Introduction: What is a Grinder Pump?
A grinder pump is a type of submersible pumping system that relies on a rotating disk within the pipe to create turbulence. This turbulence pulls more water out and the grinding movement of the disk breaks the particles into finer pieces. The inside diameter of a grinder pump is smaller than gravel, sand, or other types of aggregate and can’t be used in systems with pumps or pipes that have an outside diameter larger than 4 inches.
Usually, grinder pumps are used in driveways and basements, but they can also be used in swimming pools and garden hoses. They are also sometimes used to remove tar or snow from roads. The ground does not need to be as hard as a driveway and the water may also be heated for better effectiveness.
The purpose of a grinder pump is to transfer water from one place to another without using a hose. When used as a submersible pump, the unit is submerged in water and will run continuously until it is turned off by either an operator or by a timer. It is possible to use hand-operated grinder pumps that may be powered by a car battery, or you can utilize a portable electrical generator or even your home’s own electrical supply.
Contrary to an above-ground submersible pump, which requires a dedicated sump pump to function, a grinder pump can be powered by the same power source as your regular electric or gas supply. The ground grinder pumps do not need to be secured as they can be used in any area of your home where access is possible. They are also much quieter than an above-ground submersible pump and require no costly installation.