How do you size a booster pump? To size a booster pump for your specific application, ask these questions:
- Do you have a two-story, four-bedroom, one-bathroom house?Are you moving water a significant distance?How far away is your water source?Pumps with a single impeller are not good at drawing water from a distance. If you want to use water from a pond for irrigation, then you need something with more horsepower to pump the water a long way. Water weighs eight pounds per gallon. If water must travel up a one-inch pipe that climbs several feet, then the pump has to push a significant amount of weight.