Rainwater can be stored in tanks and used for several purposes at home, a common use being for watering the garden. Handling the rainwater received efficiently can help in meeting the water needs for different requirements and happens to be a cost-saving affair. The water conserved and stored in the underground tanks or sumps will then need to be pumped up for usage with the help of a rainwater pump or rain tank pump.
All approaches to rainwater conservation or harvesting will require a pump to supply it to the necessary areas. Since the water is usually stored at a level lower than where it is required, there is always a necessity to push the water upwards from the tank with the support of a pump.
Different types of pumps are used for supplying the rainwater stored in the tanks. One is the submersible type pumps that are stored inside the tank itself. The advantage of submersible pumps is that no additional space is required and noise can be avoided with the pump submerged in water. The other type of pump may be kept at the surface level outside the water tank at a convenient place, would suck the water from the tank and provide it to the garden and other facilities through well-connected pipes.
The type of pumps and their installation may vary depending on the needs of the houses, commercial buildings and other establishments. Few factors that may affect the functioning and performance of the pumps are the depth of the rainwater tank, the distance to which water has to be pumped and so on.
With a high-quality pump, properly constructed tanks and good rainwater harvesting installation, there are multiple benefits like proper utilization of water for many purposes, saving on water bills and an efficient water conservation technique in place.
Another example of a scenario where water is stored and used under the normal ground surface is that of a swimming pool. Water that is used in the pools always needs to be maintained in healthy and hygienic conditions. Proper maintenance of the swimming pool is a requirement to be followed by adhering to the strict guidelines since there are high chances of infection and transmission of water-borne diseases.
Swimming pool pump is used to maintain the water in good condition and continuously filter all unwanted and harmful substances. The water needs to be regularly processed to ensure hygiene, kept clean and safe for people to use it without any risk.
Pool pumps work quite similarly to other variants and take care of the below aspects
- Ensure proper mixture and flow of necessary chemicals through the water to keep it clean, healthy and devoid of any germs.
- Regularly filter the water to remove any harmful substances, debris and other material
- Manage the recycling of water used in the pool frequently to maintain the highest quality
- Do proper sanitization, heating and filtering of the pool water constantly to meet all the hygiene requirements
As part of the recycling and sanitization process, the pumps suck the water out of the pool, process it efficiently to remove any large debris by taking it through the skimmers and drains and finally send the clean water back to the swimming pool for use.