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Understanding Pressure Pumps and Water Tanks:

At The Tank Factory, we often receive inquiries from clients about whether they’ll need a pump with their new tank. While the answer may seem straightforward to some, there are several important factors to consider.

Do I Need a Pump? In most cases, a pump will be necessary for your rainwater tank setup unless the tank is positioned high enough to allow for “gravity feeding.” To successfully “Gravity Feed” the tank will need many meters of vertical height advantage above where the water needs to be supplied too. This is often impractical in urban settings.

Choosing the Right Pump The type of pump you’ll need depends on various factors:

1. Supplying an Urban Dwelling: If your tank and pump are supplying water to comply with building development conditions (e.g., for toilets or laundry), you’ll require an automatic mains water backup system. We offer two common pump bundles to meet these needs:
Pump Bundle with Rain to mains Valve (external pump): Suitable for all slimline and round poly tanks.
Pump Bundle with Rain to mains Valve (Submersible pump): Suitable for underground tanks but can also be used with slimline and round tanks.

2. Garden Watering: If your pump is primarily for garden watering, we offer a convenient Garden pump Bundle. This kit is perfect for running one or two garden hoses to handheld nozzles. For properties with a reticulated irrigation system, we have additional pump options available.

3. Supplying a Rural Property: If your pump and tank are supplying a rural property with no mains water, we can provide tailored solutions to meet your needs.

4. Commercial Properties: Some commercial properties use rainwater in various processes to reduce their reliance on mains water. We offer customized solutions to suit your specific requirements.

Get in Touch If you have any questions or would like to discuss your system and needs further, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team is here to assist you every step of the way.

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