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Submersible pumps are any kind of pumps that can be submersed in water while carrying out its job, unlike regular pumps. Some types of submersible pumps even offer the opportunity to be used under water or in a dry place, which makes them even more useful than ordinary submersible pumps.

The most common types are sump pumps and sewage pumps, but they are also used in wells and fountains, as well as boreholes.

Regardless of the type of submersible pump you are using they all work in generally the same manner. They protect their motors from the fluid that they are submersed in by sealing the motor in a watertight compartment, which is then filled with oil. Unlike other pumps though, submersible pumps are mostly electrical, which means you have to have a power source located nearby.

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Submersible Pumps Are Easy To Use And For Many Purposes

Submersible pumps are often great to have on hand because they can be very useful. While you might not use a submersible pump everyday there will come a time when you are thankful for having one on hand. It beats having to hunt down a friend or neighbor who has one you can borrow. They can be used for a variety of purposes, which is another reason why they are so useful, but what you use your pump for depends on what type of pump you have and what you need to do.

Submersible pumps are also self-primed, mainly because of the fluid they are pumping out. The fluid, which is usually water, surrounds the pump itself and acts as a priming agent for the pump. Other pumps have to be primed before they can be used or else you run the risk of burning up the motor. Priming pumps is necessary in order for the pump to work, that’s because even the slightest air bubble can cause the pump to stop working. But priming the pump can be time consuming, which is why submersible pumps are so nice to use. Not having to be primed helps save you time. Also, being closer to the fluid being pumped, a submersible pump will not have to work as hard as a regular pump, which makes the job even easier.

Submersible Pumps Are Prone To Corrosion And More Difficult To Access

The biggest drawback to submersible pumps is that being submerged in water all of the time can cause corrosion. The corrosion can cause the all sorts of problems, but the main problem is that it can eat away the seal around the motor housing. With the seal gone water can easily leak into the motor house, which can ruin the submersible pump.

Another huge drawback to submersible pumps is that they are usually underwater, which can make them hard to access. If something goes wrong with the pump getting to it to fix it can be harder than you might think. If you are using a submersible pump in your home these problems are not as big because the pump is easier to access, unlike a pump placed at the bottom of a deep well.

  • Electric Submersible Pumps
    Electric submersible pumps are expensive for they are highly engineered. Electric submersible pumps are created to be reliable, strong and able to withstand operating under difficult environments.
  • Electrical Submersible Pumps
    Electrical submersible pumps are pumps powered by electricity. Electrical submersible pumps are submerged in fluids having the primary purpose of pushing fluid or liquid matter.
  • Solar Submersible Pumps
    Solar submersible pumps are designed to move water by tapping on solar energy harnessed from the sun. Solar submersible pumps can perform its functions well even when the sun is out.
  • Small Submersible Pumps
    Small submersible pumps are pumps used to move, lift and re-circulate water. Small submersible pumps are used in small ponds, man-made fountains and waterfalls. It is compact to fit in the tank.

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