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5 handy submersible pump maintenance tips

Whether you use it for emptying a pond or swimming pool at home or for industrial drainage applications, a submersible pump must be properly maintained to ensure the best possible performance from it. We’ve put together five useful tips for looking after your submersible pump all year round.

  • Examine the inlet screen to ensure it isn’t blocked up with debris. This should be done every three to four months.
  • Ensure the float is unobstructed and can move freely so that it activates automatically.
  • The float can be tested by slowly pouring a bucket of water into the area the pump is placed in. The float should rise along with the water level, automatically starting the pump. If the pump doesn’t turn on, check the power connection and float switch for faults.
  • Check for, and remove, visible debris such as leaves, mud and stones in the immediate vicinity of the pump.
  • Inspect the discharge line to make sure it isn’t blocked up (or frozen during winter). If necessary, unclog the air vent hole in the pipe.

If you come across a fault during routine pump maintenance then give the experts at 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 leading suppliers Lowara. We offer free next-day delivery and a comprehensive warranty for convenience and peace of mind.

So for submersible pump repairs, maintenance and sales, call Matthew Gibbons on 07970 676272 or email and enjoy our friendly, professional and competitive service. 

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