View Full Version : jabsco vs johnson ballast pumps

02-18-2011, 10:51 AM
Looking for opinions on the difference between quality, durability, performance etc between these 2 ballast pumps. Johnson has better gph, both ignition protected.... Thanks!

02-18-2011, 06:56 PM
Ive swapped my port pump over to a johnson ( jabsco died after 40 hrs ) Happy with the pump,good pressure / volume. I hard wired it into the battery, got fed up with the timers. So far so good.

02-18-2011, 07:16 PM
Got a link to the Johnson replacement pump?

02-18-2011, 07:21 PM

02-18-2011, 08:50 PM
Jabsco is better known in the industry because they've been marketing a ballast specific pump since 2002, but in terms of quality and reliability there is essentially zero difference between the two products, and they are a direct replacement for one another.

Most customers are selecting Johnson pumps because of their higher rated capacity and lower price, but both are a fine choice.

02-19-2011, 12:59 AM
Thank you, Jason.

02-21-2011, 07:26 PM
No problem.

03-14-2013, 01:44 PM
This video compares the Johnson Ultra Ballast and Jabsco Ballast Puppy.