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Pump it up - but not quickly!
on 8 June 2012
I have had this pump for over two years now.
It is well made and ultra reliable.
Not worth it's full price - but when at a competitive offer price - it is a bargain.
It benefits from a very long mains cable.
As other people have commented, care needs to be exercised to prevent the filters clogging.
It has no float switch; However, I have left it running for hours submerged (with the outlet turn off) with no problems.
It needs priming to get the air out - especially when connected to a long hosepipe. A good shake around whilst in water normally does the trick.
You will need to give it a good drain when you remove it - good shake from the top and bottom does the trick.
Where it excels:
1) removing bath water - especially with a good height difference in your favour.
2) Removing water from locations without a tap connector - i.e. water butt without a tap, kiddie paddling pool, clean water well, etc.
3) Acting as a pre pump for a pressure washer.
Don't use with dirty water - there are more appropriate pumps out there.
Don't expect it to shift large volumes of water quickly - there are better pumps out there for that job.
Don't expect a large pressure if using a hose pipe on it - there are higher pressure pumps out there.
One last piece of advice - store it in a plastic box with a lid - do not leave it on a shelf or the floor. Various bugs love taking up residence in the bottom filter!