Water Pressure Pumps: How Do They Work?

The purpose of a water pressure pump is to increase and stabilise the pressure of the water that comes out of the faucets, fixtures, and appliances at home. You may think that it is a device or machine that’s exclusively found and used in commercial and industrial settings, but you are wrong. There is an increasing number of households embracing the use of pressure pumps because homeowners are beginning to realise the value of it in fixing problems, some of which they never could address without it. For instance, the pressure pump allows you to fill the washing machine or tub in seconds instead of minutes, while you can have an efficient time in the garden if the water that comes out of the hose has the pressure like that of using a pressure washer.

A pressure pump will work more effectively and efficiently with the help of an expansion tank. The closed tank comes with a bladder and must be pressurised to work correctly. The pump is responsible for pulling the water into the tank and on the side of the bladder. The process will compress the air inside the bladder, eventually resulting in pressurised water.

If you haven’t seen or used a pressure pump before, one of the first things you must understand is that the device or machine could come in either manually-operated variety or an automatic model. The former comes with a simple operation since you merely need to turn the switch on when you need increased water pressure. But its biggest drawback is that you do not get a stable and continuous high-water pressure unless you spend all your time on the switch.

The automatic variety, on the other hand, is called by most experts as the “on-demand” system. It works by monitoring the water system and increasing the pressure whenever you need it. So, the reason why it is called on-demand is that it can provide you with enough supply of water whenever you need it. It is the better pressure pump compared to the standard variety because the monitoring feature and sensor for the need for powerful water flow makes it convenient for the homeowner. Nonetheless, there is no denying that its primary drawback is its price. You expect to spend several hundreds of dollars more to buy an automatic pressure pump compared to a manual version.

Finally, you also should know that there are pressure pumps designed to work in an outdoor environment or setting. For instance, you can look for something made for irrigating gardens and watering plants. There are scenarios in which your water fails to flow far enough to reach certain parts of the garden or lawn. The solution to that is using a pressure pump for a more convenient garden maintenance chore.