PondMAX EP Series pumps are semi solids handling pumps designed for use with a filtration system. with pond skimmers and in water features. The SmartMag technology protects the pump from damge due to blockage or running dry. The EP pumps can handle up to 3/8″ solids and organic debris. This makes it the perfect pump to install in the bottom of your pond where it can pump the debris up to the filter system and get removed. Each pump also includes an auxilarary intack connection which can be used to connect the PondMAX In-Pond Skimmer to remove the leaves from the surface of the pond. The SmartMag technology protects the pump from damage due to blockage or running dry.