Domestic Water Pumps In Kenya

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Grekkon Limited’s domestic water pumps in Kenya are popular for household use. They evacuate water to storage facilities or power small sprinklers or hose pipes for home gardening. These water pumps are light and portable.

 

Domestic Water Pumps In kenya

Solar surface and submersible water pumps on display at Grekkon Limited. They are for both domestic, and agricultural use

 

Cost of Domestic Water Pumps In Kenya

  • Electric booster pumps. From Kes 6,600, 0.75Hp to Kes 27,500
  • Electric submersible water pumps. From Kes Kes 26,000 to @ Kes 47,000
  • Petrol generator water pumps. From Kes 13,500 to Kes 45,000
  • Solar surface water pumps. From Kes 75,000 to Kes 90,000
  • Solar submersible water pumps. from Kes 78,000 to Kes 90,000

The categories are;

1. Electric booster pumps

These are surface single phase motor electric water pumps with an inlet and outlet diameter of 1″. We supply them as; 0.5Hp, 0.75Hp, and 1Hp. The surface material is cast iron. Our our flagship brand is Speroni

An electric centrifugalwater pump

 

2. Electric submersible water pumps for shallow wells

They are submersible single phase motor electric water pumps with an outlet diameter of 1″ to 1-1/4. We supply them as; 0.5Hp, 0.75Hp, 1Hp, and 1.5Hp. The surface material is stainless steel. Our key brands are AICO and Speroni

 

Domestic water pumps in Kenya

Electric submersible water pumps by Grekkon Limited

 

3. Petrol generat0r water pumps

Our petrol generator domestic water pumps in Kenya are low pressure, low volume models. The company supplies and installs barnds such as; Carltons, Lifan, Power Italia, KATO, and AICO . The engine horse power is 6.5 and below. They have a maximum head of 30M, and a flow rate of 27 cubic per hour

The downside of petrol water pumps is CO2 emissions, which contribute to global warming, the chief reason for negative climate change being experienced today. To calculate the quantity of CO2 emission from a petrol water pump, multiply the fuel usage in litres by a factor of 2.67. For example; a pump that consumes 100 litres of petrol per month emits 267kgs of CO2 emissions monthly

A small petrol water pump

 

4. Diesel generator water pumps

Our diesel generator domestic water pumps in Kenya are medium sized portable units, and fixed large units.W The company supplies brands such as Carltons, Lifan, Power Italia, JD, and AICO brands . The engine horse power is from 10Hp through 45Hp. They have a head range of 45M to 120M, and a flow rate range of 35 – 100 cubic per hour

The smaller portable models are single unit comprising of both the water pump and engine. The large fixed units are assembled on purchase because the water pumps, and engine are separate units

The downside of diesel water pumps is CO2 emissions, which contribute to global warming, the chief reason for negative climate change being experienced today. To calculate the quantity of CO2 emission from a diesel water pump, multiply the fuel usage in litres by a factor of 2.67. For example; a pump that consumes 100 litres of diesel per month emits 267kgs of CO2 emissions monthly

Domestic water pumps in Kenya

A portable diesel water pump installed by Grekkon Limited on a farm in Siaya county

 

5. Solar surface water pumps

These are surface low wattage water pumps with an inlet and outlet diameter of 1″. We supply them as; 0.5Hp, 0.75Hp, and 1Hp. The surface material is cast iron

6. Solar submersible water pumps for shallow wells

They are submersible low wattage water pumps with an outlet diameter of 1″ to 1-1/4. We supply them as; 0.5Hp, 0.75Hp, and 1Hp. The surface material is stainless steel. The main brand is Grekkon Solar Pump

Domestic Water Pumps In kenya

How to select a water pump

I. Elevation

High pressure water pumps are necessary in moderate to steep elevations, while low pressure water pumps are ok on flat terrain. High pressure generator water pumps have a double impeller. This is what makes them powerful enough to evacuate water over a high gradient

II. By location

Solar surface or submersible water pumps or diesel and petrol generator pumps are the only options in off-grid electricity locations. If an electric water pump will be used, then it will be powered by a fuel generator. Electric water pumps on the other hand are restricted to locations that have  power connection . Electric water pumps motor ratings are categorised as single or three-phase power depending on the size. This is key to note during purchase so that the motor matches the power phase on location. Three-phase is for the larger more powerful motors, while signle phase is for the smaller, less powerful electric motors

III. By irrigation method

A farmer doing basin or farrow irrigation requires less pressure than one doing overhead irrigation through rain gun sprinklers. Both  irrigation methods need lots of water, but to rotate a rain gun sprinkler, high pressure is required. A grower who has a drip irrigation system will water his crop through gravity.  Another one with a  1-1/2″ rain hose irrigation kit will need a high volume water pump

 

Overhead sprinklers require higher pressure than basin flood or drip irrigation systems

IV Water source

Is it surface or well water? How deep is the well? Surface water pumps such as diesel, petrol, electric and solar centrifugals draw surface water from water pans, rivers,  and lakes. Submersible solar or electric water pumps are for wells. The size of the submersible water pump depends on the drawing depth, and the amount of water needed. The deeper the well, the larger the submersible water pump needed

V. Land size

The larger the acreage under irrigation, the larger the water pump, and vice versa. A small kitchen garden is easily irrigated with a small domestic electric booster pump. A plantation crop spanning 30 acres will require a large surface water pump

VI. Crop type

Certain crops such as onion, garlic, brassicas, grass, maize, carrot and many others will thrive under overhead irrigation. Others are better irrigated with drip irrigation such as tomato, peppers, chillies because they succumb easily to fungal infections as a result of water settling on their leaves for long. Rice is best grown under basin irrigation

VII. Water quality

If your irrigation water is of poor quality as a result of suspended particles, buy a water pump designed for that water quality. Most irrigation systems have a filtration system and therefore this rarely comes into play

VIII. Budget

Different types of water pumps are priced differently. Solar water pumps have the highest installation cost, but the least operational costs. Petrol and diesel water pumps are the cheapest to buy, but are expensive to run over time because they are high maintenance

 

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Established in 2017, Grekkon Limited is a Kenyan agribusiness company. It specialises in the provision of; - Irrigation systems - Greenhouse construction - Dam liners installation - Water pumps - Solar dryers construction - Agriculture nets - Borehole drilling The company has operations offices in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nyeri, Meru, and Nyahururu

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