With the price of most utilities having increased in the past few years, more and more people are coming to the realisation that they are able to save a fair bit of money if they invest in a rainwater tank and a rainwater tank pump. Even though there is an upfront cost for the tank and the pump, overall it is going to be able to save you money. Whether you use this tank for gardening, have it fill your toilet, run the whole house or any combination of the above; there are a plethora of ways that using a rainwater tank and pump can help you over time.
When you first start to consider whether a rainwater tank is the right choice for you. You’ll need to decide if this tank will be above or underground, and also what capacity you will be getting. Once that has been agreed on, the type and size of pump you will get will be greatly affected by how close the pump is located to where you intend the water to be used, and what pressures you require the water to be leaving at the tap.
You may be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of choices you have when deciding which pump will be right for your needs. If this is the case we have some of the highest quality pumps to choose from. However if you still need some more advice our team at Pumps2You will be able to assist you in making the right choice for your needs.
There are however some key factors that you should consider when choosing a pump for your rainwater tank, the first point being: Whether you opt with a submersible pump or an external pump. While there are both pros and cons for both types of pump, the one that will affect you the most will be, if there is a problem do you want to access the pump from inside the tank or outside? While your first thought may be to keep it out of the tank, understand that it will generally be louder if that is the case. So please take this into account when making this decision.
Following up the previous choice is now followed by what size pump you will require. The size of the pump will be determined through the activities you are wanting the pump to perform. If it is just to refill your toilet cistern or washing machine, then you may be able to get away with a lower pressure pump. Provided you don’t mind the toilet taking a bit longer to refill. However, if you will be using the tank water for gardening or showers, then you will need to make sure that the pump you purchase is capable of getting the water to the tap at a minimum of 20 litres per minute (LPM). As this is roughly the flow rate you get from your mains water tap.
Finally or perhaps first will be the choice of brand your pump is. We understand that some people are loyal to a specific brand, as they may have used them their whole lives with no trouble. And if that is the case, then it can make everyone’s job a bit easier, taking away that choice. However, if this doesn’t apply to you and you are happy to go to different brands based on the specific piece of equipment you are going to use and get the most bang for your buck, there are many brands to choose from. Here at Pumps2You we are able to offer a wide range of all the leading brands to ensure that no matter who you choose, you can rest assured that your pump will be able to work as intended.