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Booster Pump Installation
What is a booster pump?
A booster pump is often used to help in situations where there is a lack of water pressure, or water pressure is inconsistent. People will often opt to install a booster pump when they have a shower fitted to ensure they always have good pressure in the shower.
If you need a booster pump for your property, whether domestic or commercial – or perhaps you’re not sure whether you need one or not, and want to talk over your options with an expert, give us a call.
Do I need a booster pump?
Here are some instances where a booster pump may be used:
- Moving water up a hill
- For cleaning involving a high pressure water jet
- Pumping water through a building, eg a block of flats or high rise office block
In order to boost water, it is not possible to simiply connect a pump to the water main; first you will need a break tank, to collect water from the mains. A booster pump is then used to boost the water from the tank. This is an important consideration as it is not possible to successfully boost water directly from the mains.
What is the difference between a booster pump and a transfer pump?
A transfer pump is used to transfer a large amount of water at low pressure, whereas a booster pump is used to transmit less water, at higher pressure. The increase in pressure from a booster pump can reduce water usage, which makes them a popular choice.
For booster pump installation, get in touch with Active Pump Services.
Booster Pump Repairs & Maintenance
Does my booster pump need to be serviced?
We always recommend that all pumps should receive regular scheduled maintenance checks to ensure they are working well.
Whether we have installed your booster pump or not, we will happily arrange to visit your property to carry out maintenance checks on your booster pump.
As part of our service we will check all components of your pump & controls to ensure we accurately locate and diagnose the problem before suggesting and implementing a solution.
How does a booster pump work?
Most booster pumps are centrifugal; they draw water into the pump using an impeller which moves liquid by rotating. The rotation builds pressure so that when the liquid is expelled, it is at a higher rate of pressure.
Where more pressure is required, for example to move water to the top floor of a tall building or through a long network of pipes, two or more impellers may be used. With each impeller stage, the water pressure is increased. In some instances a pump could have up to ten or more stages, depending on how big it is and what it is required to do.
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- Covering everything from sales to servicing
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