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9 Different Types of Submersible Pumps for Your Different Needs

Types of Submersible pumps

One of the most effective type of pumps to be used for drainage of rain water, or sewerage pumping or pumping out a pond is the submersible pump. These pumps have a variety of uses and prove to be quite helpful.

These pumps are can operate entirely submerged in water. Submersible pumps are more expensive and complex than shallow well pumps, but are often well worth the investment.

Let’s take a quick look at the various types of submersible pumps.

What exactly is a Submersible Pumps?

It is a mechanical device that transforms a fluid underground from a low-pressure to a high-pressure environment.

This pump’s key advantage is that it prevents cavitation in the pump’s components. A submersible pump, unlike jet pumps, pushes fluid to the surface, creating a vacuum by relying on atmospheric pressure. As a result, submersible pumps outperform jet pumps in terms of efficiency.

Submersible pumps, which are lowered into the groundwater, have grown quite popular in recent years. These submersible pumps come in a variety of styles, each with its unique set of features.

Types of Submersible pumps

Bladder Pumps

Bladder pump systems can be used when there is a requirement for high integrity samples with low flow rates and peristaltic pumping is not an option.

Bladder pump system uses controlled air pressure to direct water samples to the surface, using a submersible stainless steel pump and connected controller/compressor at the well surface.

Furthermore, the submersible pump’s use of a disposable polyethylene bladder ensures that air and water do not interact. As a result, a sample of excellent integrity is guaranteed.

Grinder Pumps

These pumps are also known as wastewater drainage machines. They are used to carry unclean water. It can be used to treat wastewater from bathtubs, toilets, and washing machines in the home. You can connect sewage pumps to holding tanks in residences via pipelines.

The pump will activate when the wastewater in the tank reaches a certain stage, grind the waste into an effective resolution, and then pump it into a central sewer system or septic tank. Large yards or basements can benefit from these pumps.

Deep Well Pumps

Deep well pumps are submersible pumps with a wide range of applications, including municipal applications. The body of these pumps can be attached to the motor to allow them to work underwater, and they are quite easy to maintain and repair.

The pump must be totally submerged in the water when the pump begins to work. These pumps are typically used to pump light acidity and freshwater.

Borehole Submersible Pumps

Borehole pumps are submersible pumps that are used to extract water or other liquids from boreholes.

A borehole is a narrow shaft dug vertically into the ground for a variety of purposes, including extracting petroleum, water, or other types of natural gas from deep underground.

The borehole is created using a drilling equipment that makes the borehole to particular dimensions so that the borehole pump can fit through it closely with nearly no gaps on the sides.

These pumps are composed of corrosion-resistant substances since they come into direct touch with soil minerals. You can use borehole pumps in a variety of applications, including irrigation, construction, mining, municipal water supply, and industry.

Dry Pit Submersible Pumps

Dry pit submersible pumps were created with the intention of being used in applications where the pump unit was submerged in liquid. Dry well stations with a distinct wet well and dry pump chamber are now using these submersible pumps. Dry pit submersible pumps have replaced the old centrifugal pumps.

Stainless Steel Submersible Pumps

Stainless steel pumps have a better appearance and function better than cast iron pumps. They are completely coated in stainless steel and have high acidic resistance as a result.

Its unique cast can protect the water source, such as a well to a large extent, and fresh water can also flow often. The pump’s entire body can be submerged in water while it is running. This pump is typically used to push moderate acidic and hot water.

Oil Filled Pumps

The oil cools the oil-filled submersible pump’s motor and immersion motors with oil are used in oil-filled pumps.

These pumps are commonly used in well water lifting, water delivery for agricultural lands, residential areas, industrial drainage systems, and mountain areas. You need to add oil for the cooling of heated motors.

You can use this type of a submersible pump in a cold environment as oil can’t be frozen in cold. These pumps are relatively simple to install and maintain and will also help in the clean water transmission to lakes, pools, and rivers.

Submersible Utility Pumps

The submersible utility pump is a multipurpose, extremely adaptable pump that may be utilized in a variety of applications. This pump can be used to remove water from building sites, basement floors, waterbeds, and aquariums.

All you have to do to take the utility pump and place it in the deepest portion of the water that has to be pushed out and turn it on.

This is an electric pump that can handle larger applications because of its capacity to stay submerged in water for a long period of time. This pump does not require any real installation and requires very little maintenance.

Booster Pumps

Booster pumps are used to increase the low flow of water in systems or industrial facilities, as well as to move water from a lake, pond, or storage tank for domestic or commercial usage.

A home that does not receive appropriate pressure from the city water supply will require a pump to boost the low pressure of the water flow. To bring water to the top floors of a hotel, a huge commercial booster pump is required.

A booster pump is also used to re-pressurize and distribute water from a storage tank throughout a home.

You can also read this blog: Water Pump vs. Booster Pump – A Comprehensive Guide

Wrapping up!

So far, we’ve covered 11 different types of submersible pumps, with extensive information on every different pump. Each submersible pump has its own set of features and utility for specific applications.

The sort of pump you select will be determined by your specific needs. You can reach out to us at Unnati Pumps for further information, and we’ll be pleased to assist you!