Booster Pumps for Sale and Why You Might Need One

Most city dwellers tend to take the fact that they have access to running water for granted and, only when something goes wrong does the true value of this facility really become apparent to them. Often, this awakening occurs when visiting a friend in another town or staying at a guest house when, upon entering the shower, one is met by a mere trickle from above. The problem is insufficient water pressure, and this can occur for a variety of reasons. In some cases, however, it may be necessary to install one of the booster pumps for sale at your nearest supplier.

There are, basically, five reasons why the water pressure of a domestic plumbing system may be inadequate. One of these is due to gravity. In a multi-storey hotel, a high-rise apartment block, or even a suburban duplex, water must be raised from ground level to reach taps, cisterns, and showerheads in the floors above. To do so requires an upward pressure greater than the downward pressure of gravity. When the pressure of the mains supply is not sufficient to achieve this, it is time to find a store that has booster pumps for sale.

Two other factors that can influence the flow of water in your home are its distance from the source and the internal bore of your pipes, both of which will affect the pressure of your supply. If you are at the end of a supply line or your inlet pipes are too small, this will cause a reduction in the flow of water to your home’s fixtures. In such cases, the remedy will, again, be found among the range of booster pumps for sale. Incidentally, in some areas, it may simply be that the pressure of the output from the local water plant is on the low side. This will affect all of the dwellings in that area and, in each case, the pressure will need to be boosted in the same manner.

Sometimes, the problem can be self-imposed. Filters and similar water treatment systems are popular, but can also result in reduced pressure and might necessitate the use of booster pumps. These are sometimes offered for sale at a hardware hypermarket, but might need to be purchased from a specialist supplier of pumping equipment. The latter is likely to be the better course of action, as you should be able to get informed guidance when making your choice and arrange for it to be professionally installed at the same time.

Before you start scouring the nearest industrial estate in search of booster pumps for sale, you might be well advised to first have your system checked out by a plumber. It may be that unclogging a pipe or two or an adjustment to a pressure-reducing valve could be enough to solve your problem. If it is not, however, be sure to purchase a unit that you can rely on to provide a sufficient boost and able to continue doing so for many years to come.

As a leading South African manufacturer of quality pumping equipment for sale to domestic and industrial users, Water Pump Group offers world-class single, double, and triple booster pump sets with variable speed drives – all ready to plug and play.