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Water Pumps Made Simple

Plastic-Mart offers a full range of water pumps from some of the biggest manufacturers in the industry, including Briggs & Stratton, Honda, Delavan, Walrus and Rule. These water pumps can be used in a wide range of applications, such as lawn and garden, farming and livestock, and industrial jobs, as well as, emergency prevention in the case of flooding.

When buying a water pump, the first decision you’ll need to make is whether you want an electric- or gas-powered pump. As a rule of thumb, gas-powered water pumps are usually found on job sites and for irrigation purposes. They are also perfect in the case of remote locations that do not offer a power source to accommodate electric pumps. With powerful engines, these gas-powered pumps can move as much as 750 gallons of water per minute (GPM). Typically, GPM is the number that will determine your purchase as this relates to how quickly a pump can get its job done.

Electric-powered water pumps are great for indoor use, watering your lawn with sprinklers or pumping a pool, and are typically able to move up to 30 gallons of water per minute, making them perfect for occasional home use. Most are 120V, capable of being plugged into a standard household outlet. Although not as powerful as gas-powered models, electric water pumps will require less maintenance as you won’t have to worry about oil changes and other upkeep. You’ll need to operate these within an extension cord’s length from an electrical source.

Some of the most popular electric-powered pumps at Plastic-Mart include the ones from Walrus America. Coming in a range of power ranges (1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 HP), they offer an ideal solution for residential, commercial and light industrial applications. These pumps are designed for use with potable, clean non-potable water, or other non-corrosive liquids. The Walrus America TQ pumps are a complete, all in one unit with a pump, motor, pressure tank, and electronic controller included.

Our line of water pumps at Plastic-Mart includes submersible pumps, well pumps, and specialty water pumps. As their name suggests, submersible pumps can be submerged in the water you need to move. These are built with homeowners in mind, and can be used to remove standing water, empty clogged sinks or drain window wells and other problem areas. These come in two types – utility and trash pumps.

Well pumps are used to deliver water from an underground source to your home. They also boost water pressure so you have a consistent water supply, especially important for showers. There are three types of well pumps: shallow well, deep well and convertible well pumps. Generally speaking, the depth of your well will determine which type of pump you’ll need.

If you’re in doubt about what type of electric-powered or gas-powered water pump is right for your use, or need help picking out a specialty water pump, our friendly team of customer service representatives are available to chat, 24/7 or by calling the following toll-free number: 1-866-310-2556.