If you need to draw water from a well, drain a swimming pool or do anything else that involves using a water pump, it is important to get the right type of pump to suit your needs. Take a look at this buying guide to find the right pump for the job.
Surface pumps are designed to pump water from relatively shallow depth. They are installed above the surface of water and draw up water through a suction hose. You can use them to pump water from a river, from a rainwater collection system, or from a shallow well.
If you want to pump water from a deep well, you will need a submersible pump. This kind of pump can be installed at the bottom of a well to provide a reliable supply of water. They are designed to be submerged in water and only the power supply cable and discharge pipe need to break through the surface. You can get submersible pumps that are very narrow, which are suitable for use in deep wells and boreholes.
Booster pumps are the ideal solution if you have low water pressure in your home, which can make it difficult to shower or hose down your garden. You can also use a booster pump in combination with a surface or submersible pump to regulate pressure, which is sometimes necessary to get a steady flow of water.
If you are not connected to the mains water and drainage services because you live in a very remote location, then a lifting station could be a very good solution for you. This type of system consists of both a storage tank and a pump, which means that you can use it to collect and store either rainwater or wastewater and then pump it to where it needs to go.
If you are looking for a powerful pump that can pump large amounts of water for an extended period of time, then consider using an engine-driven pump. Rather than being electrically powered, these pumps contain a combustion engine that uses either petrol or diesel as its fuel source. They are an ideal choice if a source of electrical power is not readily available in the location where you need to use the pump. These pumps are a sub-type of surface pump as they are not designed to be submerged.
To learn more about water pumps, contact a plumber.