Water pumps or water filtration systems are great for clearing areas from unwanted water. There are two main types of water pump, a submersible pump and centrifugal pumps. This blog will be looking at the main uses for each type of pump and which one would be best suited to your needs.

Submersible Pump

Submersible water pumps are suitable for pumping both dirty and clean water. Typical uses of a submersible pump include draining flood water and clearing water from basements, ponds or pools. Submersible pumps can move water quickly and efficiently, but they are better known for their exceptional durability. It is important that you make sure that the tank is the correct size for your job and that it is the correct type of pump before you purchase a pump. Once your pump is running it is crucial that the pump doesn’t run dry during operation, as this can cause damage to the pump.

You can easily lower a submersible pump into a flooded area and drain any excess water, which makes them suitable when renovating older buildings or repairing damage to newer ones.

Centrifugal Pump

Centrifugal pumps can pump a wide range of clean and dirty water types by rotating the fluid around a wheel, also known as an impeller, which creates suction within the chamber. Centrifugal pumps are the most suitable choice of pump for pumping lower viscosity liquids at a higher flow rate. Generally, centrifugal pumps are suitable for transferring water for garden ponds, garden irrigation, emptying swimming pools, pumping slurry and the handling of residential, commercial and industrial seepage. Smaller centrifugal pumps can be connected to the garden hose and are suitable for homeowners, gardeners and boat owners whereas larger pumps are suitable transferring water that contains silt or sand from trenches on construction sites.

Centrifugal pumps are suited to both private and commercial applications. If you own a campsite or outdoor activity centre, centrifugal pumps are great for keeping your land free from water and allowing your business to continue to operate, even after heavy rain or flooding.

Landscapers may also find centrifugal pumps extremely useful. When redesigning areas of land, you may need to pump water into or out of a pond. Centrifugal pumps will allow you to quickly and easily drain ponds and pools or set up an irrigation system on your project.

We hope that our blog has helped you choose an appropriate water pump for your needs. You can view our range of submersible pumps here and our range of centrifugal pumps here. If you would like some more information on our range of water pumps, give our friendly sales team a call as they are always happy to help.