Submersible Pump Hire,
How To Choose The right One
Ground Support Systems takes pride in offering a wide range of submersible pumps from industry-leading brands. Their extensive selection includes many types of sub or sump pumps split into typical categories such as 2", 3", and 4" electric water pumps, available in both standard and high head options. These pumps control water levels in different situations, like construction sites or flood-prone areas, focusing on efficiency and reliability.
- Single 240v or three-phase available
- High head options available from greater operating depths*
- Flow rates ranging from 1 L/s up to 40+ L/s *
- High wear resistance designs
- Slim designs allow the pumps to be placed in confined spaces.
- Multiple applications across a wide range of industries.
- Perfect for a construction site or civil sump pumping.
* Certain models will be subject to state availability.
What are submersible pumps used for?
Submersible water pumps or sump pumps are used for various applications where water needs to be drained or moved. They are designed to operate while fully submerged in fluid, hence the name "submerged pump or submersible." Some common uses include:
How to choose the correct submersible
Water drain pumps are commonly ideal for draining flooded areas from basements, crawlspaces, and construction sites. They are effective in removing excess water and preventing flooding.
Used in agricultural settings for irrigation purposes. They can efficiently water gardens, lawns, and crops by pumping water from a water source, such as a well or a reservoir.
3. Sewage and wastewater management:
When a dirty water pump is needed, dirty water submersible pumps can be used in sewage and wastewater management systems. They can handle the transfer of sewage and wastewater from residential, commercial, and industrial areas to treatment plants or disposal sites.
4. Fountain and pond maintenance:
Another application through the use of electric water pump with a float switch, another form of a sub pump is the use in fountains and ponds to circulate and aerate the water. They help maintain water quality and prevent stagnation and can operate based on surrounding water levels through the use of a inbuilt float switch.
5. Deep well pumping:
To narrow down your search, you can consider the following factors:
The type of pump you need
There are many different types of electric water pumps, each designed for a specific application. For example, stormwater sump pumps are used to remove water from basements and crawlspaces, while irrigation pumps are used to water gardens and lawns.
The flow rate and head
The flow rate is the amount of water that the pump can move per unit of time. The head is the height that the pump can lift water. You will need to choose a pump with a flow rate and head that are sufficient for your needs.
Submersible pumps are typically made of cast iron, stainless steel, or plastic. Cast iron pumps are the most durable, but they are also the heaviest. Stainless steel pumps are less durable, but they are lighter and more corrosion-resistant. Plastic pumps are the least durable, but they are also the lightest and least expensive.
A submersible or sump pump can range in price from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars, therefor making hire the more cost effective option for short term or emergency projects. The final price will depend on the size, type, and materials of the pump.
What distinguishes a sump pump from a submersible pump?
In contrast to pedestal sump pumps, submersible sump pumps operate while fully immersed underwater, requiring placement in a deeper sump pit. When considering the benefits of pedestal versus submersible sump pumps, it's worth noting that submersible pumps are engineered for reduced noise levels, as they operate beneath the water's surface
What is causing my water pump to not function?
Several factors could be at play when a sub pump fails to operate. One of the potential reasons is an insufficient or restricted fluid supply to the pump's inlet. This can result in the following issues: Pump Cavitation and Motor Noise: Due to the lack of proper fluid supply. Excessive Friction or Discharge Piping Blockages. Mismatched Flow Rate/Head Ratio. To address these potential problems and restore the unit's functionality, it's essential to speak with an expert.
Submersible pumps are not meant to operate dry, as they require immersion in fluid for cooling, lubrication, and proper functioning. Running a pump without adequate fluid can result in overheating, seal damage, cavitation, increased noise and vibration, and reduced performance. To maintain the pump's efficiency and longevity, it's crucial to ensure it remains submerged in fluid during operation or use units with safeguards against dry operation.
* Actual flowrates are subject to operated head pressure and on-site conditions such as ground elevation and discharge length
12v Submersible Water Pumps
- Rated Flow = 35 (Max 70) L/min*
- Rated & Max Head = 3.2m & 7m
- 28.2cm L x 16.4cm W (3.6 Kg)
Small Submersible Pumps
- Flowrates = Up to 800 L/min*
- Head = Up to 24m
- Average weight range 20 to 40 Kg
Large Submersible Pumps
- Flowrates = Up to 2,400 L/min*
- Head = Up to 30m
- Average weight range up to 50 Kg