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Have you ever had a situation where you suspect that a pump may have slowed down, or may need to be upgraded / improved. Well here is an easy way to check.
What Unit of measurements would you like to use: Meters & Litres or Feet & Gallons
Why Might The Flowrate Be Low ?
The main thing to remember, is that their are allot of causes for lower than expected flowrates, other than a faulty pump. In fact, the most common cause of a low flowrate is the way in which it has been installed. Before you come to the conclusion that a pump is under performing, have a look at some possible causes
Start off with the easy stuff, is the pump clogged up, has one of the flexible pipes been blocked or squashed. Checking the basics is always the best way to start. And don't forget, if you are using a filter with a spray bar, remember to checked that it is not blocked up with blanket weed.