The Reeflo BlowHoles are two new pumps with a manually adjustable throttle that are coming soon. Reeflo demoed their proto-BlowHole at Reef-A-Palooza this past weekend and it is an interesting pump with a very unique feature set. Reeflo will be releasing a small BlowHole and a large BlowHole, the Blowhole 750 and 1500 respectively, and aside from it’s small foot print, the BlowHoles have a unique impeller housing design that preserves the direction of flow in your pipe.
The magnetic drive BlowHole is a departure from the direct drive pumps that Reeflo has always made, but this is part of what helps you control the flow of the BlowHole. There are three speeds on the BlowHole’s control knob which both adjust the flowrate and the power consumed. The BlowHole 750 can do up to 1,200 gallons of water per hour while consuming up to 130 watts and the BlowHole 1500 can pump up to 2,400 gallons per hour while using up to 235 watts.
The ugly metal casing in the proto-BlowHole above was only used to develop the BlowHole pump, but the final version of the BlowHole will have a much more attractive plastic face. Both of the BlowHoles will become available this winter, more pictures of the prototype BlowHole when you continue reading.