Grundfos Household Pump Buyers Guide

Grundfos Household Pump Buyers Guide

13th Sep 2019

Grundfos is classed as a premuim brand in the pump industry, they produce a reliable range of domestic household pumps, that are technically advanced, easy to install and efficient, ensuring high energy savings in

the following domestic and residential application sectors: heating and air conditioning, water supply, irrigation and gardening, and the popular use of rainwater.

With Grundfos extensive range, there is a Grundfos home pressure pump to suit virtually every home and budget.

Choosing the most appropriate model for your application depends on a number of factors :-

How much water will be required..? This is often considered in terms of the number of taps or oulets that are likely to be on at the same time

How much pressure will be needed..? Pumping through long runs of piping or to elevated places such as multi storey buildings requires more pressure than flat sites or compact plumbing systems

  • Why choose a variable speed pump?

Variable speed drive maintains water pressure at a fixed point regardless of an increase or decrease in water demand for your household. The number of taps being used in your home doesn't impact your water pressure or flow, with keeping pressure constant and steady.

  • Why choose a Jet Pump?

A Jet pump is the way to go if you have to draw the water up out of a tank or well and or other water sources requiring suction lift up. Jet pumps are also self-priming.The more depth the pump has to draw the less the flow at the destination. Jet pumps are centrifugal pumps that have a jet and venturi fitted to improve the performance of the pump. Jet Pumps are capable of pumping from depths up to 7-9m. Jet pumps tend to be a bit nosier than a multistage pump but are a neccesity when lift is required.

  • Why choose a Multistage pump?

These pumps are the best choice when you have a positive head of pressure available to the pump.These pumps are also more than often not self priming.So if your water tank is above ground with a discharge pipe at the bottom of your tank and your pump is at the base of the tank then this is positive head pressure and great for a multistage. If your pump is close to a living area then this is the best option as they are very quiet.Multistage pumps utilise several impellors and diffuser assemblies (Stages) to increase the pressure from the pump & using less energy to do so.

Grundfos Pumps offer a multiple range of pumps ideally suited for any domestic household application.

There range of domestic household pumps are :-

Variable Speed Household Pumps

Grundfos range of variable speed household pumps are robust, user friendly, which adjust performance according to water demand, providing constant pressure to all taps. The popular SCALA2 model is self priming allowing for use from both above and below ground water sources and the water cooled motor ensures quiet operation.

Common applications for using the Grundfos Variable speed range are mains boosting, household water supply, pressure boosting from above and below ground tanks.

Features that come with Grundfos variable speed pumps are :-

Variable Speed - The pump adjusts performance according to water demand, providing constant pressure to all taps

Self Priming - Ideal for pressurising water from above or below ground water sources

Energy Efficient - Reduced power consumption helps to conserve energy and reduce energy bills

User Friendly - Easy LCD displays for adjusting and monitering settings

Protective Functions - Features like dry run protection, anti cycling alarm and auto reset

Easy Installation - Quick and easy installation in only 3 steps

Self Priming Multistage Booster Pumps

The Grundfos booster self priming range are a compact booster pump designed for domestic and light industrial use. They consist of a robust multistage centrifugal pump and a pressure manager controller. The pressure manager allows the pump to start and stop automatically according to demand and protects the pump from dry running. The Grundfos self priming booster range is the perfect solution if you are struggling with insufficient mains pressure, and can also be used with above or below ground water sources.

Features that come with the Grundfos self priming booster pumps are :-

Self Priming - With a suction lift of up to 8 metres (self priming up to 4 metres)

Robust Design - All wetted parts are made from high quality, corrosion resistant stainless steel

User Friendly Interface - LED Indicators dispalying power status, pump running and alarm indication

Protective Features - dry run protection, thermal overload protection come as standard

Easy Installation - Simply connect the inlet and outlet and ajust the start pressure to suit individual requirements

Integrated non return valve - non return valve for backflow prevention

Basic Multistage Booster Pumps

A compact range of booster pumps designed for domestic and light industrial use. These models consist of a multistage cast iron pump with stainless internals and a PM1 pressure manager controller which allows the pump to start and stop automatically according to demand and protects the pump from dry running. Common applications for this range of pumps are household water supply, boosting from above ground watertanks and light industrial use.

Features that come with the Grundfos basic booster pumps are :-

Robust Design - All wetted parts are made from high quality, corrosion resistant stainless steel

User Friendly Interface - LED Indicators dispalying power status, pump running and alarm indication

Protective Features - dry run protection, thermal overload protection come as standard

Easy Installation - Simply connect the inlet and outlet and ajust the start pressure to suit individual requirements

Integrated non return valve - non return valve for backflow prevention

Basicline Self Priming Jet Pumps

The Grundfos Basicline JPC range is a compact booster pump designed for domestic and garden use. This range consists of a JPC self priming single stage jet pump, with a PM1 pressure manager controller. The JPC is also available with a pressure tank and pressure switch. This range of pumps are ideally suited for pumping domestic rainwater from your rainwater tank.

Features that come with the Grundfos basicline self priming jet pumps are :-

Self priming - with a suction lift up to 7 metres, this pump is ideal for for transferring water from wells or ground tanks. This feature makes this pump ideal for a large variety of installations

Robust design - the materials of the pumps are lightweight and ensure excellent corrosion resitance

Protective features - dry run protection and cycling alarm

Stable Operation - The pump ensures stable operation with excellent suction capacity even when there are air bubbles and small sandy impuritires in the water

User Freindly Interface - LED Indicators displaying power status, pump running and alarm indication