About Utility Pumps
Having a Utility pump around the house can save you a lot of time and money when water problems arise. Utility pumps are multi-purpose pumps that typically are used in the transfer of water from one location to another, or can be used universally to remove water where needed. There are several types of utility pump designs based on the purpose:
Non-Submersible Utility Pumps: The non-submersible style pumps are most commonly used for water transfer from one location to another without the requirement of having the pump submersed.
Submersible Utility Pumps: The more common type of utility pump, available in several sizes and power levels based on the project. Some uses for a submersible utility pump are pool and spa drainage, waterfall operation, or sump drainage. The oil free design of these models makes them ideal in situations where a fish safe pump must be used (waterfalls and waterscapes).
Utility pumps are an economical way to add extra touches to your landscaping and backyard. The heavy duty thermoplastic cases usually used for these pumps provides a rugged exterior that will withstand outdoor weather shifts, without leaching oils or other lubricants into the water system . Pool and spa waterfalls, misting systems, and water currents are all possible by use of a good utility pump.
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How to Select
How to shop for Utility Pumps
There are some circumstances that demand a particular pump for the job. Utility pumps generally refer to equipment that is used to remove water from a faucet, a drain, an overflown basin or a place where water has accumulated unnecessarily.
A Utility pump can help remove water from one place to a more convenient place, such as a drain or a sewage line. There may be instances in your house when due to certain circumstances; water accumulates in an unwanted area, maybe due to rainfall, leakage or your house being below water level. These are the times when one looks for a means to remove water and a utility pump is the best solution to the problem.
Westside Wholesale stock utility pumps that are versatile and adaptable to many situations, however consideration must be given to a number of factors before selecting the most appropriate pump for your needs:
- Type. There are two main types of utility pumps named as submersible and non-submersible. A submersible utility pump is an integrated design that allows the entire pump to be placed inside sealed housing. This allows these pumps to be used for deep extraction and can be used for a larger purpose. A submersible utility pump is designed for large projects and is not suitable for small tasks that require less pumping; a non-submersible pump can do that trick. A non-submersible pump tends to use hoses to move water from one area to another, and is not immersed itself in water. Household tasks can be easily accomplished with its use.
- Power Supply. Pumps come in various sizes and the choice depends upon the desired function. A utility pump can be run using a gasoline engine, via mains electricity or it can be operated manually. Pumps can be portable or permanently installed, some are meant for temporary use while others have a specific purpose on a regular basis. Installation and use of a pump depends entirely on the needs and requirements of a user. The versatility of these pumps lets users have a wide range of options.
- Operational mode. Utility pumps have a lot of features such as speed selection capability, dry selection modes or self-priming. These features enhance the capability of the pump and help users to get the best results. The pumps also have battery backups, grinding mechanisms, thermal overload protection, explosion proof mechanisms and much more.
Westside Wholesale stock pumps from Flotec and Barnes and the online experts can aid in any selection.