If you are thinking about installing a water tank on your property, you may be wondering about water tank pumps. This article provides a guide to water tank pumps. Read on to discover more.
1. What is a water pump?
A water pump is a machine that moves water from one level to another. Water pumps are used in various applications, including irrigation and rainwater harvesting. The purpose of a water pump is to take the pressure from the source and put it on the delivery side, which could be underground pipes, above-ground pipes or tanks. A hydropneumatic or hydro-vacuum type of powered well can also use a submersible water pump for drawing sub-surface groundwater into an above-ground storage tank.
2. How does a water pump work?
An electric water pump is used to move water from one place to another by converting electrical energy into mechanical energy. A typical submersible pump works by drawing water into an inlet pipe using the motor's impeller blades that are shaped like an egg beater. The inlet pipe channels the water to the motor shaft and extends down to the bottom of the well. As the shaft turns, it pumps up and out through an outlet pipe and into your delivery system or tank.
3. How do you choose a pump?
You typically need to decide whether your application requires an air-cooled or submersible pump when selecting your equipment. This decision depends on how much energy is used and what kind of system you are building. Air-cooled pumps are more efficient but are not as durable as submersible pumps. Submerged pumps are more efficient, but are limited to sub-surface applications.
4. How do you install the water pump?
It's best to choose and install your equipment with professional assistance from a qualified contractor and/or licensed plumber. The wrong choice could cost you money or cause damage to your water system or appliances. Work carefully when installing any equipment in your water systems to avoid accidents or other unexpected problems. Ask contractors and plumbers for manual installation instructions and for tips on how to maintain your equipment over time.
If you would like to find out more, contact a plumber today. They will be happy to provide all the help and advice you need. Once you have decided on the correct type of equipment, a plumber can assist you with the installation of a water tank pump.