A floating pump for water is a useful device that is used for flood protection, flood control, and to remove excess water in flooded areas. These pumps are also useful in dewatering applications, refilling fire engine tanks without having to make a water reservoir, and emergency irrigation.
Floating pumps are usually constructed with a submersible electric motor that is housed in a waterproof pump case. These are called centrifugal pumps and they function as one unit to provide a constant flow of liquid. Float switch models are available in a wide range of sizes and capacities to handle various amounts of liquids including clean and dirty water services with varying levels of solid materials.
The main advantage of a float pump is that it can be easily relocated to different pumping zones without having to make major construction or civil engineering work on the area. They are especially useful in difficult geographic areas and in emergency situations where speed is important for the operation of rescue vehicles.
When buying a float pump it is important to check that the model has a connector that will allow you to plug in a regular power cord. Having to splice wires in wet environments is not only a safety issue but can also permanently damage the pump. It is also a good idea to choose a float switch with a maximum flow rate and pressure capabilities that are compatible with the intended use of the floating pumps for water