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Blog 2018

Pond and Fountain Pumps: Are there any Differences?

December 14, 2018

Having a water feature in your back or front yard can be a great way to develop some personality on your property. Whether you are talking about a beautiful fountain or a serene pond, these water features can go a long way toward making your house stand out among the crowd.

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Garden Pump Facts: Installation, Care and Maintenance

December 13, 2018

Do you dream of stepping into your backyard in order to be greeted by the gentle splashing of a pond and the waterfall installed into it? Perhaps you dream of having your own Koi pond or backyard zen garden.

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Submersible Sewage Pumps Declogging Solutions

November 20, 2018

Back in a previous post, the topic of the day was all about submersible pump clogs. The why and what’s of pump blockages leads nicely to the next pumping predicament. If a sewage pump, sunken in a nasty effluent well, does clog, what's the next move? How does a stumped repair tech get out of this tight spot…

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Causes of Clogging in Submersible Sewage Pumps

November 13, 2018

This is a job no one looks forward to, not ever. Lifting a manhole cover, the tech who drew the short straw looks down the pump well. A sludgy mire and a terrible stench hit hard. A submersible sewage pump is clogged, and the maintenance engineer is hesitating while he considers possible causes. Placing this nauseating situation on rewind, let's discuss some likely clogging causes before we progress any further…

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Whole House Water Filtration System: Can Filters Be Cleaned or Should They Be Replaced?

October 24, 2018

Whole house water filtration systems scrub your mains water supply free of floating contaminants, sediment, and other undesirable elements. Typically, they're replaced every few months. If that action doesn't take place, as advised by the filtration system's user manual, expect flow rate problems and taste changes. Interestingly, there's another option, but it doesn't apply to every filtration system, unfortunately…

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How to Test the Reliability and Water Efficiency of House Pumps

October 12, 2018

The electricity is on, the float switch or level gauge is signaling for more throughput, and the pump can be heard buzzing away in the background, pumping hot or cold water. But this is a closed system, not a place where you can dip a hand into a fast stream. Because of that obvious test restricting limitation, water efficiency measurements are harder to conduct…

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How Do Outdoor Garden Pumps Work?

September 27, 2018

Outdoor garden pumps aren't complicated devices. No, used to animate drab water features, the simple but capable pumps perform their pond aerating duties remarkably well, even though they're petite and endowed with a handful of moving parts. How do outdoor garden pumps work though? Well, it's an electrically powered device, so those powered components are encased in a sealed housing…

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The Convenience of After-Hours Pump Emergency Repairs

September 13, 2018

When your television or air conditioner breaks down during the middle of the night, or just after traditional working hours, you have the luxury of simply turning it off and dealing with the problem in the morning. Sure, it isn't fun to miss your favorite TV show or to have to sleep in a hot home overnight, but no lasting damage will come about as a result. …

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Purposes of Flouride Removal Filters in Water Purification and Filtration

August 27, 2018

If you are looking to take control of the water supply coming into your home or business, you are obviously going to need to spend some time looking at water filtration. There are many different kinds of water filtration devices available that serve to filter out a wide variety of different chemicals and components…

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How Do Household Pressure Pumps Work?

August 17, 2018

If you are reading this blog, the odds are good that you are at least slightly interested in having a household pressure pump added to your own home. While pumps are ostensibly simple devices, as they are just machines that help to increase flow rate, there is still plenty that most people do not understand about them. Today, we are going to take a deeper dive into the inner workings of the household pressure pump…

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Uses of Grundfos Hot Water Circulators

July 27, 2018

Grundfos hot water circulators are exceptionally efficient devices. Think about it for a moment, the notion of a green hot water pump. Instant warm water is the goal, and many cleverly innovated system parts are doing their bit to keep the energy bill low. Beating at the heart of that mechanised metabolism, only a truly power-thrifty circulator will keep the user's carbon footprint acceptably low…

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Types of Pumps Used by Chemical Industries

July 13, 2018

Due to their contrasting fluid properties, different chemical streams require different types of pumps. Remember, there are many chemical industries working away in remote areas, and their complex pipe networks can't possibly operate off of a single fluid conveying principle. Those industry workhorses move chemical reagents, hydrocarbons, and who knows what else. Consequently, it takes a number of specialized mechanisms to keep the various streams moving…

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Ensuring Water Quality by Installing Puretec WH2 Series Whole House Filtration System

June 8, 2018

We live in a time and place where fresh, clean water is available at the turn of a tap handle. You can make sure that the water in your home is especially clean and up to par by installing a whole house water filtration system, such as the Puretec WH2. Water filtration systems help to remove problematic sediments, chemicals, and impurities from your drinking water through a series of filters…

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How Do Single Under Sink Filters Work?

May 24, 2018

An under sink filter is removing pollutants from your tap water. It's acting as a high-performance water conditioner. Okay, that's an admirable piece of apparatus, one that serves an important role, yet you still have no idea how it operates. Curious minds want to know, what kind of filtration medium operates inside the compact housing? Well, let's just say there's a multi-stage engineering marvel at work inside…

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Water Pressure Booster Pumps: Uses and Applications

May 8, 2018

Many households are fitted with pressure reduction valves. Essentially, mains water is forced through wide pipes, so the pressure needs to be dropped before the water enters a home. Conversely, water pressure booster pumps increase this fluid force. If you're wondering why there's a need to ramp up water pressure, wonder no longer, for the answers are impending. Let's start with land topography, the terrain the water pipes journey across…

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Fish Ponds for Homes: Why Your Pump Must Be Reliable and Efficient?

April 30, 2018

Who knew fish pond pumps for the home had to be built so well? Granted, we want a reliable device, one that creates uninterrupted flow patterns and beautiful waterfalls, but those outward qualities need a matching set of efficiency-based features. For example, this essential pond enlivening component is responsible for the health of a tiny self-contained ecosystem…

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Fridge Replacement Filters: When Do You Really Need A New One?

April 17, 2018

The cleanest possible water flows towards your fridge. A compact carbon block is industriously filtering contaminants so that the appliance discharges safely processed ice. Unfortunately, permeable carbon filters aren't meant to last forever. Those gritty contaminants are bound to choke the dirt-absorbing fitting…

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Improving Water Quality through Effective Water House Filtration System

March 30, 2018

Don't let your taste buds be mauled by dirty water. A house filtration system will take care of the poor water quality, but what filtration solution suits your unique needs? A four-stage under sink filter fits the bill if taste is the problem. But wait, it looks like the laundry units are suffering, too. Even the bath water's looking a little mucky. Maybe a whole-house system is in the cards…

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How Long Should You Run Your Swimming Pool Pump?

March 22, 2018

A question tickles the back of your mind. It won't go away, not until you have a definitive answer. Just how long is too long? Do you run your swimming pool pump for an indeterminate period of time, or is there a set number of operating hours? The pool needs to be clean and free of bacteria, absolutely, but that sparkling clear water shouldn't cost a fortune, right…

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Single and Three-Phase Pump Configurations: What Do You Really Need?

February 28, 2018

Single-phase and three-phase pumps, what's the difference? That's a hard question to answer unless the reader knows something about how electricity works. More power load capability, that's the advantage of a three line power supply…

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Common Problems and Resolutions with Reverse Osmosis System

February 14, 2018

In plain English, reverse osmosis systems remove water impurities by driving the fluid through a thin, semi-permeable material. This membrane is usually a synthetic, a filmy plastic that's formed from a thin sheet of cellulose acetate. Alternatively, polysulfone polymers also facilitate the osmosis effect. Still, despite the unquestionably advanced nature of this filtration system, problems find their way into the machinery…

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Pump Service and After Hours Repair in Melbourne: Call Parker Pumps

January 29, 2018

Failing pumps don't always fizzle out during normal workday hours. No, these process-essential fluid movers can break down at the worst possible moment. Imagine a typical night in Melbourne. An evening swimming class has been cancelled because of a short-circuiting pool pump. In some forgotten plant room, a heating pump is clogged…

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What Are the Advantages of Using Centrifugal Water Pumps?

January 15, 2018

Small in size, centrifugal pumps use rotary motion to create generous amounts of hydrodynamic energy. All of the components are mounted on a drive shaft, a configuration that uses a conventional motor or engine to generate spinning kinetic energy. Away from that electromagnetic motor, down at the impeller housing, the pumping mechanism busily spins a specially profiled metal or plastic disc…

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