If you have low water pressure in your home then you will know it can be a real pain.
The morning shower will lack any real power, washing the dishes can take hours and the bathtub... don’t even get us started on how long it takes to fill the bathtub. Forever!
Fortunately, if you are suffering with any of the problems listed above, you don’t have to continue living this way.
In most cases, low water pressure in the home can easily be solved by installing a home booster pump - a sort of small mechanical tool that can easily be installed on to your home’s plumbing system.
Now, if you’re new to the plumbing and pumping world, this is where things can get a little complicated.
No doubt you’re wondering:
“What is a booster pump?”... “How does it all work?”... “Do I really need a pump?”
All questions that are likely to overwhelm someone new to the pumping world.
That’s why we’ve created this complete guide to buying a booster.
What is a booster pump?A booster pump is a small mechanical device that can be connected to your home’s plumbing system. The pump is capable of recognising when pressure and flow are low, and it can automatically boost the performance of incoming mains water supply.
Simply put, if you frequently experience low water pressure when using taps, shower heads or other appliances in your home, a booster pump can increase the pressure of the water.
How does a booster pump work?Step 1:
The booster pump draws fluid into the pump through the mains supply or break tank (an inlet).
When water enters the chamber of the pump, the pump activates the impellers.
The impellers then spin at a high rate boosting the pressure of the water before exiting through the outlet.
Booster pumps come in various designs depending on the brand and can work with single or multiple impellers.
Take a look at the GIF diagram below. As you can see, the water enters the pump at 0.7 bar. When the water enters the pump, the impellers spin boosting the pressure of the water. The water then exits the pump at 2.2 bar.
What are the important features of a booster pump?There are four important features of a booster pump that you should be aware of when making a purchase decision. These are:
Do I need a booster pump?If you think you have low water pressure issues, and you’re considering the purchase of a booster pump, there is a simple three step test that you can conduct to test your flow. All you need for this to contact booster pump set uae or call us at +971 4 252 2966.