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5 quick tips for looking after your submersible pump

Whether you use it to empty a pond or swimming pool at home or for industrial applications such as sewage treatment, a submersible pump must be looked after properly to ensure you enjoy the best possible performance from it. Take a look at our five handy tips for maintaining your submersible pump all year round.

  • Check the inlet screen to ensure it’s not blocked up with debris. You should do this every three or four months.
  • Ensure the float is unobstructed and can move freely.
  • Remove any visible debris such as leaves, mud and stones from the immediate vicinity of the pump.
  • Test your pump by slowly pouring a bucket of water into the area it’s placed in. The float should rise along with the water level, automatically starting the pump. If the pump doesn’t kick in, check the power connection and float switch for faults.
  • During the colder months, check the discharge line to make sure it isn’t frozen or clogged up. If necessary, unblock the air vent hole in the line.

If you discover a fault during your routine pump maintenance then give Gibbons a call - we repair most pump types and provide free collection and delivery within a 50-mile radius.

We also stock our own brand of high-performance submersible pumps for clean and dirty water applications, along with models from reputable suppliers Lowara and T-T Pumps. We offer free next-day delivery and an extensive warranty for convenience and peace of mind.

So for submersible pump repairs, maintenance and sales, call Matthew Gibbons on 07970676272 or email for a friendly, efficient and competitive service. 

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