How To Choose A Water Pump For Your Home
In many areas, a residential water pump is necessary at home to have a steady flow of water for domestic purposes. Whether you need a good pressure for a shower, getting water from a borewell, or even watering a lawn, a home water pump can make it happen. But with so many types of domestic water pumps available, it can be difficult to decide which will be the best water pump for your needs.
Let’s discuss how you can choose domestic pumps and what factors you might need to consider.
Decide the Type of Pump You Need
The type of pump you go with depends on where the water supply will be coming from and what kind of output you need. These are the main types of water pumps:
Submersible Pumps – These can be completely submerged in the water of a borewell or an open well.
Compressor Pumps – These are used to move the water where water yield is less and can be used even in loose soil areas.
Self-Priming Regenerative Pumps – Similar to centrifugal pumps, these are also used to lift the water but do not require priming. They can be used for lifting water from a ground tank to an overhead tank.
Centrifugal Jet Pumps – These provide a steady and strong flow of water with the water coming from underground. Depending on the depth, you can get a centrifugal deep well jet or a shallow well jet pump. These pumps can lift water from > 25 Feet depth.
Inline Circulation Pumps – These pumps are used to circulate hot or cold water within the household. They are generally installed with a water heater to deliver hot water to different parts of the house.
Booster Pumps – When a pressurised flow of water is required, for example in lawns or bathrooms, this type of pump is used.
Check the Specifications
Once you have decided the type of pump you want to buy, you will have to look at the specifications. This is an equally important part as your home water pump should be capable of getting a sufficient amount of water with the pressure that you require. Here are some of the specifications you should look at and what they mean:
Discharge Rate – Also known as the flow rate, this is measured in litres per minute (LPM). This will be the amount of water that is pumped within a specific time. The higher it is, the quicker it pumps. A range of 100-200 LPM is usually sufficient for a household.
Head Range – Head here refers to the discharge head – the vertical distance that you will be pumping the water. The head range should fall within this distance for the water pump to pump water effectively. This is measured in meters (m).
Power – This is the amount of electrical power that will be consumed by the pump when in use and it can be measured in kilowatt (kW) and horsepower (HP). This ranges for 0.5-1.5 HP for most pumps with some like inline circulation pump requiring as little as 0.16 HP. This will vary depending on the other specifications of the pump but generally as the amount of water pumped and head range increased, so does the power.
Check the Pump Warranty
You should also check the warranty available when you buy a domestic water pump. Since they have a motor and their construction can be complex, if something goes wrong with your water pump, you should be able to get in touch with a professional who can help you. All Crompton domestic pumps come with a warranty of 12 months. We also have service centres in all states and you can contact our support if you run into any problems with our domestic pumps.
You can find all these types of pumps from Crompton. Our water pumps have not only been designed with these needs in mind but also to be more durable and deliver a steadfast performance with low power consumption. Explore our full range of domestic pumps here.