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Basics of a Booster Pump

Basics of a Booster Pump

A booster pump is a water pressure device that boosts the pressure and improves the water flow rate. Booster pumps should be installed by professional technicians that know exactly what they are doing. If you think you may need a booster pump installed make sure to reach out to Towle Whitney for more information.

Who Needs a Booster Pump?

A booster pump can be installed in commercial and residential applications. Commercial applications include hotels, apartments, car  washes, hospitals and others. Residential applications require a smaller booster pump as usually they will just be for a smaller residential or family home. 

Booster pumps can be needed whenever water pressure is seeming to be low or insufficient. After checking other common causes of why water pressure could be low, and none of those issues are detected, a booster pump will most likely need to be installed.

Before Installing a Booster Pump Make Sure Water Pressure is Not Low Due To:

  • A clogged pipe
  • Undersized pipes
  • A shut off valve

Benefits of Installing a Booster Pump:

  • More energy efficient (saving money)
  • Increased water pressure
  • Consistent water pressure

Different Types of Booster Pumps:

  • Positive Displacement
  • Centrifugal
  • Axial-Flow
  • Indoor Vs Outdoor
  • Residential Vs Commercial


Even gravity can be a reason why a booster pump may need to be installed! There are many reasons why a building or home could need an extra boost of pressure and a booster pump is a simple solution. Booster pumps are needed when the pressure and flow rate delivered at individual plumbing fixtures fail to deliver adequate pressure.

Washing machine