Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 22
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by D12345 Great pump
I am on my 2nd pump which I use as a circulation pump for my solar pool heater, which ran just about non stop during the sunny days for 2 years well wort the price, I think it held up good in salt water conditions. It also was pumping the water up 10 feet to my solar water heater coils on my roof then back to the pool. Also no leaks ever. The motor bearings only went out due to seal letting salt get in, also the over heat protector worked good when it finally went out, protecting my controll panel components. I recommend this pump for anyone who wants a dependable pump.
September 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Nice Pump for Rain Barrel
I bought the pump after installing rain gutters on our roof and collecting barrels. I intended to water our lawn using simple sprinklers driven by the pump. This has worked quite well. It only takes about 15min to pump out more than 50gal through the sprinkler. The pump has been trouble free.
Somewhat off topic is the matter of using a single pump for two rain barrels. I used Melnar quick disconnect coupling to attach hoses so the pump could be easily transported between barrels. If I were designing the pump, I'd use metal plumbing connections rather than plastic. For my application, it's too easy to cross-thread connectors and make a leaky coupling.
August 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John121 Good Continuous Duty Pump
The pump works well, but I had some trouble getting the fittings that came with the pump to stop leaking.
February 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RBorroto Tough and capapable little pump!
I've owned this pump for nearly three years, using it to pump water from our backyard canal for irrigation. I use it as part of a "poor man's sprinkler system," pumping water to 5 sprinkler heads using water hose lines. I use a 1 inch PVC pipe from the canal, a water strainer/filter at the source, and a check valve to keep prime. It is quiet and very powerful, and I use it heavily during the dryer months here in South Florida. It gets a beak during Spring and Summer rains, but it has been a dependable workhorse that keeps my lawn and plants happy. I would highly recommend it.
June 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TexasFarmer great for rain barrel to garden/orchard transfers
This pump works great for getting water from 50 gallon rain barrels to the garden or orchard via regular garden hose. Set up is easy. It primes easily by pouring a little water into the outlet port. Just connect a sturdy one inch garden or other hose with a foot valve attached to one end for the inlet connection and any garden hose connected to the outlet connection. It empties a 50 gallon rain barrel quickly and efficiently with great pressure through 200 feet of garden hose. The only reason for a four star rating rather than a five is because I haven't used the pump long enough to determine it's durability.
April 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rich Great Pump, great power
I use this pump for an RO/DI unit. It's works great. It puts out a pressure reading of 61psi. It pumps the water up about 4ft into a reservoir container where I store the RO/DI water for aquarium reef tank purposes. Too off water and water change mixing water. Great pump, it's fairly silent and gets the job done.
November 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sparquelito Outstanding pump, my first
I am very happy with the Flotec FP5112 utility pump.
It is very handy for pumping clear water out of my spring-fed creed to water my lawn and garden flowers. (Especially when it has been quite dry out, and the County advises not to use city water to water the lawns, etc.) Free water from my creek means my lawn and garden stays alive!!
The pump was quite useful this very morning, after a hard night of steady rain, and my septic tank and fill lines were overflowing with the saturation of the grounds.
I dropped a short length of hose into the various fill line cap openings, and pumped out many hundreds of gallons of water, off into the lowlands beyond my yard.
Two thumbs up on this pump!!
January 1, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by prjay horrible product
Horrible pump. It lasted for 3 weeks before it couldn't take it anymore. DO NOT BUY!
October 6, 2014