Lil Guppy Playground Pump System

Lil Guppy Playground Pump System

The Lil Guppy Playground Pump System simulates the action of a traditional water hand pump. Ideal where separation of the stainless steel hand pump and plastic tank is needed. With this setup, the pump can be mounted on a log, rock or other structure and the tank placed in a safe location away from the play area and out of the sun.

No well is needed! Water from a pressurized water line fills the plastic tank and automatically shuts off at the fill line. The water refills as it’s pumped out.

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Enliven your park or playground with Cadron Creek Play’s Lil Guppy Playground Pump System. It provides an ideal sensory play experience for developing sponge-like minds. The Lil Guppy Playground Pump simulates the action of a traditional water hand pump. However, no well is needed as it is connected to a pressurized water line (like city water) which automatically refills the external tank as the children hand-pump the water out of the tank. Kids will have puddles of fun with the Lil Guppy Playground Pump System!

Cadron Creek Play Playground Pumps are the highest quality playground pumps on the market. Made of Stainless Steel, the pump is hand-polished and manufactured 100% in the USA. With sturdy welds and a five-year warranty, it has minimal maintenance requirements.

The water play system is designed for kids of all ages. The hand pump can be mounted to a flat surface like a table or Cadron Creek Play’s Stainless Steel Pump Stand that comes with a mounting plate, allowing for a versatile design. The stainless-steel hand pump connects to a durable plastic tank that is connected to a pressurized water line. As the water is pumped out of the tank, it automatically refills, simulating the feel of a pumping water from a well. It features a 11 3/4-inch long spout, allowing the water to fall in a designated area. This pump is easy to install and maintain. It has an elegant design but is built for heavy use by little hands. It can also be customized to meet the needs of your project. For example, add a Spout & Shout to the nozzle, which causes the water to spray out of the spout as you pump!

The Lil Guppy Playground Pump System presents children with the opportunity to play AND learn. Water play is a key element to sensory play and stimulates young minds in a variety of STEM areas. By pumping the water and playing in it together, they are exploring science concepts like sink-or-float, building their vocabulary, and learning how to work as a team… so many valuable lessons you won’t get from a screen!


  • Build vocabulary “How does the water feel?”
  • Explore science concepts: “What happens when you push the handle slowly? or quickly?”
  • Encourage social and emotional development by practicing taking turns, carrying buckets of water, etc.
  • The stainless steel pump system creates a playscape in which children are free to imagine, explore and discover.

At Cadron Creek Play, it is our mission to get kids off the screens and into the outdoors. Children are naturally drawn to water. Whether they are playing in a bathroom sink or suddenly sprint to the nearest water fountain, kids seek out water! The Playground Pump encourages that curiosity as it enhances other skills like cooperation, understanding buoyancy, and feeling the weight of water and the amount of force required to lift it. The water play pump gives children a hands-on learning opportunity that instills a love for exploring with your senses. Feeling the water, getting wet, muddy… this is what childhood is about. THIS is how we learn about the world around us. We hope you’ll join us as we encourage kids to get outside and experience the great outdoors.



Water from the pressurized water line fills the plastic tank and automatically shuts off at the fill line. The tank is connected to the pump by a reinforced flexible hose. The children then hand-pump the water out of the tank. The water refills as it’s pumped out. The tank can be buried, placed below a deck/table, or even camouflaged to match the playscape’s theme. Just be sure to install it in a place where it is out of the sun and can be easily reached for ventilation and maintenance.


  • Pump
    • 22 3/8 inches tall from base to top of the handle
    • Made of stainless steel: body, handle, rod, hardware
    • Standard 20 7/8 inch long handle
    • 11 3/4 inch long spout
    • Designed for heavy-duty kid traffic
    • 5-year warranty on all manufactured parts
  • Plastic Tank
    • Custom 8 gallon plastic tank, 16×12×15 inches
    • Connection for 1 inch to pressurized water line
    • Internal float valve to control water levels
  • Hose
    • 1 inch diameter reinforced hose with connections


  • Security nuts for pump handle links
  • Security bolts fo pump top plate
  • Security bit and socket


  • (1) Stainless Steel Playground Pump
  • (1) 8 Gallon Plastic Tank with All Required Fittings
  • (1) 10 foot by 1 inch in Diameter Reinforced Hose
  • (2) Hose Connections


Lil Guppy Playground Pump Diagram


Lil Guppy Playground Pump Tank Diagram



  • Pump Piston Assembly

    Piston Assembly

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  • Seal Maintenance Kit

    Seal Maintenance Kit

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  • Spout & Shout

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  • Stainless Steel Pump Stand

    Stainless Steel Pump Stand

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  • Pump Hose Bibb Quick Connect

    Hose Bibb

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  • Pump Sealing Plug

    Sealing Plug

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  • Quick connect wrench

    Quick Connect Wrench

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  • Pump Quick connect O-ring

    Quick Connect O-Ring

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  • Seal pick tool

    Seal Pick Tool

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  • Vertical view of quick connect elbow.

    Quick Connect Elbow

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Cadron Creek Play’s products are manufactured in the U.S.A. with the highest quality materials. They are designed to withstand a lot of use, and therefore come with a five-year limited warranty. Our playground pumps are the finest hand pumps on the market with Stainless Steel components, competitive pricing, and expert advice.

Cadron Creek Play Limited Warranty

All Cadron Creek Play pumps and components are covered by a limited warranty. Limited Warranty is contingent upon proper installation, use and maintenance of the pump, part or accessory.

If you suspect a defect, please give us a call or contact us online. We will need as much information as possible to determine the cause of the problem. Please be ready to provide photos or any other information that will be useful in determining whether the product is defective and covered by our limited warranty. We will contact you with a Returned Goods Authorization (RGA) form and shipping label for the return of any defective products.

Not Covered By Warranty

Wear and tear is damage that naturally and inevitably occurs as a result of normal wear or aging. These damaged parts are not covered by our limited warranty.

Installation, Use and Maintenance

Cadron Creek Play provides technical support and education on all products. An Owner’s Manual is included with the purchase of each pump, part or accessory that covers installation, use and maintenance. For each pump, a downloadable diagram is available under the SPECS tab for that pump (just select the respective pump under Products). You may also give us a call or contact us online for any additional support on any of our products.