The Importance of Pumps and water tanks


Optimal Pumps and Water Tanks provide ample water for diverse needs, from homes and businesses to industries. This guide explores various tank and pump types, critical considerations for purchase, their significance, and the collaborative efforts of Tricel Weston and Tricel Portsmouth, offering comprehensive solutions for projects requiring tanks and pumping systems.

Pumps and Water Tanks serve as pivotal elements within water management setups. They enable the storage, distribution, and pressurisation of water, rendering them suitable for commercial, industrial, and residential uses alike.

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Types of water pumps

Centrifugal Pumps

Centrifugal pumps are the most common type of water pump, characterised by their simple design and high flow rates. These pumps harness centrifugal force to effectively move fluids like water, oils, and solvents, converting electrical energy into mechanical energy for transfer.

Centrifugal pumps in various sizes and setups accommodate diverse fluid transport requirements. They include single-stage pumps for low-pressure tasks, two-stage variants for moderate-head applications, and multi-stage options for high-head operations, ensuring versatility across fluid transfer needs.

Submersible Pumps

Submersible pumps are crafted for underwater operation and are commonly employed for draining grey water in residential, commercial, and industrial environments. Each pump is securely sealed to safeguard its internal electrical components. The selection of a submersible pump depends on the specific water being pumped in each application.

Circulating Pumps

Circulating Pumps serve as water booster pumps, primarily used for conveying hot water within heating and cooling setups. Their primary purpose is to elevate water pressure throughout a heated water circuit. Two primary variations of circulating pumps exist on-demand pumps and time—and temperature-controlled circulating pumps.

Fire Pumps

Fire pumps, powered by electric motors or diesel engines, are critical in emergency fire response. Their primary function is to supply water from storage tanks to sprinkler systems or fire suppression mechanisms. These pumps efficiently deliver cold water from sprinkler tanks through pipelines to fire sprinklers, effectively extinguishing fires when needed most.

Factors to Consider Before Buying a Water Pump

Water Supply

When selecting a pump, consider the type and depth of your water source. Different pumps cater to specific applications, such as clean water, wastewater, shallow wells, deep wells, or surface water sources.

Water Depth

The depth of your water source dictates the type of pump needed. Submersible pumps are ideal for deep wells, while jet pumps suit shallow wells or surface water sources.

Pumping Capacity

Ensure the pump’s capacity matches your water demand. Consider factors like flow rate, pressure requirements, and peak usage periods.

Power Supply

Choose a pump compatible with your power source, whether electricity, diesel, or solar energy. Battery-powered pumps offer portability and standby functionality for emergencies. Match the pump’s power requirements to the power supply capacity to prevent overload or inefficiency.


Regular maintenance is crucial for prolonging the pump’s lifespan and ensuring optimal performance. Adhere to manufacturer recommendations.

Types of Water Tanks


Glass-reinforced plastic (GRP)

GRP water tanks are favored for their lightweight build and resilience. Tricel Weston offers a range of sizes and shapes to suit diverse applications.

One Piece Tanks

Tricel Weston’s one-piece tanks are not only designed for potable water storage, but we also offer customization with specialized resins for mild and aggressive chemical storage. Ranging from 45 to 16,000 litres, our tanks are WRAS Regulation 4(1) Approved certified, ensuring the highest industry standards.

Hot Press Sectional Tanks

Our Hot Press Sectional Tanks are the perfect solution for large-scale water storage needs. Constructed in a modular format from metric-sized GRP panels, our expert site crews assemble them on-site, ensuring easy transportation and installation. Certified to Regulation 4(1)a by KIWA, these tanks meet rigorous standards.

Internally Flanged (TIF) Tanks

Tailored for projects with limited plant room space, Totally Internally Flanged Tanks maximize water storage capacity with minimal clearance requirements. Our range, certified by NSF under Regulation 4(1)a, can hold up to 500,000 litres.

Tricel is your comprehensive source for water tanks and pumps. Contact us for a quote on your next project!


Factors to Consider Before Buying a Water Tank

Water Tank Capacity

When selecting a water tank, consider its capacity, water demand and available installation space. A sufficient reserve is crucial to meet water needs during low supply periods or maintenance.

Tank Material

Choosing the suitable material for your water tank is vital. Tricel Weston’s tank systems are crafted from top-quality approved materials, guaranteeing longevity and water purity. Factors such as durability, corrosion resistance, and suitability for your specific application should be considered.

Collaboration Between Tricel Portsmouth and Tricel Weston

Harnessing the combined expertise and resources of Tricel Portsmouth and Tricel Weston, we present an extensive array of water tanks and pumps tailored to diverse requirements.

One-Stop Destination for Pumps and Water Tanks. The partnership between Tricel Weston and Tricel Portsmouth epitomizes Tricel’s dedication to providing a complete solution for all pump and water tank needs. By merging their knowledge, capabilities, and product ranges, Tricel serves as a single destination for customers seeking premium water management solutions.

Whether you require a dependable water tank or a high-efficiency pump, Tricel delivers. This collaboration reinforces Tricel’s standing as a trusted leader in the cold water storage tank sector, offering unparalleled expertise to meet the evolving demands of its clientele.


Our skilled team of specialist engineers are ready to specify, supply, install, service and maintain pumps and their control systems


We provide preventative maintenance contracts and also cater for specific repairs, including replacements seals or complete overhauls


Our technical team will visit your location and complete an entire site survey to ensure your project is accurately specified, and the most suitable system installed and maintained to the highest quality


Through our 35 years of operation, we have accumulated a wealth of product knowledge and application experience that we use to support our customers