Situations Where A Water Pump Is Used In A Home
You might want to improve the water pressure in your house or empty the pool. In these situations, a water pump can help.
Improve Water Pressure
A water pump can improve the pressure you get when you turn on your taps or take a shower. A booster pump is installed on the mainline where the water enters your property so that the water runs in and out of the pump before it reaches the taps and the shower. The pump has a mechanism that propels the water out more forcefully than it enters. This will increase pressure as the water is pushed into the pipes, which have a set diameter.
Many homes will already have a pump installed, but you can upgrade it to a different model if the water pressure is weak. If you have a larger house with more water outlets or a two-storey home, the pump will need to be more powerful. Often, you will notice that the taps on the upper floor or the ones furthest away from the pump will have the lowest pressure. This is due in part to the friction caused by the water running further along the pipes to get to those outlets. You can fit a pump that will provide constant pressure regardless of how much water is in use. These models have a sensor that monitors and regulates the pressure.
You don't have to worry that the quality of the drinking water is compromised, as many pumps comply with stringent Australian standards. Thus, they don't leach any metals or contaminants into the water or change its quality or taste.
Pump Water from a Rainwater Tank
A water pump can also be used to move water from another source, such as a rainwater tank, into your plumbing system. Some pumps have an inbuilt control mechanism to use water from the tanks for the laundry and toilet rather than from the main water supply, which will save you money on your water bill. This mechanism will sense when the water tank is empty and switch to the main water line.
Move Water from a Pool
If you have a swimming pool, you might need to replace the water at some point, so you need the means to move it. To do this, you could use a water transfer pump that you can submerge in the pool. The outlet hose needs to carry the water to the correct place, where wastewater goes. Check with the pump supplier on how to do this. Typically, pool water has chemicals and may be chlorinated, which is why it shouldn't be emptied into a stormwater drain.
Contact a supplier to learn more about water pumps, such as Davey water pumps.