3 Key Factors to Consider in a Portable Water Pump

WP Law - Thursday, September 14, 2017
Pool Water Pump

Water pumps are useful tools used in a myriad of applications in the residential, agricultural and light commercial sphere. When choosing the ideal water pump, there're different features that you're going to factor in. Below are the key things to consider in a portable water pump.


If it were a stationary water pump, then the weight factor should not be an element of concern since you're going to leave your pump in the same place most of the time. However, for portable water pumps that are constantly relocated from one place to the other, it's important that you choose a lightweight design.

Energy source (gas or electricity)

Choosing the energy source that will power the pump is an important aspect that you should consider. Both of the energy sources have their unique benefits, limitations and are ideal for different tasks.

An electric water pump is commonly used where electric power is readily available. Unlike the gas water pumps, the electric versions of the pumps are quieter, more efficient and do not require as much maintenance. On the flip side, the gas (or diesel) powered versions are more versatile and can be placed wherever they are needed without the need for an electrical power source.

Flow rate

The flow rate is the volume of water that is pumped over a given time. This is typically measured in gallons per minute (GPM). The flow rate will determine how fast you will be able to get your job done. Depending on the intended use of your portable water pump, you can choose different flow rates.

Whether it's just draining water from your swimming pool or for your lawn sprinkling purposes, choosing the right water pump will make your water pumping endeavors a memorable experience. If you would like to know more about the portable water pumps, contact our experts at W. P. Law, Inc. for more information.

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