The Powerful Pump Post



Alright, so you have some new jobs that might require a little bit of something extra from your WaterFed® system and you know you need a pump, but what is your next step? This post will have some more information that will help you make a decision for whenever you are ready to purchase a pump.


ac vs dc vs gas
The biggest choice you’ll want to decide upon is the type of power that is going to run for your pump. The most common type of pump is powered by AC power, or power from a wall outlet. This is going to give you the most selection of pumps when you are ready to purchase. When you are out on the job, all you need to have is a wall outlet to power your WaterFed® system. AC power gives the WaterFed® system consistent power while in use. Another option for AC pumps is to use a generator for your power. This option is ideal for window cleaners that are working on buildings that are without an outside outlet and has also been used as a business selling point, running completely sustainably from customers.

Another type of pump power is DC, or battery powered pumps. Although there are not as many options for this type of powered pump, it can be a great relief for a window cleaner to not have to rely on anyone’s power but their own. On the flip side, once your battery begins to lose its charge, the WaterFed® system’s pump power will be affected.

The last type of pump power is gas. The Gas powered pump provides a lot of power and gives good results. There are, however, limited choices when it comes to gas powered pumps. The other thing to consider is that you will need to be aware the pump’s gas levels, fill it up, and it wouldn’t be a bad idea to keep gas on hand.


Once you have decided on a pump that works best for you, you’ll want to figure out the best way to orient the pump into your system. One option is to put the pump before the system. This will pressurize the water going through the filters and give your water extra volume. It makes the process of filtering quicker and therefore produces more water to clean with. The other option is to put the pump after the system; it will pressurize the water vertically up the pole. This will help you to reach those higher-level windows. Another reason to orient the pump after the filtration is if you have great volume to begin with, great water pressure straight from the faucet, a pump will help get that volume up to the windows.

At this point, you are pretty well ready to work with your WaterFed® system and your pump. The last consideration is to stay aware of the pressure your system is creating as well as the pressure your system can handle. It is important to have a pressure gauge whenever you use your pump. The owners manual of the WaterFed® system will tell you the amount of pressure your system can handle.


Triple Crown Pressure Gauge After all these considerations, you are ready to begin using your WaterFed system in combination with your pump.
Amy LavinThe Powerful Pump Post

Comments

  1. malcolm reid

    very clear details.What are the components of this window cleaning system.What is the life of the media, filter material.Do you stock it .how do you charge the cannisters.How many operating hours do i have with a new system.I am interested in buying a small system for my Janitorial cleaning Outfit.Kindly advise on the points raised and the cost

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      Amy Lavin

      Hey Malcom,
      Thanks for commenting! This blog post is all about the pumps able to be used in a WaterFed systems (though it should be noted that not all pumps work with every system. Please refer to http://blog.window-cleaning-supply.com/2016/09/is-a-pump-right-for-you/ to see if a pump is right for your future system). If you wouldn’t mind live chatting with us on our site or giving us a call, 1-800-989-4003, we can help you pick out the system that best fits the needs of your Janitorial setup! Once we determine the system that best works for you, we can better tell you how long each filter lasts (note: it does depend on how often you use your system, so we give you a “best estimate”, “what you can expect” kind of estimate in regards to how long the system and filters will last before you need to replace them).
      We carry all of our Triple Crown systems in-house, in fact, we build them here, which allows us to always have our tools and spare filters in stock when it is time to replace your filters.
      Depending on how often you plan on using this system, we have some kit offers that include a pole and a system. For example, if your use is fairly infrequent, we have something like the Photon WaterFed Cart and pole kit that costs $535.00 for the system and a 25ft carbon fiber pole or if you’re looking for something that can be used a bit more frequently and has a system that can be upgraded when you are ready to take on more, we offer the NXT basic WaterFed cart and pole kit for $1049.00 that includes an NXT1 system and a 25ft Triple Crown hybrid pole. We can help navigate through pole materials and systems themselves when you give us a call or live chat.

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