclusion of the EcoPlus 728310 review
All in all, the small and quiet pump will deliver results for smaller ponds with ease. With a price of about 20 bucks, you cannot go wrong with the purchase.
Where to buy?
The EcoPlus line can be bought online over on Amazon for the lowest prices. The least powerful models start at $12 and the most powerful one will cost you at least $200. The model we reviewed today will set you down by circa $20.