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Submersible Pumps

Submersible pumps are the most popular style of pumps used in homes and gardens. They are an efficient and effective way of pumping water. Submersible Pumps must be submersed in water. They are regularly referred to as ‘sump pumps’ because they are usually placed inside a sump or chamber.

How to choose a Submersible pump:

  1. Firstly, evaluate the size of the area or how much water needs to be removed The main difference with the pump models are how quickly they can pump water (the flow rate). For example the BPS-80 model has a flow rate of 40ltrs a minute and the BCV3700-80 model has a flow rate of 1500ltrs a minute.
  2. Select the correct pump for the liquid to be pumped, i.e. clean water, dirty water, salt water etc.
  3. Will the pump be running 24-7? If so you may wish to look at our pond pumps which are specially designed for this.
  4. Select the pump that clears the water to a depth you require. Puddle pumps can pump water as low 1mm whereas submersible pumps tend to be around 30mm.
  5. Finally, assess how far you would need to pump the water away and ensure an adequate ‘head’. Per 10m of horizontal pumping, you can assume a 1m head loss.
  6. When you have worked this out you should find it easy to find the right pump for the job.

If you are still unsure, you can give us a call and speak to one of our pump experts who will be more than happy to help you.

Submersible Pump Uses:Sump Pump

Submersible pumps, or sump pumps are great for pumping groundwater, seepage or rainfall, and are recommended for flood defence schemes. Submersible pumps can be effectively used in construction or site drainage enabling contractors to continue working in wet weather. The main advantage to submersible pumps are that they generally do not require priming as they are already submersed in the water. The submersible pumps listed are also electric, so they can be used internally or externally (unlike engine driven pumps).

Submersible pumps each have different specialised uses and applications include: 

  • Well or borehole pumping
  • Site drainage
  • Water transfer
  • Flood protection
  • Waste water removal
  • Water features for ponds

 

Pumps come in many different variations for the removal of different liquids, including: clean and dirty water, salt water and chemicals. We have a broad range available, with 13 different series of submersible pumps in this category.

Submersible or sump pumps are often highly recommended for flood defence uses as they are small and easily stored, quick to use and are extremely effective at pumping water.

Groundwater and flood water can be pumped away effectively with a submersible pump, helping to keep an area dry. Submersible pumps tend to have higher flow rates than puddle pumps, however generally they shouldn’t run dry and should be installed in a chamber (unless otherwise specified).

They can be wired in permanently and if the pump is automatic it will trigger when necessary, making it ideal for use in a passive flood defence scheme. Unlike engine driven pumps they do not have to ‘suck’ water up through a pipe as they are submerged in the water; making them quick and easy to use.

Sump Pumps:

In permanent installations, submersible pumps are often used in sumps as the pumps should not run dry. Sumps are chambers in the ground which are designed to fill with water, meaning the pump is submersed. If you do not have a chamber (and don’t wish to install one) but require water pumping to a low-level you need a special type of submersible pump, called a Puddle Pump. Puddle Pumps are specially designed for this and we have a separate section for these pumps. Sump Pumps can be installed either internally to manage flooding, or externally to manage a drainage system or help control groundwater flooding. Groundwater flooding is poorly understood, but it happens when high rainfall fills aquifers in the ground. Groundwater flooding can be mitigated against by installing a sump pump– helping to keep property dry.

How do Submersible/Sump Pumps work?

Submersible Pumps have 5 main components: The inlet, impeller, electric motor, housing and outlet.water pump impeller

Submersible pumps use a sealed electric motor, to convert electrical energy into kinetic energy. The motor spins at high speed, and has an impeller attached to the end of it on a shaft. As the impeller spins it creates a centrifugal force. As a result, a pressure difference occurs, which draws water in through the inlet of the pump, and pushes it under pressure out of the outlet, which can be connected to a pipe.

It is important to note that different submersible pumps have different uses, and you need to select the most suitable pump for your requirements.

Submersibles are designed to work whilst being fully submersed in liquid. This ensures the pump is kept cool meaning it can run for extended periods of time without supervision. Our range or submersible pumps are very reliable and automatic versions are often only ever seen twice in their lifetime, once when they are installed and once when they eventually need replacing (which can be up to 20yrs.)

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    APP BPS Submersible Puddle Pump

    • Manual and auto models available
    • BPS80 & BPS100 Manual models pump as low as 3mm
    • 2 year warranty
    APP

    APP Pumps offer the BPS series of puddle pumps, a range of cost-effective and trustworthy pumps which are ideally suited to both clean and slightly...

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    Stream SPP2-4 Submersible Puddle Pump

    • Pumps to low levels (circa 2mm)
    • Low price submersible pump
    • 2 year warranty
    Stream Pumps

    What's in the box: 1x SPP2-4 Pump 1x 10m Heavy duty rubber power cable 3 Hose tails, 12mm, 19mm & 25mm Stream Pumps have designed and manufac...

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    EGO 500 SELS Automatic Puddle Pump

    • Perfect for narrow sumps and chambers
    • Perfect for narrow sumps and chambers
    • Adjustable electronic start/stop
    Flood Protection Solutions

    The EGO 500 SELS submersible puddle pump is perfect to use in narrow sumps and chambers and with low water levels. The pumps feature an adjustable ...

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    Tsurumi LSC1.4S - Puddle Sucker Pump

    • Pumps as low as 1mm
    • Operate for extended periods with little or no water
    • Used widely by hire, utilities and water companies
    Tsurumi Pumps

    TSURUMI are the manufacturer of the LSC1.4S puddle sucking pump. The manufacturer offers a 3-year product guarantee as standard, giving the added r...

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    Evak Hippo 100 Sewage Pump

    • Impressive Solids Handling (50mm free passage)
    • Perfect for sewage, drainage and dirty water
    • Heavy Duty
    EVAK

    The Hippo 100 by Evak is a heavy duty submersible pump for dirty water and sewage. They can be used in sumps to deal with foul or flood water. The ...

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    APP RS32EA Submersible Puddle Pump

    • Pumps clean and dirty water
    • Anti-air lock device for enhanced reliability
    • Ideal for narrow spaces
    APP

    APP Pumps present the RS32EA which is perfect for shallow water control as a puddle pump. It is an automatic submersible pump that is compact and i...

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    AMA Drainer 301

    • Perfect for drainage of pits, cellars or yards
    • Maintenance-free bearings
    • Reliable
    Flood Protection Solutions

    The AMA Drainer 301 is one of the UK’s best-selling water pumps, thanks to its versatility and reliability. It is a single-phase automatic submersi...

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    EGO 500 GI Submersible Puddle Pump

    • Perfect for narrow sumps and chambers
    • Dual Control (automatic and manual settings)
    • Pumps as low as 10mm (in manual mode)
    Flood Protection Solutions

    The EGO 500 GI submersible puddle pump is perfect to use in narrow sumps and chambers and with low water levels. Dual Control: the internal float s...

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    Evak Hippo 50 Sewage Pump

    • Impressive Solids Handling (50mm free passage)
    • Perfect for sewage, drainage and dirty water
    • Heavy Duty
    EVAK

    The Hippo 50 by Evak is a heavy duty submersible pump for dirty water and sewage. They can be used in sumps to deal with foul or flood water. The p...

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    Tsurumi POMA Submersible Automatic Sump Pump

    • Perfect for narrow sumps and chambers
    • Automatic pump
    • 3-year warranty
    Tsurumi Pumps

    The POMA automatic water pump is ideal for use in sumps and chambers for a wide range of applications across domestic and industrial jobs. It has b...

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    Stream SPK450A Submersible Pump

    • Perfect for site drainage
    • Compact contractor pumps
    • Unrivalled value for money
    Stream Pumps

    The SPK450A series of pumps from Stream are the ideal solution if you are looking for pumps for submersible site drainage. These small and sturdy c...

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    Semisom 262/635 Dirty Water Submersible Pump

    • Manual and automatic models available
    • Solids handling capability of 32mm
    • Pumps clean and dirty water
    Quality Pumps

    Submersible pumps for dirty water applications. The Semisom submersible pumps have been designed for dirty water drainage applications. The pumps a...

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    Evak Residox 400 Puddle Sucker Pump

    • Our most powerful puddle pump
    • Pumps clean and slightly dirty water
    • Pumps as low as 1mm
    EVAK

    The Evak Residox 400 is available in 110V or 230V and is designed to pump very low levels of water (down to just 1mm). It is designed for pumping a...

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    APP SV Submersible Stainless Steel Pump

    • Good solids handling capability (27mm-37mm)
    • Perfect for sewage, drainage and dirty water
    • Portable submersible pumps
    APP

    Perfect for sewage and draining, the SV series of submersible pumps are manufactured by APP Pumps, and are a great range of submersible pumps that ...

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    APP KHL-20 Submersible Water Pump

    • High head (25m)
    • Suitable for clean and dirty water
    • Powerful motor
    APP

    The APP KHL-20 pump has a rugged cast iron pump body and vortex impeller, combined with a corrosion resistant 304 stainless steel motor casing. It ...

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    Tsurumi HS Submersible Site Pump

    • Excellent wear resistance to sand and silt
    • Contractor pumps
    • Ideal for site drainage
    Tsurumi Pumps

    TSURUMI are the manufacturers of the HS series of pumps. All the pumps come with a three-year manufacturer guarantee. They are ideal for applicatio...

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    Tsurumi LB Submersible Site Pump

    • Perfect for site drainage
    • Can be used for extended periods with little or no water
    • Compact contractor pumps
    Tsurumi Pumps

    The LB series of pumps from TSURUMI are the ideal solution if you are looking for pumps for submersible site drainage. These small and sturdy contr...

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    Regal Submersible Pump

    • All stainless construction
    • Handles up to 20% sand in suspension
    • Ideal for emptying pools, cellars, sumps and tanks
    Tsurumi Pumps

    Stainless Steel Submersible Drainage Pumps. These continuously rated drainage pumps are designed for domestic, commercial and industrial users. The...

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    Evak Drainox 400 & 750 Site Drainage Pumps

    • Perfect for site drainage
    • Various models available
    • Compact Contractor Pumps
    EVAK

    The Drainox range by Evak are designed for arduous site drainage applications and dewatering. They are ideal for use on construction sites, or to d...

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    Baby Battery Submersible Water Pump - Umbra Pompe

    • Manual or auto models available
    • 12V or 24V models available
    • Ideal for sumps & bilges, industry, leisure, processing, transfer and filling
    Umbra Pompe

    This range of submersible pumps from Umbra Pompe are ideally suited for application in sumps & bilges, industry, leisure, processing, transfer ...

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    APP BCV Submersible Sewage Pump

    • Ideal for sewage treatment, agricultural, pumping stations
    • Excellent solids handling capability (50mm-80mm)
    • High flow
    APP

    App Pumps now offer an even wider range of BCV pumps to choose from. Each of which comes with a full 2-year manufacturer guarantee. These submersib...

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    APP HD-15 Submersible Site Pump

    • Very high flow submersible pump (830 litres/min)
    • Excellent wear resistance to sand and silt
    • Also suitable for ponds and water features
    APP

    The HD-15 pump is manufactured by APP Pumps and comes with a two-year guarantee. It is a submersible pump ideal for site drainage, and used frequen...

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    Tsurumi NK High Head Submersible Water Pump

    • Fantastic performance in harsh conditions
    • High-performance motor
    • Can pump high volumes
    Tsurumi Pumps

    The NK is a single-phase drainage pump capable of large flows at high heads. Constructed in superior grade materials throughout they give exception...

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    Tsurumi HSD2.55S Submersible Pump

    • Wear resistant
    • High-performance motor
    • Automatic or manual operation
    Tsurumi Pumps

    The HSD2.55S is a robust and lightweight single-phase drainage pump, with an agitator and impeller in chromium iron to minimise clogging and increa...

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