February 19, 2017

How to choose a pump

If you’re in the market for a pump you may have noticed that there are various types available to suit your needs, but don’t worry, it’s easy to choose the right pump. Simply ask yourself ‘What do I need to do with my pump?’

Submersible pumps

Submersible pumps sit in the water and drain water from within. This makes it ideal for jobs involving large, deep bodies of water. Submersible pumps are the go-to choice for most emptying or draining jobs including:

  • Emptying pools and spas
  • Emptying rainwater tanks
  • Draining flooded areas
  • Draining outdoor pits.

To select the best submersible pump for your application always the depth of liquid you need to pump. The immersion depth of your pump refers to the depth you can place your pump. Make sure you choose a pump with a greater immersion depth than the depth of your liquid.

Constant pressure pumps

Constant pressure pumps deliver pressurised water from your water tank (or water source) for applications such as:

  • Running taps and hoses
  • For garden watering equipment and sprinklers
  • For toilets, laundries and showers.

Transfer pumps

As the name suggests, transfer pumps are the go to for transferring large volumes of water from one place to another. Transfer pumps sit above water between the source and the destination pumping water between the two. Transfer pumps are ideal for transferring water between:

  • Tanks
  • Pits
  • Ponds
  • Dams

Petrol transfer pumps are great for remote areas where no power is available. Around the home where there is readily available access to a power source electric transfer pumps are preferred.

Swimming pool pumps

Swimming pool pumps are designed to constantly circulate pool water through a filter and back into the water source in a cyclical motion. They’re specifically designed to filter water in spas and swimming pools.

Once you’ve chosen the style of pump you need there are some other common considerations to help you choose the right pump.

Flow

The greater the flow, the faster the water will be moved. Flow = Litres per hour or L/H

Max lift                

The max lift refers to the height that the pump can elevate and collect the water from.

Head

The greater the pump head the higher you can pump the water.

Now that you know the basics, feel free to take a look at our range of pumps. If you have any other questions feel free to get in touch – we’re always happy to help.

For further information download our Pump Guide Tear Off.

 

 

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