Water Pump Guide

 

A Water Pump is described as a machine used to increase the pressure of water in order to move it from one point to another. With the wet weather we are used to in the UK the need for water pumps is becoming more frequent and more apparent, whether this be for dewatering the grounds on site or to help reduce flooding by reducing the water levels before rain falls, the demand is there. 

We sell various different models and ranges of Water Pump and it's important that you have the right unit for the work at hand. Take a look at the options available and let us help you be confident you are purchasing the Water Pump you need.

Centrifugal Pump


A centrifugal pump consists of one or more rotating impellers.  As these impellors spin it creates a centrifugal force. As a result, a pressure difference occurs, which draws water in through the inlet of the pump, and pushes it under pressure out of the outlet. With this force equating to pressure and flow rate of the water, centrifugal pumps are of capable of moving more water than any other range of pump. Powered by a petrol or diesel engine, these water pumps are designed to be used outside and out of the water. All variations of this pump have an inlet pipe and an outlet pipe. Centrifugal pumps need to be primed before use and shouldn't be ran without water.

USES • Commercial • Industrial • Domestic • Clean Water

ADVANTAGES • Manuevarable • Petrol or Diesel Powered • Higher Flow Rate 

ADDITIONAL ITEMS NEEDED: • Suction Hose • Layflat Delivery Hose • Fuel and Oil • Strainer

Submersible Pump


A submersible pump use a sealed electric motor, to convert electrical energy into kinetic energy. The internal motor spins at high speed, and similar to a centrifugal pump, has an impeller attached to the end of it on a shaft. As the impellor spins it creates a centrifugal force. As a result, a pressure difference occurs, which draws water in through the inlet of the pump, and pushes it under pressure out of the outlet. Unlike centrifugal pumps, a submersible pump is designed to be used fully submerged in water. Due to this they do not need to be primed and are extremely simple/reliable to use. All submersible pumps have an outlet which can be connected to layflat delivery hose to direct the water in the direction you need it to go. Automatic float switches can also be fitted to switch the pumps on and off.

USES • Commercial • Industrial • Domestic • Clean or Dirty Water (Pump Dependant)

ADVANTAGES • Manuevarable • Electric Powered • Easy To Use • Can be Fully Submerged in Water.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS NEEDED:  • Layflat Delivery Hose • 110V Transformer 

Trash Pump


Trash Pumps are centrifugal pumps which are made to handle debris and solids such as leaves, stones, and twigs. With larger impeller veins and pump housing, trash pumps can pass solids like those mentioned above. The pump does not grind these up as they enter the impeller, but leaves them intact and ejects them through the outlet.In the event the pump does get blocked, there are easy cleanouts, which you can open up by hand and remove any items too big. Trash pumps are powered by Petrol and Diesel engines and are designed to be used outside of water, they are ideal for use where the water being pumped isn't clean. 

USES • Commercial • Industrial • Domestic • Clean or Dirty Water

ADVANTAGES • Manuevarable • Petrol or Diesel Powered • High Flow Rate • Made to Deal With Levels of Solids and Debris

ADDITIONAL ITEMS NEEDED: • Suction Hose • Layflat Delivery Hose • Fuel and Oil • Strainer

Specialist Transfer Pumps


Specialist Transfer Pumps can come in various types including centrifugal or submersible pumps and are designed for a range of different uses. Some pumps are designed specifically for fuel, sea water, agressive liquids and oils. In a standard pump these materials could be corrosive and cause problems to the housings and/or seals, which is why it is important if a liquid or fluid other than clean water is being transfered that a specialist pump is used.

USES • Commercial • Industrial • Specialist Use  
 

ADVANTAGES • Designed for Specific Use

ADDITIONAL ITEMS NEEDED • Pump Dependant

Water Pump Sediment Filters

 

Water pump sediment filters will help to resolve dewatering challenges, avoiding fines or the high cost of vacuum tankers and jetting vehicles. With the range of Green Rhino Sediment Filters and a pump you have a dewatering solution you can deploy within minutes. These filters are constructed from a layered system of nylon monofilament for capturing sediment particles down to 150µm, and a PVC nylon outer sleeve tested for tensile strength and durability, this rugged filter sock is built to handle repeated use in harsh conditions. 

Water Pump Accessories

 

Water pumps need additional accessories such as layflat delivery hose and suction hose dependant on the type of pump. We sell a range of different accessories to help with the various applications and circumstances a water pump can be used.

If you are still unsure as to which type of Water Pump you might need then head on over to our Contact Us page for techincal help and assistance.

We have been supplying Water Pumps for many years and our staff have extensive water pump and replacement spare parts knowledge to help you choose the right unit for your needs. We can answer any queries you may have related to either the water pump, replacement spare parts, service, repair and warranty work if required.

Since 1951 our staff have provided a first-class customer service and have been sharing their many years of product knowledge with customers - Buy your WATER PUMPS from Seddons. 

Seddons are - Tried. Tested. Trusted.