Specialty Water Pump Buying Guide - How to pick the Perfect Specialty Pump. The products experts at Water Pumps Direct have written a specialty pump buying guide. The guide includes information on sprinkler pumps, pool cover pumps, drill pumps and condensate pumps. The water pump experts have written about the special applications of these pumps around your home.
Although all water pumps do the same basic function, they are not all the same.
Special situations call for specialty pumps.
For peak performance and results, get a pump intended for the specific application at hand.
We carry several types of specialty pumps to move water, even in less than traditional situations.
Pool Cover Pumps
Pool cover pumps do exactly what you might guess - suction water off of pool covers. Pool covers can be very expensive so you want to do everything possible to keep yours in top shape.
Look for a pool cover pump with a float switch because it will shut off automatically when there is no more water to pump. Another feature to look for is a skimmer base, which keeps the suction away from the pool cover, further protecting your investment. Also, a garden hose connector is nice so you don't have to buy a discharge hose.
Sprinkler pumps are used to pump water from alternative sources to lawn sprinklers. Instead of using city water, save money by pumping water from a pond or lake to irrigate your lawn.
Look for a self-priming model, which will save you time to get the pump going. Gallons per minute (GPM) will determine how fast you can get the job done. A higher GPM will work faster. One of the best benefits of using a sprinkler pump is you can operate more than one sprinkler head at a time.
Drill pumps are used with electric or cordless drills to drain sinks or other equipment, such as washing machines. There is an inlet valve, a discharge valve and a part to attach to the drill.
You can connect a garden hose to the discharge valve so you don't need to buy an expensive discharge hose. The drill spins the impeller creating centrifugal force, sucking out standing water to drain clogged sinks and other items.
Condensate pumps are used to deal with condensation created by central air conditioners. In the hot summer, air conditioners can produce lots of condensation as they remain cold while the surrounding weather is hot and humid. This is especially problematic if you do not have a floor drain.
You hook the condensate pump up to the drain valve on the HVAC unit. Then you connect a discharge hose to the pump. When the 2 quart reservoir on the pump starts to fill, it will kick
on and pump the water away from your air conditioner.
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