The Benefits of Various Water Pumps

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Know which water pump you need and what you’ll use it for

You many not pay much attention to these pieces of equipment, however, you’d reconsider their importance if you were left without one, or the one on your property is out of date and not doing the job correctly. Finding the right pump is essential if you want to save money and get the most out of your water distribution system. There are various types of pumps to consider, each of which are designed for the sole purpose of moving water from one point to another on a large or small-scale, which is vital in the industrial, commercial and residential sectors.

Solar pump installation

Solar water pump installation

Sump pumps

If your home or business has a basement section, the sump pump is a must-have item because it stands to reason your basement or cellar will leak at some stage due to excessive rain, or a burst pipe, and end up flooded.

The sump pump relieves the pressure of trying to remove water from an area that is below the water table, by pumping it out and into the sewer line, saving your basement and home from damp, and your money from being spent on a firm to come in and do the work for you. Available in manual and automatic operation, you can either switch the pump on manually, when required, or leave it on standby and let it switch itself on and off when necessary.

Solar Powered Water Pumps

A money saver on the energy front, and Mother Nature’s friend, this pump design draws energy from the sun and works off a solar powered screen, thereby reducing the need for carbon fuel, and by extension, your carbon footprint. Designed to withstand harsh outdoor conditions, solar pumps are fast becoming the popular option because they meet all the challenges faced by other electrically-powered motors.

Moving large quantities of water from one place to another, at great heights if needed, solar powered pumps work well when transferring water from dams to storage tanks, with little or no maintenance required. Reliable and efficient, you can even use it at night.

Reticulation Pumps

The ideal choice for watering your garden as it allows for water saving in domestic and commercial applications. The benefits of reticulation pumps are plentiful. They are environmentally friendly, reduce your water bill, minimise water wastage and provide you with the exact amount of water that is required, no more, no less.

Borehole Submersible Pumps

Fully operational underwater, borehole pumps are designed to be completely sealed from water seeping into the motor, which is protected by a cavity that is filled with oil. Borehole pumps move water that originates underground, to a borehole. The water is then moved to a storage tank by means of a sump pump, allowing you to save water for a rainy day, so to speak.

Borehole Submersible Pump

Our SR4 ST submersible borehole pump features stainless steel ends and varying motor ranges

These pumps can be manufactured to pump high or low viscosity liquids with waste, which is then ground down. The pressure can be increased or decreased, based on requirements, and these pumps are designed to switch off the moment the level is too low, ensuring the engine does not burn out.

There are many water pumps out there, however, they each work on one of two basic principles; they are either positive displacement or kinetic pumps (a.k.a: dynamic pumps), designed to move low or high viscosity liquids.

Find the right pump for your requirements. Chat to the specialists at foundation pumps; this is integral to ensuring you purchase the right system, or avoid mass financial outlay to fix something that doesn’t meet your needs.

Unless you’re extremely au fait with the many pumps on the market, it is best to chat to the specialists because buying a pump is like buying a car, it requires careful selection. Like a car, if you don’t know how to drive it, or you decide to take it on the mountain when it’s designed for the road, then you’re looking at outlay to eventually replace it.

Choose the right pumps from the offset by chatting to the specialists first.