Submersible Pumps: How To Choose One?

If you are looking for a way to pump water out of your pool or pond, you might be wondering if a submersible pump is the right choice.  In this article, we’ll explore what exactly are Submersible Well Pumps and why should you consider getting one.

What Is A Submersible Water Pump?

Submersible pumps are generally used to pump liquid from a lower point to a higher point. They are designed for use in water wells, swimming pools, and other similar applications.

Key Considerations When Choosing A Submersible Water Pump

If you’re looking to purchase a submersible water pump, there are a few key considerations to keep in mind.

  1. How far below the surface is your water stored?

You’ll want to make sure that the pump you choose can reach that depth without having to go down too far.

  1. How far above ground do you want to lift water?

If you’re going to be lifting water up 5 feet or more, it’s probably best to consider an electric pump rather than one that runs on gas or diesel fuel.

  1. What is the total pumping lift that you require on a daily basis?

This will tell you how much pressure your new pump will need to generate, which is important for things like irrigation systems or other high-demand uses.

  1. What volume of water do you require daily?

If you have a large amount of water that needs to be pumped, then a larger motor will be necessary. Likewise, if you have a smaller amount of water that needs to be pumped, then a smaller motor will suffice.

  1. How can you power your pump?

You should decide whether you want an AC or DC motor. The AC motor is more expensive, but it is quieter and easier to maintain. The DC motor is less expensive and easier to install, but it will require more maintenance.

  1. Does your water ever have particulates in it?

If so, then it’s important that your pump has a filter built-in. Otherwise, these particulates could damage the motor over time and reduce the lifespan of your equipment.

Final Thoughts

After reading this guide, you should have a better understanding of the key considerations when choosing a submersible water pump. If you’re still unsure of what you need in a pump, we’d be happy to help you find the right pump for your needs.

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