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Water Pumps - How to choose the most suitable pump.

Water Pumps - How to choose the most suitable pump.  

When shopping for a water pump there are various factors to consider. All water pumps are measured in discharge capacity L/min, vertical suction lift, and maximum head lift. 

Discharge Capacity is the rate of speed that water flows from the source to the discharge point, measured in litres per minute. It provides the power to move water quickly. The higher the number the faster it will get the job done.

Vertical Suction Lift is the vertical distance from the water source to the pump. This is important for draining a basement or deep pond. 

Maximum Head Lift is the total height from the source of the water to the destination or drainage point. This provides the power to move water over a distance. 

Types of pumps and what they are used for;

Electric Submersible - These are great for many tasks such as emptying pools, ponds and flooded basement along with many other tasks, one of the benefits when using these is they sit in the floor to maximise the amount they remove before coming non-effective. These can be found for both clean and dirty type of fluid.

Petrol - These come in a range of sizes from 1” upwards and can handle Clean, dirty (trash) or chemicals through them, they offer much larger capacity when pumping so more can be done in a shorter time.

Diesel - These are typically used for commercial jobs or when it needs to run for longer periods of time, they can be used with regular or red diesel so reduces the running costs when compared to a similar spec petrol pump. These etc can be found as clean, chemical,  dirty or trash options.

What can you pump?

Clean water - This is water with no particle within it so all pumps can handle this type of pumping.

Dirty water (Trash Pump) - These pumps will handle dirty water, this type of pump has an impeller that will break particles down within the suction feed, allowing it to pass through the pump. Maximum particle sizes are set by the manufacturer and usually displayed on the website, if in any doubt please get in touch before ordering.

Chemical pumps - As the name would indicate these can take a range of chemicals through them, they are commonly used for fertilisers, seawater, fuels etc. Many of these pumps also have the trash option too as it may be needed in certain applications

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