If you are looking to invest in a water pump for your home or business, you are in the right place. At GYC, we stock a range of quality Honda water pumps which make short work of any pumping job you might have.
We are leaders in providing water pumps to suit a variety of water transfer applications. Our pumps are all designed for easy starting, priming and will last for ongoing operation time and time again.
We stock Honda water pumps suited to clean water management, as well as pumps suited for use on construction sites and where water is mixed with debris.
For the water pumps Sydney trusts and uses – you’re sure to find your perfect pump here at GYC.
What Exactly is a Water Pump?
A water pump is built for one purpose: to move water from one spot to another. Honda water pumps have been tested time and time again and provide an exceptional, efficient and durable pump that you can count on every time.
Most of our portable pumps are bought to be used on large properties, on construction sites, on farms and in commercial applications. Our pumps are all petrol powered and run on unleaded fuel which means no more mixing oil and petrol!
Water transfer pumps
Whether you need a pump for irrigation, drainage or general purpose cleaning, you can rely on Honda water pumps to do the job. These pumps can transfer high volumes of water at a relatively low pressure. Some of the pumps that we stock are suitable for use in domestic applications
The more heavy-duty pumps – the WT20and the WT30– are perfect for use in commercial applications as they can transfer high volumes of water quickly and easily. They are ideal for flood irrigation, fast-fill tanker applications and dewatering of construction sites.
What to Consider When Buying a Water Pump
You need to think about a range of factors when you are looking to buy a water pump. Choosing the right pump comes down to understanding what your needs are and buying the appropriate pump for your application.
You want to know how quickly your water pump is going to get the job done. You need to look at litres of water per minute.
Our water pumps deliver between 140L/minute for the smallest water transfer pump we have and up to 1300L/minute for our largest trash pump. You do not need the biggest pump available – only the right size for your home/commercial application. Many home use pumps only need 100 – 200L/minute.
This goes hand in hand with the flow rate of pumps. Our portable pumps have a range of inlet sizes depending on the application. No matter the inlet size, the portable pumps all work the same way – they suck water in through the inlet valve and eject it from the discharge valve.
A larger inlet size just means more volume of water per minute. So if you need to get a job done, a 4” transfer pump is going to do the job four times faster than a 1” pump.
This refers to the maximum height that a pump can pump to. So if you have a pump that has a maximum total head of 27 metres, the flow rate is going to be zero when you’re at 27 metres of head. The flow rate diminishes with the height. You need to make sure that you are choosing a pump with a max head higher than the height you need to pump. Here is maximum head explained far better than we ever could
Just remember that the maximum head of the pump is going to tell you what your pump can do in terms of suction height and uplift.
Type of water being pumped
You need to know what kind of water you’re planning on moving. We sell two types of pumps – clean water and trash water pumps.
If you have clean water, then choose the pump specific to that application.
If you’re looking to move water with debris in it, you’ll need a trash pump. If you have to move anything else like sewage water or sludge, you may need a diaphragm pump, and for pumping industrial or agricultural chemicals, you’ll need a chemical pump.
We know that quality is very important to you, and that’s why we only stock quality Honda water pumps that are designed to last. Pumps are used for things like tanks and moving water from dams and creeks, and so you need to be able to trust it to continue working time and time again. You might be using a pump for home protection in terms of fire threats, and so you need to ensure that they won’t fail at a critical moment.
Understanding Your Water Needs
When you are trying to calculate your water usage in the home, it can be handy to know how much water each application uses per minute.
Shower – 20L/minute
Water saving shower – 7L/minute
Kitchen tap – 10L/minute
Dishwasher – 15L/minute
Washing Machine – 10L/minute
Sprinkler – 10L/minute
Hose – 20L/minute
Toilet – 9L/minute
If you have the toilet, shower, dishwasher and kitchen tap running at the same time, you will need 54L/minute.
This is just for a single person occupancy home and will depend on how many people live in the home. For water pumps Sydney wide, we can help, and can even advise you on the size and application for your pumping needs.
Applications for a Water Pump
You can use a water pump for a variety of applications in your home and around the home. You might need to:
Drain water from a basement
Fill a swimming pool/pond
Drain shallow flooding
Perform irrigation or sprinkling on a large lawn area
As well as a range of other applications. A water pump makes any task easy. Speak to us today in store or online – we would love to help you choose the perfect pump for your needs.