What are the criteria for choosing a lift pump ?

When you have a flood or want to empty a septic tank, a lift pump is the ideal device for you. Available in many forms, you will find them to pump clean, dirty or dirty water. In this post, we'll look at the criteria you need to consider when choosing a suitable lift pump.

What is a submersible pump ?

Also known as a submersible pump, the lift pump is a machine used to drain water from a lower level to a higher level. Many users of this pump say they like it because it is less complicated to operate. Indeed, this pump is equipped with a float that allows the motor to be turned on or off. In addition, inside the lift pump there is a grid to draw in the water. The water pumped through the grate is transferred to the pump's discharge connection. 

The main role of the lift pump is to remove the dirty water, grey water, run-off water, waste water, etc.  Therefore, the lift pump is effective in achieving maximum sanitation conditions. It is available in several types. Therefore, before choosing a lift pump, it is essential to take a few aspects into account.

The temperature of the water to be pumped

The choice of a lifting pump is linked to the temperature of the water to be drained. Indeed, there are pumps with a stainless steel, cast iron or steel casing. When the temperature of the water to be drained is above 40 degrees Celsius, it is imperative to choose a pump with a stainless steel casing. This is because this material is effective in withstanding high temperatures. 

In addition to the temperature, the discharge head is also an aspect to be considered before choosing a pump. Thus, the pressure of the pump must be required to ensure the desired discharge distance. One bar of pressure will give you a water discharge of 10 m. Therefore, if you want to pump water to a distance of 50 m, a lifting pump with a pressure of 5 bar will do the trick.