Understanding submersible pumps
Before you buy a submersible pump, make sure you know the facts about them first. Some are more powerful than others, some are more durable, and some are more energy efficient.
Submersible pumps can be used in a variety of situations. However, the most common use is to transfer water from one location to another. This may be at ground level or underneath the ground. Depending on how deep the water is, you can choose between a shallow well pump or a deep well pump.
Shallow and deep well pumps
Shallow well pumps are used to extract water from shallow aquifers where the water table is close to the surface and typically pump from a depth of about 12 metres. Deep well pumps are used to extract water from a depth of 30 to 90 metres.
Water is pulled through a submersible pump at a rate of about 230 litres per minute to move briny water to a deeper well.
Uses of submersible pumps
Submersible pumps are great to circulate water in a pond, adding oxygen to the water and preventing algae from forming. They can also be used to create a waterfall in your pond.
A submersible pump is a pump that can be fully submerged in water. A submersible pump pushes water to the surface by pulling water into the pump, where the rotation of the impeller pushes the water through the diffuser to the surface. The motor is hermetically sealed and close-coupled to the body of the pump.
The primary advantage of a submersible pump is that it never has to be primed, as it is already submerged in the fluid. Submersible pumps are exceptionally efficient because they don’t have to spend much energy moving water into the pump because water pressure pushes the water into a submersible pump.
Some submersible pumps can easily handle solids, while some are better for liquids only.
However, there are a few disadvantages of submersible pumps. For example, the seals can become corroded with time, allowing water to seep into the motor, requiring extensive repairs. Another disadvantage is that one pump does not fit all uses.
Single-stage pumps are ideal for most home and light industrial pumping.
Multiple stage pumps are used for anything underground, such as water wells or oil wells.
Submersible pumps must be fully submerged to prevent the pump from overheating.
How submersible pumps work
Submersible pumps are often used to pump water from a well. They are also used in ponds and waterfalls, as well as in agriculture and construction. The two significant types of submersible pumps are the centrifugal pump and the non-clog pump. A centrifugal pump is a type of pump whose primary purpose is to move water from one location to another. A non-clog pump moves water in the opposite direction.
Submersible pumps can be both horizontal and vertical pumps because they can technically move either water in the direction of flow or the opposite direction.
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