Why do I need а booster pump?

The question “bad water pressure – what to do”, is familiar to many owners, both apartments and private houses – the water is in fact one, and the water in the pipeline very often does not rise normally above the level of the first floor. Accordingly, hence the difficulty of taking a shower, using the washing machine, gas pump, dishwasher.

booster pumpHere to help comes a booster pump. Its task is to increase the level of water supply systems of residential and any industrial buildings. It also applies to high-rise buildings, which are located on the heights. For the booster pump, it is very important where it is located. The fact is that the flow sensor is triggered to turn on the unit only if water is moving through the pump (and through the sensor, of course). For example, the tank with water to be supplied to the first or second floor is in the basement (note, this requires another pumping unit in the system, which will ensure the rise of water through the pipes). The booster unit must be installed on the pipe directly in front of the extraction points so that it can switch on in case of insufficient head and provide water to all consumers.

 Booster water pumps are used in various places: for irrigating fields, for wells, for houses or in industrial areas such as construction sites.

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The principle of the domestic vacuum pump for pumping water is based on the displacement process.The booster pump is a centrifugal pump that maintains a constant pressure in the water supply.

electrically driven booster pumpThe booster water pump is manually activated or on demand.

The manual activation of the booster pump requires the switch to be on/off.

The on-demand system works automatically. It monitors water flow and automatically activates when water pressure is low. The water booster pump uses impellers to draw water. Booster pumps use one or more impellers in an assembly to operate.

mechanical booster pumpAdvantages of a booster water pump:

  1. Reduced footprint due to the small size of the structure;
  2. Low cost of building solid foundations;
  3. Cost savings in piping and installation work;
  4. Sealless design, so it does not require special additional maintenance;
  5. Such a pumping station can operate in a flooded room because the pump is sealed;
  6. Noiseless operation.

According to the principle of operation, pumps are divided into:

  • electrically driven booster pump;
  • mechanical;

For indoor use, an electric water pump is recommended because fuel-powered pumps can produce smoke during operation. The manual pump is the cheapest and easiest option.

Booster units are a great option for pumping water. A large variety of models allows you to choose exactly the option that is suitable for your well or private home. In order to choose the right design, you should first of all pay attention to the quality of the factory assembly, and its functional features.