There are certain things a household can’t do without, and by this I’m not just referring to furniture, but the essential tools as well. An Australian household in particular has the need of water pumps, simply because we’ve already had our share of water shortages due to droughts and already know how to prepare for such alarming situations, something California has asked our help for. We’re no strangers to flooding either, considering the might of Cyclone Debbie that swept our east coast, and pumps are the bare necessity to be able to combat both emergency situations.
Though they all move fluids from one place to another, they’re not all created equal and the choices of water pumps AU shops and suppliers have in store are vast, from transfer and submersible, heavy duty and high flow irrigation, to trash pumps, working with diesel, oil or solar power. Of course, the pumps we all need differ, based on the amount of water that has to be transferred and the number of persons in a household which is why there’s a variety of pumps, different in sizes, shapes and operation, and this makes it important that we are equipped with some basic knowledge on the types there are before doing the purchase. What you have to know primarily is whether the water is clear or it has debris because even the slightest bit of debris can cause trouble to a clear-water operating pump.
While trash and semi-trash pumps are perfect when moving water that contains debris, even up to two inches like leaves and twigs, clear-water pumps like the transfer and fire fighting pumps can get damaged in the case of debris as the bypass, tubes, hoses and nozzles can get blocked, resulting in no delivery of fuel. When it comes to fire fighting, these pumps are meant to use up water from various sources, in the likes of tanks and pools, and since they work with great pressure, they make for an ideal spray irrigation tool, something you can also use for your gardening chores. Other water pumps AU stores can provide you with are submersible, which can be fully immersed in water thanks to a water tight compartment housing, and transfer pumps that are non-submersible and can boost pressure when it’s inadequate while transferring water.
Not to forget to mention, there are certain factors to have in mind when going water pump shopping apart from knowing the pump choices, such as power, capacity, and materials. Power is measured in horsepower, whereas capacity in gallons per minute or per hour, indicating the amount of water that the pump can move. Materials you can expect to find them made of are stainless steel, cast iron, and sheet metal among others, so you can be sure they’re made to last.