The standard water pump is ideal for water that is clear, however, trash pumps are capable of processing dirty water that contains hard and soft debris such as mud, leaves, twigs, clumps of dirt sand, and sludge, that would otherwise clog up other water pumps. These materials will pass through the trash pump without clogging it up or damaging the components of the trash pump, although it’s important to note that trash pumps won’t grind up those materials. The trash pumps NZ locals love most are often portable and have been designed to pump large amounts of water containing sand and solids. Trash pumps also have the ability to send large quantities of water over a wider area, not just one focused point. Trash pumps are typically used for dewatering applications in trenches and drains, and some of the most common applications for trash pumps include dewatering trenches, drains, construction sites, and gravel pits; pumping effluent (greywater with limited solids) and liquid fertilizer; dampening construction sites to control dust; treating wastewater; diverting creeks; and watering fields and farming land.
What To Consider When Comparing Water Pumps And Trash Pumps
If you need to remove water that is clogged with debris, a standard water pump won't do the job without having some major problems (poor performance and clogging) because it’s only been designed to handle water that is relatively clear. Instead, you need to use a pump that's specially built to handle thicker water. When deciding on a water pump, there are some things you should keep in mind to get the right one for your needs.
Water quality and the possibility of debris - If your water is likely to contain natural debris instead of clear water, then a trash pump is a better option. A trash pump will remove any leaves, twigs, mud, sand, rocks, and other debris so that your pump doesn’t get clogged up.
Time constraints - If you have a lot of clear water that needs to be pumped quickly, a standard water pump will do the job at a high pressure and faster rate.
Portability - If you need to move a water pump around your property, then consider trash pumps as these are portable and simple to set up.
We’ve Got Your Trash Pumps Covered
Save yourself the hassle of expensive repairs and go with a trash pump for water that is dirty and contains solids. You can rest assured that our range of trash pumps will work particularly well in NZ conditions. If you need assistance when deciding on a trash pump, call our team today on 0800 378 478, and we can provide you with trash pumps NZ wide.