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Frequently Asked Questions about Booster Pumps

Booster pumps are an essential device that is used to increase water pressure in homes, commercial buildings, and other applications such as fire sprinkler systems, irrigation systems, and more. Despite their numerous benefits, people still have many questions about these pumps. In this blog post, we will be answering some of the most commonly asked questions about booster pumps.

What is a booster pump, and how does it work?

A booster pump is a device that is used to increase water pressure. It works by sucking water from a low-pressure source, such as a storage tank, and then pushing it through a high-pressure pipe to the destination. The pump motor powers a rotating impeller, which creates a vacuum that draws in and pushes out water. Booster pumps are designed to be compact, fast, efficient, and easy to install.

How do I know what size booster pump I need?

The size of the booster pump you need will depend on the size of your home or business, the number of fixtures you have, and water usage. Towle Whitney can help you determine what size booster pump you need to meet your needs. It is essential to note that if you choose a booster pump that is too large, you may end up wasting energy and increasing your electricity bills.

How do I maintain my booster pump?

Regular maintenance of your booster pump is essential to ensure it is working correctly. Some of the maintenance tasks required include inspecting and cleaning the pump motor, checking the pressure switch, cleaning the impeller, and checking the pump’s overall performance. It is also essential to ensure that the pump is not running when there is no water supply as this can cause damage to the pump. No need to be intimidated by this maintenance though, Towle Whitney can always be called for help on this matter.


Booster pumps are an effective way to increase your home or business’s water pressure. Knowing how booster pumps work, how to determine the size of the pump you need, and how to maintain it will help you get the most out of your investment. If you have any further questions or concerns about booster pumps, consult with Towle Whitney to get the support you need to make an informed decision.