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Well pumps, borehole pumps, sump pumps and multistage pumps are some of the different types of water pumps that you can find. Water pumps can be useful in both businesses and homes to bring or move out water. That’s where DWP services come in. Here is a bit about each of the above.
Well pumps These are often used in more remote areas. Wells used to be a main source of water for many people and are still widely used across the world. Well pumps were designed to create a high flow of water and a substantial pressure to ensure even the most modern of homes can run directly from a single well pump.
Borehole Pumps Invented for high pressure at low flow for the deepest of boreholes. In most cases these pumps are installed in a borehole and the water is then pumped into a holding tank. The water is then either gravity fed to its final destination or pumped once again to ensure a sufficient flow are pressure for the end user.
Submerisble pumps can remove water in a basement or an external underground tank. They come in many sizes to work in a domestic application right up to the most demanding commercial installations. No matter if you have a basement that floods now and then or a storm a sewage application there is a submersible pump that can can for you.
Multistage pumps Found in higher pressure at high flow applications, these pumps come in end suction (horizontal) or vertical orientations. They are used across the world for pump clean water to its final destination from a water authority application right through to hotel.
The whole thing is submersed. A submersible pump must be fully and completely submerged in fluid, including the motor which is fixed to the body of the pump.
Pumps use water to cool the internal impellers, when a water pump runs dry it is no longer being cooled. Impellers are either metal or plastic, and both of these materials do not cope to well and getting hot! The mechanical seals are made of ceramic which then start to quickly wear and end up leaking. Ceramic used throughout a multistage pump can also shatter causing critical failure forcing the entire element to be repaired or in a lot of cases replaced.
A common question I get asked without doubt. Even though we refer to it as suction lift, pumps actually do not lift liquid. What they do is create a void by evacuating the air in the line. Atmospheric pressure on the liquid then pushes it up the hose and into the pump. Simple, right?!
Pumps tend to lift higher than most manufactures will recommend but if possible it is always best to avoid suction lift. When a pump is lifting water and not variable speed your pump does not know if it gets air locked it therefore runs dry and unless you spot it early and prime it once again critical failure is likely. Luckily we have many other solutions to hand such as inverters to set dry running alarms or even well pumps!
Cut In Pressure is the set pressure that the water pump turns on at. Alternatively, the Cut Out Pressure is set pressure that the water pump turns off at. Simple as that!
The most common reasons are probably from the following list:
Generally higher horsepower pumps put out more water. You’ll find different models of jet pump are designed differently. A ½ HP pump can provide water to a small house with one bathroom and just a couple people.
If you add to that a second bathroom that might be used at the same time as the first, then going with higher horsepower is going to provide the extra water you’ll need.
With examples of a houses with multiple bathrooms, multiple people, then you probably need to go with one of the 1 HP models.