The term “tank to pump connection” usually refers to the plumbing between a water storage tank and the pump. On a standard connection, the hose is usually a flexi hose to absorb any movement and there is a ball valve together with clamps.  Things you might wish to consider for your tank to pump connection:

  1. Choose the Right Pump: Before creating the connection, it’s crucial to choose an appropriate pump for the job. Pumps come in various types, such as centrifugal pumps, external pumps, and submersible pumps, each suited for different purposes.  Please contact us for more information if you have any concerns with what pump is ‘right’ for your job. Contact us.

  2. Valves and Fittings: It’s a good idea to install a ball valve in between the tanks to pump connection to allow the shut off of water if required. 
  3. Strainers and Filters: Some pumps have Y valves pre-installed.  If your pump doesn’t then it would be a good idea to install a Y strainer with the connection hose to eliminate debris entering the pump. This helps protect the pump from damage.

  4. Placement: Ensure there is not pull on the hose – to minimize stress on the hose and the pump itself. 
  5. Regular Maintenance: Ensure to inspect the tank to pump connection to check for leaks, inspecting valves, and cleaning Y filters if applicable.

  6. Ball Valve: Ensure that the system has a ball valve or other shut off to allow for maintenance and fixing.

Finally, an efficient tank-to-pump connection is essential for the safe and effective transfer of water to the pump.  They are fairly inexpensive and is an imperative addition to a water tank with an external pump.

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