How to set up a water pump?
1. For best pump performance, place the pump near the water level, and use hoses that are no longer than necessary. That will enable the pump to produce the greatest output with the least self-priming time.
2. As the head (pumping height) increases, pump output decreases. The length, type, and size of the suction and discharge hoses can also significantly affect pump output.
3. Discharge head capability is always greater than suction head capability, so it is important for the suction head to be the shorter part of the total head.
4. Minimizing the suction head (placing the pump near the water level) is also very important for reducing self-priming time. Self-priming time is the time it takes the pump to bring water to the distance of the suction head during the initial operation.