While all pumps serve the same basic function of displaceing large amounts of water or fluids, some pump types work best for unique situations. For example, a portable water pump is ideal for contractors who need a reliable way to remove large amounts of water from construction sites. These pumps are also helpful for firefighters, emergency response teams and homeowners. This type of pump is designed to be easily shifted from one location to another and is usually powered by an electric motor.
When selecting a potable water pump, consider the pump’s size and gallons per minute (GPM) rate. The flow rate measures how quickly the pump can transfer water from a source to the destination. Higher flow rates generally work more efficiently, but they may be more expensive and heavier. You should also determine whether you want a portable pump that is able to be powered by electricity, gasoline, or diesel.
The portable water pump that you choose should have a heavy-duty plated bronze volute for high durability and can pump up to 340 gallons per minute. This is a good choice for utility crews, boat owners, and homeowners who need to move a lot of water. This pump is easy to operate and is made with a lightweight, compact design that is easier to transport than many other models. It requires a small amount of maintenance and is easy to clean. It is also a quieter option than some other pumps.