Where To Buy a Submersible Pump

With climate change, many more people in Australia are resorting to water tanks. Alongside water tanks, come pressure pumps, and if you need a pump, you’ve come to the right place.

Buying a pump for your garden or house can be confusing at times. Should you buy a house pump or a garden pump? Does it need dry-run protection? How about a rain-to-mains system? Or would you like to buy a submersible pump? All these questions are crucial and need clarification before purchasing the perfect pump for your home or office. Fortunately, you are not alone. At Get Tanked Water Tanks, we help you make the correct pump decision.

With much experience in the field, you can trust us to sort out your pumping needs. We operate in Australia, primarily in NSW and Victoria. Explore our product range now to see our diverse options.

Crash Course in Pumping Stations

In short, pumps move water from one location to another. Pumps are used to water gardens, fill up cisterns and pools, and pump rainwater from a tank to supply water in our homes for daily use. Many questions may remain, so how do you know which pump is for you?

  • Home or garden use: Some people use their pumps for their gardens, irrigation, or water fountains. Others need to take water from their tank into the kitchen and bathroom. At Get Tanked, we stock pumps suitable for use inside and outside the home.
  • Litres per minute (LPM): Water pressure is measured in LPM. The higher the LPM, the faster water will flow. Lower LPMs could be acceptable if you only need the tank for washing machines or filling up toilet cisterns or pools. Water pressure of 20 LPM or higher will be similar to the normal pressure of a mains water tap. Consider the desired use of the pump and the number of outlets that may be used simultaneously.
  • If you have a double-storey house, we also stock pumps with higher pressure to ensure a fast flow rate of 55 LPM for up to four outlets.
  • Dry-run protection: Dry-run protection is standard in most pumps and refers to a pump’s ability to automatically stop running when there is no water in the tank. This protects it from damage.
  • Rain-to-mains system: This function, featured in many of our quality rain bank pump options, allows the pump to switch from using rainwater to using the mains water supply when the rainwater is finished.
  • Submersible: Submersible pumps are placed in the water instead of outside the tank. They operate underwater and are an increasingly popular option.

Should I Choose a Submersible Pump?

As already mentioned, submersible pumps are designed to operate while submerged in water. While a submersible pump might sound more appealing, there are many benefits and drawbacks to consider. Is it worth the extra cost? Consider the points below:


  • Waterproof: The obvious benefit is that they are hermetically sealed and can operate underwater without corroding.
  • Less energy: This allows them to use less energy as they do not need to draw water out of the tank. Instead, they include suction that draws water from around the pump.
  • Less noise: People prefer a submersible mains water pump because the sound of operation is muffled by the water. Other pumps can be quite loud, especially when situated too close to neighbors.


  • Extra cost: Submersible pumps tend to be more expensive, but at Get Tanked Water Tanks, we also have affordable submersible options.
  • May get damaged over time: While they are anti-corrosive, the seals can become eroded over time, allowing water to seep into the internals. This can be prevented by repairs from time to time.

While there are both benefits and drawbacks, you must consider your own requirements when deciding which pump to purchase for your house or office.

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Water pressure is the most important consideration when purchasing pumps for water tanks. Usually cheap water pumps are considered inferior. This is not always the case. Cheap water pumps can also do the job. Ensure you consider the quality of the pumps fittings, the water pressure and the warranty to be sure you are choosing the best water tank pump for your job.

Things to consider - water tank pumps?

In short pumps for water pumps are either:

  • Mains Connected
  • Non-Mains Connected

MAINS Connected Pumps

A rain to mains water pump contains a change over valve that allow water pumps to switch between water from the tank and mains water supply.

This valve is highly important in ensuring a reliable water supply for toilets, laundry or gardens. Its is estimated that households can save up to 40% of water when they install pumps for water tanks.

These water tank pumps can only be used for properties who have access to mains water supply.

We would always recommend an automatic changeover valve. This intelligent valve can determine when the water in the tank is low and will automatically switch to mains water supply.

NON-MAINS Connected Pumps

Some locations in Australia do not have access to mains water supply ie rural or semi rural properties. These properties must use pumps with No-mains changeover valve.

Also domestic homes who simply wish to use the water from the water tank to water their gardens, full their pools or simply washing cars may not wish to have a mains changeover pump.

All non-mains pumps have an automatic shut down when the tank water is not sufficient. This is to protect the motor.

As a final note, please remember the best water tank pump for your property must have sufficient water pressure to ensure that you wont be disappointed.