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Choosing the Right Water Pump: A Comprehensive Guide

Water pump selection can feel like a daunting process, but all you need is the right information! The key is to call in the professionals - choose someone who has years of experience supplying installation services, water treatment, and top-brand pumps and accessories.

If you need a garden pump, a solar pump, or cartridges for your installation or if you are looking for culvert pipes, there are likely to be some great specials around that you can access online for quick delivery; you just need to look in the right place.

However, when it comes to choosing a water pump for a specific application, it pays to get some advice from the experts, as each application will require a targeted approach.

To help you identify the best water pump for your needs, here we’ve put together some information with some tips and advice around choosing a water pump.
Read on to better understand some of the products available, and remember, Watertech Plus is always here to help if you need more information.

How much flow do I need?

First things first, we have to work out how much water you need on a daily basis. In fact, we need to get as far down as understanding this on a minute-to-minute basis.

Your flow rate will determine the size of the pipe you need, your pump type, and your controller type. The easiest way to do this is to estimate how much water you use in a given minute. There are a few different brackets here, so we’ve laid out some basic estimates below:

· Small Home: 20-30 litres per minute
· Medium Home: 30 – 50 litres per minute
· Large Home: 50-90 litres per minute

This will change depending on how many people operate within the property. For example, if you’re an adult family of two, your flow demands will likely be less than if you’re a family of four with little ones and need to do multiple loads of laundry every day.

Beyond that, if you’re running a business with high water flow demands, then you’ll need a commercial or industrial pump to keep up. Luckily, our installation services make that a breeze.

What water pressure do I need?

Pressure is how your pump delivers the water you need to the various points on your property. There are a few different factors that will determine what kind of water pressure you need.

· The height difference between your pump and the highest point your water needs to come out of
· The distance your pump needs to push the water
· The water pressure you want in your shower, taps, or sprinkler
· The size and type of pipe laid between the pump and the final destination

Whether you’re new to your home or you’ve been living there for a while, it can still be tough to figure out the answer to these questions. Your home plans or records are a great place to start, but if you get stuck, we’re on hand to help you find the answers.

Our Water Pump Types and Uses

The two most common water pump types are positive displacement pumps and centrifugal pumps. These are different because they use different methods to generate the pressure that pushes the water along, which means they have different applications in homes or businesses.
Let’s break that down a little further. There are a ton of different water pumps in our range, so let’s give them a quick tour.

12/24 Volt Pumps

Most commonly used in agriculture, diaphragm pumps have a unique conical design that delivers high flow rates with high pressure. This makes them ideal for spraying water on your farm or around the yard.

Household Pumps

This range of our pumps is ideal for use in and around the home. Whether we’re talking about pumping water for gardening, household water use, or drinking water, these don’t need to be as heavy-duty as commercial pumps.
Instead, our household range is focused on providing energy-efficient water delivery with easy installation and maintenance.

Multistage Pumps

Multistage water pumps include two or more impellers, which are the methods that generate pressure inside the pump. In essence, these pumps can combine different methods for pressure creation.

Because they have more than one stage, these pumps have much better pressure ranges and flow rates, making them ideal for many different applications.

Petrol Pumps

When you need a portable water pump that will go with you to the water, then a petrol pump may be the choice for you. These pumps are excellent for moving standing water, clearing pools, or otherwise handling any other emergencies.

Submersible Pumps

Otherwise known as a belly pump, submersible pumps can safely submerge in water and operate safely. These are ideal for emptying water tanks, swimming pools, and other water-laden areas (however, they’re not super common for daily residential use).

With all those options available, it’s easy to get overwhelmed! But don’t worry; we’re here to guide you through it.

The right water pump is just a call away with the Watertech Plus team.

Need help with your pump selection? Get the right water pump with Watertech Plus. Contact us for expert advice and top-notch pump solutions.

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