Different Types Of Domestic Water Pumps

Different Types Of Domestic Water Pumps

Domestic water pumps are used to draw water for domestic purposes and supply water to households at a lower force. However, despite how vital domestic water pumps are, most homeowners do not know much about them. Thus, to give homeowners a better idea of the different types of domestic water pumps, we have compiled some useful facts about them. 

Shallow well pumps

  • Shallow well pumps are easy to install and maintain.
  • These pumps are used in rural areas to draw water from shallow wells.
  • They have a suction height of up to 8 meters, which enables high suction performance.

Self-priming regenerative pumps

  • Self-filling regenerative pumps have blades rotating inside the pump, so the water recirculates back to the impeller base instead of draining.
  • Re-priming helps the pump remove air from the pipes, which makes it ideal for use in pipelines.
  • They do not need an additional foot valve, thanks to their recirculation mechanism.

Submersible pumps

  • Submersible pumps have a hidden motor and are submerged underwater or pumped liquid.
  • These pumps are very efficient and are primarily used in wells.
  • After they are immersed in water, these pumps do not need priming.
  • Since they are quiet, these pumps do not require cavitation.
  • Water pressure prevents the engine from overheating and reduces energy consumption.
  • There are two types of submersible pumps – submersible pumps with tubes that are suitable for wells and submersible pumps with open wells.

Centrifugal pumps

  • Centrifugal pumps offer high efficiency.
  • They use centrifugal force to transport water and are operated by an electric motor.
  • These pumps use one or more rotors.
  • They have high discharge rates and can easily handle a substantial amount of liquid flow.
  • They can efficiently pump low viscosity liquids. The thicker the viscosity of the fluid being pumped, the lower the pump’s utility and higher the energy consumption.
  • They can be used to store clean water that is free of chemicals and solid contaminants.
  • They are ideal for supplying water to homes and lawn sprinklers, filling swimming pools, irrigating small areas, emptying wells and tanks, etc.
  • The pump needs to be supported by a foot valve and the correct impeller type.

Borewell compressor pumps

  • Borewell pumps are durable and consume little energy.
  • These pumps are designed to pump water from wells that are as deep as 600 feet.
  • Air pressure is used to pump up the water, which is supplied periodically.
  • They do not need to be supported by a foot valve.
  • These pumps are divided into two categories: monoblock and belt-driven.

Pressure booster pumps

  • Hydrophore pumps are primarily used in homes to increase the pressure of the water supply.
  • Different pumps use different pressure levels, so choose the right one as too much pressure can damage the hydraulic system.
  • Although easy to install, they are comprehensive devices made up of a pump, motor, valves, and sensor for maximum comfort.
  • These pumps are installed in areas of very low water pressure.
  • They should be stored in places where they are not exposed to freezing temperatures.
  • A pressure tank equipped with this pump can maintain a constant water pressure through all the pipes.

If you still do not understand where, how, or why these pumps are installed, do not fret. Let the professionals identify if you require them or not. Get your free estimate for pump installation in Winnetka, IL, or contact us for more information about the services we offer at Bill’s Plumbing & Sewer Inc.


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