The Benefits of Using a Submersible Water Pump in Your Garden or Pool (Sponsored content from Liam Lucas)
Sponsored content from Liam Lucas
Friday August 18 2023, 7:03am
Installing a submersible water pump offers a versatile solution for transferring water on your residential property. Unlike standard above-ground pumps, submersibles are designed to operate while fully immersed, bringing unique advantages for applications like gardening, landscaping, ponds and swimming pools.
As the name suggests, this type of pump is intended to sit entirely underwater while running. The electric motor and internal mechanics sealed inside a durable casing protect the components.
An intake strainer prevents debris from entering the pump while a discharge outlet propels the pressurized water to its destination through connected plumbing. Submersibles connect to power onshore and can run fully submerged without issues.
A sump pump is commonly installed in basements as a means of preventing flooding, not causing it. The pump removes excess water that collects in the sump pit, pumping it away from the foundation. While a sump pump can be connected to a garden hose for supplementary irrigation, it lacks the pressure and flow to power sprinklers or nozzle attachments.
The low pressure generated by a sump pump allows it to push water through a hose on low setting, gently watering plants. But for pressurized irrigation via sprinklers or spray nozzles, a stronger pump designed for irrigation systems would be required. Sump pumps serve an important role in keeping basements dry, but have limitations when used outside their intended purpose for garden watering.
The absence of noisy external motors creates a tranquil environment. Tucking the pump under the water surface also prevents unsightly installations cluttering your landscape. It’s out of sight and out of mind as it reliably delivers irrigation.
Submersibles are a natural fit for decorative ponds to power waterfall and fountain features. The pump can reside on the bottom completely hidden from view. Since submersibles pump water even with high dirt content, fountain outputs stay clean.
Position multiple low-profile submersibles around larger ponds to create pleasant circulation that deters mosquito breeding. Robust casings ensure long service life fully exposed to outdoor pond environments.
For pools, submersibles offer an affordable high-performance option. Place them at the bottom and their pressurized discharge jets water through returns evenly across the pool for gentle circulation.
This also prevents potential damage from environmental elements that above-ground pumps face. Submersible positioning removes unsightly installations that clutter pool equipment areas as well.
While offering unique advantages, submersible pumps require some special considerations:
– Make sure intake screens remain clear of debris to prevent clogging issues.
– Use a GFI breaker and marine-grade supply cable for safe underwater power transmission.
– Allow the pump to cool before handling after running, as the motor gets hot during operation.
– Select pumps with adequate lift height to push water to the intended outlet elevation.
– Check that flow rate matches the needs of the fixtures being supplied.
With the right precautions taken, submersible pumps unlock simple, integrated water transfer for decorative and practical purposes. Give your garden, pond or pool a powerful hydraulic boost discreetly and reliably.
Submersible pumps are also a natural fit for decorative ponds and fountains, powering beautiful waterfall and cascading features. The compact pump can reside on the bottom of the pond completely hidden from view. Since submersibles pump water even with high dirt or sand content, fountain outputs stay clean and clear.
Position multiple low-profile submersibles around larger ponds to create pleasant circulation that deters mosquito breeding. Robust casings ensure long service life when fully exposed to outdoor pond environments