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What are submersible pumps?

Submersible pumps are intended to function with the pump and motor immersed in the water (or other fluid) to be pumped, with the motor used being completely watertight to prevent any liquid seeping through which may cause it to short circuit.

"This kind of pump does not need priming"

This kind of pump does not require priming and reduces the risk of cavitation, a common problem. Cavitation occurs when bubbles form in the fluid low-pressure area and collapse in a higher pressure area of the pump - causing noise, damage and loss of efficiency.

Submersible pumps are used in many applications. They can be lowered into wells to extract water for drinking and irrigation, or in pits and sumps to pump out wastewater. In domestic situations, if a cellar or basement floods then a submersible pump offers a solution for fast removal of water. Many people use submersible pumps in their pond to create a waterfall or simply to empty it as part of a regular maintenance programme.

"Submersible pumps can be used in wells, cellars, swimming pools and ponds"

Gibbons stock a wide range of submersible pumps, with clean and dirty-water models covering pond care, emptying of swimming pools and flood drainage. We’re also a proud supplier of Lowara and T-T Pumps products, including chopper and grinder pumps which tackle heavy-duty work in industrial environments.

So whether you’re looking for a domestic or commercial pumping solution, call us on 01621 868138 or email and one of our team of experts will be happy to answer any questions you may have and provide a competitive quote.

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