Basic Facts About Pumps
We carry surface pumps and submersible pumps. Here are some basic facts:
SUBMERSIBLE OR WELL PUMPS:
There are two types of submersible pumps--Diaphragm and Helical Rotor/Centrifugal.
Diaphragm pumps are cheaper, but require maintenance every two to four years and are generally not as powerful.
|Tips from our Pump Expert:
• Grundfos SQ Flex and Lorentz PS pumps are primarily to go into a well casing 4" in diameter and can pump up to 500 feet total vertical lift.
• The Shurflow 9300 is a well pump also, with a more economic price tag, but notorious for needing repairs.
• Our surface pumps are designed to pump from a shallow source such as a pond or river, however need filtration as they can be sensitive. These pumps can also be utilized to pump from a holding tank into the water system of a house including a pressure tank.
• And, finally our Shurflow small 12v pumps accept a threaded fitting and can pump from a bucket, barrell, stock tank etc. with ease. BE SURE TO GET A DIAPHRAGM KIT AND BE PREPARED FOR OCCASIONAL MAINTENANCE.
FOR YOUR HOME:
Our submersible pumps will not provide enough pressure for water home usage. You almost always need to pump into a holding tank. If a pressure system is needed for a home, you need a booster pump and a pressure tank going from the holding tank.
A centrifugal pump is a rotodynamic pump that uses a rotating impeller to increase the pressure and flow rate of a fluid. Centrifugal pumps are the most common type of pump used to move liquids through a piping system. The fluid enters the pump impeller along or near to the rotating axis and is accelerated by the impeller, flowing radially outward or axially into a diffuser or volute chamber, from where it exits into the downstream piping system. Centrifugal pumps are typically used for large discharge through smaller heads.