How to Buy a Water Pump

Absolute Water Pumps is commited to helping you every step of the way through your purchase of a water pump.  Follow the simple steps below to find the best pump for your application.  Please email us or call us at 888-264-2189 if you need further assistance through the important process of finding the correct pump for your application.  We can also discuss bulk order discounts, accessories you will need, and any other concerns you may have. We look forward to serving you.

Step 1 - Determine Pump Based On Water You Are Moving


Assumed Solids Size Submersible Utility Pumps Submersible Trash Pumps Dewatering Pumps  Semi-Trash Pumps  Trash Pumps  Diaphragm Pumps  High Pressure Pumps
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Clear Water 0" Best Good Best Good Good Good Best
Slimy Water < 1/4" Good Best Good Best Best Best No
Muck Water < 1/2" Ok Good Ok Good Best Best No
Muddy Water < 5/8" No OK No Good Best Best No
Silty Water < 3/4" No No No Good Best Best No
Abrasive (Sandy) < 1" No No No Ok Best Best No
Solid Content 1"-3" No No No No Best Best No
Ditch Water
Ok Best No Ok Good Best No
Running Dry
No No No No No Yes No
Septic Tank
No Ok No No Best Best No
Manholes
Ok Best Ok Good Best Best No
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Step 2 - Determine Pump Size



Submersible Pumps Submersible Trash Pumps Dewatering Pumps  Semi-Trash Pumps  Trash Pumps  Diaphragm Pumps  High Pressure Pumps
Inlet Diameters
2" 2" 2"-4" 2"-4" 2"-6" 2"-3" 1" - 4"
GPM
70-90 70-90 150-400 150-400 175-500 50-90 65-210
Lift
NA NA 26' 26' 26' 25' 26'
Head
33'-59' 36' 90'-115' 90'-115' 80'-115' 50' 180'-375'
Solids Handling
0" 1/2"-1" 0" 1/2"-1" 1"-3" 1.5" 0"
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Step 3 - Engine Driven Pump Attributes


 Submersible Pumps  Submersible Trash Pumps Dewatering Pumps Semi-Trash Pumps Trash Pumps Diaphragm Pumps High Pressure Pumps
Price Range  $100-$4000  $300-$1000 $400-$1500 $500-$2000 $600-$10,000 $1700-$1900 $250-$4000
Warranty  90 Dys-1 Year  90 Dys-1 Year 2-5 Years 2-5 Years 2-5 Years 2-5 Years 2-5 Years
Sediment Cup  NA  NA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Low Oil Alert  NA  NA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Spark Arrestor  NA  NA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Special Air Cleaner  NA  NA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Handles Air  Yes  Yes No No No Yes No
Clean Out  No  Yes NA NA Yes NA NA
Housing  Aluminum  Cast Iron Aluminum Aluminum Cast Iron Aluminum Aluminum
Port Material  NA  NA Cast Iron Cast Iron Cast Iron Cast Iron Cast Iron
Port Rotation  NA  NA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Impeller  NA  NA Enlargeable Thumbnail, Figure 7 Enlargeable Thumbnail, Figure 8 Enlargeable Thumbnail, Figure 9 NA Enlargeable Thumbnail, Figure 10 & 11
Impeller Mtrl.  Polymer  Cast Iron Cast Iron Cast Iron Cast Iron NA Cast Iron
Volute Material  NA  NA Cast Iron Cast Iron Cast Iron NA Cast Iron
Shim Impeller  NA  NA Yes Yes Yes NA Yes
Mechancial Seal  Oil Filled  Var. Silicon Carbide Silicon Carbide Silicon Carbide Silicon Carbide Carbon Ceramic
Check Valve  NA  NA NA NA Buna-N NA NA
Shaft Sleeve  Yes, Dual  Yes, Dual NA NA Stainless Steel NA NA
Wear Plate  NA  NA NA NA Stainless Steel NA NA
Replaceble Wear Plate  NA  NA NA NA Yes NA NA
Anti-Vibration Mounts  NA  NA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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