Why Is Constant  Water Pressure Important?

Maybe you don't think your low water pressure is really anything to fuss about. Even so, you may experience water pressure problems like the washing machine taking longer to fill when the sprinkler is on, or the shower sputtering when you run the dishwasher — things you thought you just had to live with.

This site was designed to help educate homeowners on their water pump system and the benefits of having a constant pressure system — whether you have city water or a private well system, Franklin Electric has a constant pressure solution for your home

Why Constant Pressure?

Stop planning your life around your water usage and run the water you need when you need it. With a Franklin Electric constant pressure system you can wash laundry, water the garden and run the shower all at the same time, without sputtering water and diminished flow. Use the links below to get to know your water system and how constant pressure can benefit your home.

How does it work?

Conventional System

Private Well Pump System

Conventional Private Well System

A private water well is one of the best sources of water for your home, but it may not be the best source of water pressure. Homes with conventional private wells often experience inadequate or low water pressure for many reasons: low well levels, increased water usage, home addition or a new irrigation system. No matter what the cause, fluctuating water pressure and flow can disrupt the way your home works.

Private well systems are set up to run at a certain pressure per square inch (psi), which is typically 40 to 60 psi. The pump in your well is set to run at one speed, keeping the pressure in your tank at either 40 psi or 60 psi. When the pressure in your tank reaches 40 psi the pump starts and pumps water until the pressure reaches 60 psi and shuts off. As your family uses water in your home the pressure drops, and when the tank reaches 40 psi the pump starts again. When you use multiple water sources at once, like the shower and washing machine, water pressure drops quickly, causing your shower to sputter, washer to fill slowly and water flow to diminish.

Compare a conventional well water system to a constant pressure system.

City/Municipal System

Conventional City/Municipal System

Homes served by city or municipal water systems receive their water from water lines that run through the city connected to the water tower. Water pressure may vary for homes with city water due to old infrastructure in the city system or being located a long distance from the main water line. No matter what the cause, fluctuating water pressure and flow can disrupt the way your home works.

See the Difference   |   Click on the image below

See the Difference

Conventional System

Conventional Water Pump System

View how a conventional system handles water pressure using multiple household appliances.

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Constant Pressure System

Constant Pressure Water System

View how a Franklin Electric constant pressure system handles water pressure using multiple household appliances.

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How We Do It

How We Do It

View an interactive example of how our pressure systems work.

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Sprinklers

Sprinkler Water Pressure

View an interactive example of a sprinkler system using both a conventional system and a constant pressure system.

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3 comments

letwin

letwin

Do you also install. We are in mpumalanga

Laura

Laura

I don’t think so. Unless you have an alternative power source. These pumps work with electricity. No power = pump won’t come on.

Cherrie

Cherrie

Hmm. So can I still get constant water pressure during load shedding?

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