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Pumps are central to water delivery, fluid circulation and wastewater disposal. PumpProducts.com offers a select range of quality pumps for these and other key pump applications.


Well pumps are commonly used to transport water from a well to a residence. They operate in a variety of depths and are available in shallow, deep well and submersible designs.


Reconciling the elevation of a municipal water supply with that of a home or business is another common pump application. A booster pump used to maintain water pressure in a tall or high-set building is an example of a pump used in this way.


Irrigation pumps provide an example of pumps that deliver water for farming and lawn maintenance.



In closed systems, such as traditional plumbing and heating loops, pumps are used for hot water circulation.


A circulator pump is used in heating and cooling loops, radiant heating, hot water circulation, and indirect heating.


A re-circulator pump rushes hot water from a water heater to the furthest fixture to provide a home with instant hot water.



Pumps are central to wastewater disposal.


In low-set buildings, sewage pumps are used to transport wastewater up to a main sewer or, in some cases, to a septic leach field.


Sewage pump designs are as varied as the settings they operate in and a wide range of sewage pump accessories are available to tailor fit a pump to every application.


Sewage pump control panels and alarms make it possible to monitor sewage pumps as they process wastewater in subterranean areas. By sending vital information about a sewage pump’s performance they eliminate the need for frequent inspection.


Sewage pumps are available as individual units and as packaged sewage pump systems that include a sewage pump, collection basin and piping.


Toilet pump systems incorporate a sewage grinder pump and tank in a toilet unit that forms a self-contained sewer ejector system designed for free-standing installation in small spaces.


Explosion-proof sewage pumps are made for use in combustible gas environments such as municipal and industrial wastewater plants. They are constructed of flame resistant materials and components protected from contacting volatile solutions.


In commercial and industrial applications, wastewater pumps are often required to break down debris that is too large to pump out directly to a main sewer. Grinder pumps and shredder pumps are specially fitted with cutting blades to shear down solids, are examples of wastewater pumps that process wastewater before disposing of it.


Like sewage pumps, grinder pumps are available as packaged grinder systems that include all of the components necessary for residential or commercial sewage disposal.


Effluent pumps are used to dispose of grey water from sink and laundry drains.


Sink pump systems are small corrosion-resistant pump systems that are popular in utility sink, wet bar, air conditioning, dehumidifier and condensate drainage applications.




Increasingly pumps are being used to assist in flood water removal.


Sump pumps are the most popular form of residential flooding prevention. They are available in electric, battery-powered and water-powered designs.


Sump pumps are also available in submersible and pedestal pump designs. Submersible pumps are placed in large basement sump pits and can operate submerged in water. Pedestal pumps have external motors that can run outside of smaller sump pits while the pump drains water below.


High temperature sump pumps are used to drain high temperature manufacturing run-off. Elevator sump pumps are equipped with oil sensors that enable them to pump oil-free water from industrial and commercial elevator pits.


Because they operate out of sight the accessories available for sump pumps are designed to facilitate their automation and monitoring. They include alarms, batteries and sensors.


Utility/Dewatering pumps are used in a wide range of light residential and heavy industrial applications. Essentially water vacuums, they efficiently remove water from wet surfaces.


The rise in frequency and severity of megastorms resulting in flooding and power failure has led to a rise in the popularity of engine driven trash pumps that run on gasoline or diesel fuel instead of electricity and can transfer large volumes of debris-laden water.


Consult PumpProducts.com Buyer's Guides for details on these and other popular pump varieties.