A Simple Guide to Pumps: Part 2

In part 1, we covered some different pumps. In this article, we will continue to introduce you to the various pumps we offer in Australia. Always remember to contact us by phone or email if you have any questions we can answer. This is meant to be a very general guide to give consumers an idea of the differences between various pumps.

Submersible Pumps

A submersible pump is exactly as it sounds: it can be fully submerged in water. It has a hermetically sealed motor which is integral with the body of the pump. Submersible pumps don’t suffer from pump cavitation, and they are able to push fluids very efficiently. They are used mostly for water, and are very efficient in wells.  They are also used for sewage, drainage, slurry, and general industrial pumping. In applications where a jet pump or a submersible pump can be used, the submersible pump is more efficient.

Pool Pumps

A pool pump is a kind of circulator pump that is made specifically for swimming pools. They typically use 500 watts to 2,000 watts. Those in public pools usually run 24 hours a day, while residential swimming pool pumps run 4 hours per day when the pool is not in use, and between 6 and 12 hours a day on an electric timer during swimming season.

Some pool pumps have two speeds to cut down on power costs, while some now use smaller motors with heavier windings. They are usually self-priming, and most have a strainer or filtering unit to keep hair and other foreign objects from getting into the pump.

Clean Water Pumps

Clean water pumps can be either self-priming or just standard centrifugal pumps, the self priming pumps normally feature a built-in ejector system. They are often made of stainless steel, and come in single or multi-stage models. As the name implies, they are appropriate for drinking water.

Peristaltic Pumps

Peristaltic pumps mimic the gastro-intestinal tract’s method of moving food, called peristalsis. Product goes through a hose, which squeezes at one end to force water through to the other end. On a peristaltic pump, this is usually done with rollers that move in the direction the fluid is being pushed. Some uses for peristaltic pumps: wineries, chlorine tanks, sewage treatment plants, slurry and the pumping of viscous products.

This is just a basic guide.  For more information, look through our blogs and website, and feel free to contact us for any information or recommendation you might need.