Pump Selection Guide & Helpful General information
Below are several links to valuable information for our valued Mum & Dad gardeners, New Home Builders, Plumbers and even more in-depth detail for our technically savvy friends.
We offer a simple Pump Selection Guide covering such things as your Requirements, Water Source, and If Pumping from a Bore. We also cover Power Supply, Auto Press Control or basic Transfer Pump, and detail for the pump’s particular Application.
Further we respectfully ask questions to assist & prompt you as to:
- What do you want the Pump for ?
- Where does the Water come from ?
- Is it Single Phase or Three Phase power requirements ?
- Will you need a Pressure Switch – Auto Pressure Control ?
- If the Pump is for a commercial application will you need a Variable Speed Drive ?
This next particular Info Sheet attached will cover information in general outlining Average Water Requirements, Suction Lift, and Friction Loss & Conversion Information etc. Click here
We strongly suggest you work out the performance requirements and offerings from various Pumps on offer – no two Pumps are quite the same in a range – brand to brand YES but not the same in a given range of brands. Pumps will “ look the same “ but between models in the range, pumps will move more or less Litres per Minute and at a Higher or Lower Head. To understand the concept of “Head”, please read more about Head with some detailed illustrations.
Again for our Pseudo & Frustrated Technically Savvy Hydraulic Engineers we have a wonderful chart outlining Friction Loss for various sizes of PVC Pipes, Poly Pipes and Rubber Hoses- it makes for interesting reading if you are that way inclined.