When is Booster Pump Installation the Answer to Water Pressure and Flow Issues?

Do you experience that the water flow in your house, building, or business operations is low? If so, booster pump installation is the answer. How do you know that the water pressure is insufficient? If you open a tap and the water flows slowly or water simply trickles from the shower head instead of flowing at a reasonable force and rate, then the water pressure is too low.

The problem can be solved by having the water pumped from the borehole to an elevated water tank or through the installation of a booster pump. For the purpose of this article, we discuss how booster pump installations work and help to ensure sufficient pressure and flow.

What Is the Purpose of The Booster Pump?

Installation of such a unit helps to give the water pressure a boost. This helps to get the water pressure at a level that is sufficient for the particular plumbing system and water flow needs.

Several Factors Affect Water Pressure, Including:

  • Gravity
  • Distance from the source to the place of delivery
  • Pipeline diameter
  • Plumbing system
  • General water pressure available from the main town supply

Gravity can either help to increase flow or slow it down. Keep in mind that water also has weight. When the water must be pumped several storeys up or must travel uphill from the borehole to the water tank of the house, it loses pressure. Booster pump installation is necessary to generate sufficient pressure to get the water to the delivery points and provide for enough pressure for the intended use.

The distance from the water source in addition to the diameter of the pipes makes a significant difference in the water pressure. Pipes with excessively small diameters mean the volume of water that can flow is significantly reduced. With large diameter pipes, more water can flow at a given moment, but the pressure must be high enough.

Plumbing issues, such as leaks in the system or clogging can cause a drop in pressure. Added water treatment or other types of systems connected to the water supply can also affect flow rate and pressure.

Components of the unit include the motor, inlet, outlet, impellers, and the pressure sensor. The water comes through the inlet and is moved by the impeller system to the outlet. The motor is what causes the spinning of the impeller. The water is forced to flow faster because the pressure is increased. Such a system can also be installed to create pressure for water flow from the storage tank to the taps in the house or for the irrigation system.

The type of booster pump and installation location are determined by factors, such as:

  • How much pressure is needed
  • Water source location
  • Desired flow rate
  • Water treatment systems added to the plumbing, such as reverse osmosis or filter systems
  • Size of the property and number of taps or service points

A single impeller pump is best-suited for use where the end supply is close to the water source. If the water must travel far, then a unit with multiple impellers is required. Various factors must be considered regarding the location of the pump installation, best discussed with our technical team.

In Conclusion

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