October 12, 2021
For plumbers, builders and labourers, or owners of farms and rural homes, one of the most useful pieces of kit to have in the toolbox is a submersible water pump.
For plumbers, builders and labourers, or owners of farms and rural homes, one of the most useful pieces of kit to have in the toolbox is a submersible water pump. You may use it every day or once a year, but when you need it, it’s a relief to know it’s ready to go.
In a nutshell, submersible water pumps are designed to operate while fully submerged in a salt or freshwater tank or pit. Now, while water and electricity absolutely don’t mix, it’s good to know that a submersible pump’s motor is hermetically sealed against leaks.
Submersible pumps push fluids such as water or sewerage to the surface, instead of pulling them, making them significantly more efficient and less power-hungry than self-priming or jet pumps.
The pump must be completely submerged for it to work. In automatically operated submersible pumps, the construction includes a float switch that indicates when the water level becomes too low, upon which pumping will stop. In manually operated pumps, the operator is responsible for running the pumps at appropriate levels.
Having the right tool for the job at hand when the need arises can never be underestimated. A submersible water pump is an extremely convenient tool to pump excess water from flooded work sites and basements, to clear slurries on construction sites, and to pump out sewerage and septic tanks.
On rural properties, submersible pumps are used to drill water from bores and springs for irrigation purposes and to pump water from dams and rainwater tanks.
When you need to clear a site of clean or dirty water, it’s helpful to have ready access to an effective, efficient and safe tool. Submersible pumps are ideal for emptying ponds, sumps, pits, water tanks and pools. Owning one means it’s always ready to be put to work at a moment’s notice at any time of the day or night, any day of the year, and not having to source one from a hire organisation.
With its compact footprint, a submersible pump doesn’t take up much room on the back of a truck or ute and can be transported with ease. No skills are required for operation, as long as the operator remembers to ensure the pump is fully submerged.
If your work – or home or property – could be subject to heavy rains or flooding, or if working with bodies of water is part of your daily activities, a submersible water pump can either come in handy, or be absolutely vital.
Submersible water pumps are not affected by pump cavitation as they’re not subject to variations in elevation. They’re not as vulnerable to mechanical failure since the motor is completely sealed inside and protected from water. They are also far less subject to wear and tear and vibrate much less than other pump types.
A submersible vortex water pump is a high-flow, heavy duty pump for use with dirty water applications. Being clog-resistant, it is particularly ideal for emptying ponds, sumps, pits and pools with solids. Its impeller is recessed and energy is generated in the fluid surrounding it, in what amounts to a two-stage pumping system. A vortex action is created which moves a clear liquid or suspension through the outlet with centrifugal force.
In a case of out of sight, out of mind, submersible pumps do their job without being intrusive, but this can be a double-edged sword. It’s important to maintain a routine whereby the pump is inspected on a regular basis and checked for water leaks and corrosion. All electrical cables, seals and valves should be examined regularly and a technician consulted if the pump’s integrity appears to be less than optimal.
Submersible pumps should always be operated fully submerged to avoid overheating.
Bromic’s Waterboy Submersible Water Pumps are designed to offer complete solutions for the effective management of dirty or clean water.
Bromic offers a range of submersible pumps – including vortex pumps – to suit different purposes. Each is protected by a 2-year warranty.
If you’re not sure which model of submersible water pump would be suitable for your application, get in touch with Bromic today to discuss your requirements.
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