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Basic Facts About Pumps

We carry surface pumps and submersible pumps. Here are some basic facts:


There are two types of submersible pumps--Diaphragm and Helical Rotor/Centrifugal.

Diaphragm Pumps:
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.


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 aCentirnd 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.


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