Equipment

Pumps


In the garden different tools are used, all very useful for carrying out green care activities. In this section we talk about pumps, accessories that are fully part of garden tools. The pumps are practical and versatile tools, but can also be used for different functions. Within the individual articles of our section we will examine the characteristics of these accessories far and wide. In our presentation text, instead, which we use to call "text section", we want to accompany you precisely in the knowledge of garden pumps. garden pumps they are mechanical accessories that are used both to irrigate and to suck water from various sources, including the pool, tap and tanks. The pumps can operate through different feeding systems. In fact, these systems, more or less powerful, allow the use of pumps both for irrigation and for suction. The water intake from the tanks must however be carried out with high pressure pumps and therefore in the choice of these accessories it is first necessary to carefully evaluate the use that will be made of them. In the market there are electric pumps, also called electric pumps, motor pumps and pumps and pressure. The pumps can have different functions: those that irrigate are also called spraying. These are tools to be used to spray water on plants. The sprayer pumps are equipped with an ergonomic handle, shoulder strap to be carried on the shoulder and a delivery lance. On the market there are also pumps for spraying liquid fertilizers to be mixed with water or herbicides to combat plant diseases. Pumps that spray herbicides must be used with extreme caution, wearing overalls, gloves and a mask to avoid serious intoxication. It would be better, however, not to use pumps to spray pesticides on plants. Whenever possible, better to use natural herbicides. As mentioned in the previous paragraph, the market offers electric, motor and pressure pumps. The former are equipped with a power cable to be connected to the electrical outlet and can be used to irrigate or suck up water from the tap or the pool. These tools are also useful for draining the residual water of the pond just before frost arrives. Pumps with petrol engines have the advantage of not having the electric power cable or cable with them. The operating mechanism of these pumps is in fact petrol-based. Pressure pumps, on the other hand, are very powerful tools that also serve to suck water from tanks. These pumps are put right under water and allow you to suck up thousands of liters of water in a few hours. Because of the fact that they remain underwater for a long time, pressure pumps are also called "submerged pumps". The pumps are designed to guarantee maximum practicality and maximum comfort. The materials are ergonomic and resistant to shock and damage. The external design of the pump is usually represented by a semi-circular or cylinder container (the body) to which is applied a filling nozzle, a suction and delivery circuit and an ergonomic handle. To facilitate transport, the pumps are also equipped with rubber wheels. This feature makes the pumps very quiet. The construction materials of the pumps are resistant to oxidation, frost and impact. In general, ceramic and stainless steel are used for the pump body. The ceramic is used as a coating on the interior walls, to protect the frost pump, the feeding mechanism and the part that turns are instead protected by a double insulating material that prevents serious damage caused by impacts and ensures the proper functioning of the pump
Maintenance
The good life of the pump is also guaranteed by good maintenance. There is no doubt that a quality product lasts a long time, but if maintenance is neglected, sooner or later this will also end up wearing out. Generally, manufacturers equip pumps with safety switches that protect the motor from overloads. However, you must always check that the tool is working properly. The pumps must be checked both before and after each use. All the precautions to be followed for maintenance are indicated in the user manual. Moreover, garden pumps are not suitable for containing salt water, corrosive or flammable substances. Before aspirating the pool water, it is therefore necessary to ensure that it is not treated with chlorine or other corrosive substances. Pumps also exist to contain brackish or calcareous waters, but this specification must be clearly indicated by the manufacturer.
The costs of the pumps vary according to the quality, the power, the operating mechanism and the methods of use. The pumps that only serve to irrigate, also called "spraying", cost just under twenty euros, while those to suck up the water range from seventy to two hundred and fifty euros. More information on pumps, in the articles of our section. We invite you to consult them to keep up to date on the features of these tools. Enjoy the reading