Submersible Grey Water Pumps
You'll find a complete range of submersible grey water pumps, equipment and solutions available from your local Irrigear® Independent Experts.
What is a submersible grey water pump?
Grey water pumps are especially designed to manage water – either rainwater, or mains water that has already been through household usage such as through washing machines, showers or sinks. A submersible grey water pump is designed to be immersed in water, such as in a collecting tank, before being pumped out – either for re-use elsewhere in the home, or to be pumped into another wastewater line. Submersible grey water pumps have the ability to pump small solids such as hair and lint without becoming blocked and failing.
Why would I want a submersible grey water pump?
Every situation is different, and your local Irrigear expert can assist with selecting the right pump specifically for your needs. However, one of the main advantages for a submersible pump is that it is always primed for use – so if you plan on regularly recycling your grey wastewater, this is a very good solution. Please note that this type of pump is not suitable for water which is likely to carry a lot of solids (such as sewerage) – in that case, you may like to consider getting a wastewater grinder pump . You should be aware of local council requirements for pumping any wastewater for use in gardens or irrigation. In many cases it is not allowed.
What are the disadvantages of a submersible grey water pump?
Any pump that is submersible is unfortunately a bit harder to access by nature of the environment that it’s in – which means that many people don’t adhere to regular servicing and maintenance. Also, being submersible it does mean that there is more wear and tear on the seals. If the seals become corroded, water can seep into the motor and the pump may stop functioning and require repairing. Your local Irrigear expert will be able to advise you on how frequently your pump will need servicing, to ensure that the pump is always running to an optimal output. Submersible grey water pumps often operate at a lower pressure than household pumps. This is because of their solids handling 'open' impeller, which can not generate as much pressure as a traditional closed impeller.
How long can you leave a submersible grey water pump running?
So long as there is water in the tank, you can keep a submersible grey water pump running. It is very important that a submersible pump doesn’t run dry, as this will potentially destroy the motor and inner components. Many of these types of pumps have a float switch which will stop and start the pump based on the water level in the tank.
How much does a submersible grey water pump cost?
There are lots of different options available, and there is variability in type, size, quality, output and specifications. Your local Irrigear expert is more than happy to help you navigate the category, taking into account your individual needs for water, budget and longevity.
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- What is a submersible grey water pump?
- Why would I want a submersible grey water pump?
- What are the disadvantages of a submersible grey water pump?
- How long can you leave a submersible grey water pump running?
- How much does a submersible grey water pump cost?
At your local Irrigear Independent Experts you'll find access to some of Australia's leading submersible grey water pumping solutions, designed and proven for Australian environmental conditions:
- APT Water
- Brown Brothers Engineers (BBEA)
- DAB Water Technology
- Davey Water
- Franklin Electric
- Pentair Onga (Jung Pumpen, Southern Cross)
- Orange Pumps
- WBS Pumps
If you're thinking about how a submersible grey water* pumping solution might fit into your next water management project, make Irrigear the place to find the best advice, know-how and product availability in Australia.
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*Note: Grey water (greywater, gray water, graywater; also called sullage) is wastewater generated in domestic / residential and light commercial settings (households, apartment and office buildings) from processes including washing machines, dishwashers, bathing and sinks. It does not include fecal matter.
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