Purchasing a booster pump

More and more people are experiencing the benefits of booster pumps. If you’re not quite sure what a booster pump is, it’s a small mechanical device that you can connect to your plumbing system. The pumps are sophisticated enough to know when water pressure is running low. When they detect low water pressure, they boost the performance of incoming mains water automatically so the pressure level of your choice is reached. 

Who is most likely to benefit from a booster pump? 

You are more likely to benefit from investing in a booster pump if you often face problems with low water pressure when you’re using taps, showers and other appliances that use water in your home. If water pressure has been a consistent problem in your home, it’s wise to think about taking action quickly so you can bid farewell to this frustration. 

How do booster pumps work? 

Booster pumps have inlets where water enters the pump alongside outlets where the water exits. Impellers can be used to increase the pressure of the water that’s moving through your system. There are various different designs for you to choose from, and you can opt for one or several impellers depending on your specific needs. 

What is the flow rate? 

One of the factors you should consider when you’re thinking about buying a booster pump is the flow rate. This is the maximum amount of water that’s able to leave your pump per minute. If you have a larger home or share your property with several residents, you may need a pump with a higher flow rate. You may also need a pump with a high bar rating if you have a large family or live in a bigger home. Positive and negative type booster pumps are available. Positive pumps are activated by gravity, whereas negative pumps are powered by pressure drops between the device and the pump. The more impellers you have, the more powerful your system will be. 

Can I install a booster pump myself? 

It is possible to fit a booster pump without extra assistance, though the task can prove tricky for some. Nonetheless, if you’ve got a considerable amount of plumbing or DIY experience, you shouldn’t find the process too difficult. Help is available if you do want to install a booster pump and want to outsource the job to an experienced professional. 

How Ability can help

At Ability, we are here to assist you if you do need help with sourcing and installing the right booster pump for your specific needs. We have a great deal of experience in this area and can talk you through the options that are available to you so you can source the right solution for your requirements. 

Contact us

Get in touch today if you do need help with booster pump installation. You can reach us today by completing the form on our website, by giving us a call on 01892 514495 or by sending an email to info@ability.uk.com. 

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