Buying Guide for a Water Tank Pump

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Smart homeowners always try to make the most out of every situation. When the rainy season begins, they will want to collect rainwater and store it in water storage tanks for future use. But collecting the water is only the first step. Homeowners will also need to look for a way to move the precious drops from the water storage tank to the various faucet points around the house, and that is a job that a water tank pump is specifically designed to do.

If you are shopping around for a water tank pump for your rainwater harvesting system, you will need to purchase a product that suits your particular application. Here is a rundown of some top factors you will need to deliberate upon before making a choice.

Fuel type

Water tank pumps run on different types of fuel. Some use electricity while others are gas-powered. The type of fuel available in your home can actually determine which type of water pump you should install. But generally speaking, electric-powered pumps are ideal for indoor use while their gas-powered counterparts are best suited for outdoor use because they produce harmful carbon gas emissions. It is also worth noting that electric-powered water pumps are, in general, less powerful compared to the gas-powered models, though the former require less maintenance.

How far the water storage tank is from the house

The distance between your water storage tank and your house can influence the type of water tank pump you will need to use. If your tank is installed far away from the home, you will most likely require a powerful pump that can move the water all the way from the tank to the various faucet points within the home. In this case, you may need to go for a gas-powered pump. On the other hand, if the distance between your tank and your home is relatively short, an electric-powered pump may work just fine.

Required water pressure

How much water pressure will you need in your home? The flow rate for water pumps is usually measured in litres per minute – abbreviated as LPM. When selecting an appropriate LPM, be sure to factor in the total water pressure you will need when you have multiple faucets operating simultaneously. Therefore, if you are going to keep the faucets in the bathroom, laundry room, and the kitchen all running at the same time, you will need a pump whose maximum LPM is equal to or greater than the sum of the desired water pressure for all those faucet points, for example.

For more information about water pumps, such as Grandfos pumps, contact a water pump supply company.


14 April 2017

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