The initial considerations revolve around purchasing a water pump for your Springwood business or residence, followed things to consider when using a water pump.
Flow rate is a crucial factor when buying a pump. In general, a flow rate of between 100 – 200 litres per minute is suitable for home use, while a pump with a flow rate of over 2500 litres per minute is suitable for work sites, farms etc.
If you are buying a pump for your home, it is important to note that water is often stored in a tank. The water in the tank is pumped through and the flow rate is the amount of time it takes to pump a certain amount of water.
Inlet size is a very important consideration when choosing a pump. Many pumps are available in a range of inlet sizes to suit all applications, some pumps can operate in reverse, and some can handle a range of inlet sizes.
Centrifugal pumps are also available in a wide range of sizes. Pumps that are large are often more robust and have a longer life but are more expensive.
The cost of the pump is a major consideration, as is the pump life. You need to research and compare the pumps available to find which one offers the best value for money.
Once you have your water pump, you need to learn as much as you can about how to operate it safely. Water pumps can be dangerous if not operated properly.
The first thing to consider is the pump manual. Every pump manufacturer has their own manual which can be downloaded or purchased from us. Understanding these manuals is essential to the safe operation of the pump.
Never run a pump that is too hot. If the pump gets too hot, turn it off at once, and allow time for it to cool. Consult the owner’s manual before restarting.
It is important to keep water pumps at least 1 metre away from walls and other equipment. This allows the pump to adequately ventilate, ensuring the pump does not become a fire hazard.
Always check that the safety guards are in place when operating your water pump.
You should not use pumps in an environment where there is a danger of an explosion or a fire. This is the case with chemicals, flammable liquids and gases, and explosives.
Children should not be allowed to play with water pumps, they are not toys.
Walker Environmental is a family-owned business based in the Logan area that provides replacement water pumps and also provides affordable servicing.
We are located at 35 Logan Parade, Logan Reserve QLD 4133 and service all Brisbane, Logan, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich and Toowoomba Suburbs.