What are submersible pumps used for?

Submersible pumps are one of our bestsellers at Pump Sales Direct. Their popularity, in some part, derives from their versatility. Equally at home fighting fires (their cables are flame retardant) as they are handling seawater and extracting oil from thousands … Continue reading

How to create and maintain the perfect garden pond

A pond is an attractive proposition for many homeowners. A body of water brings with it a burgeoning ecosystem of aquatic wildlife and vegetation, as well as aesthetic value. Despite the obvious advantages of having a garden pond, the effort … Continue reading

The Wastewater Treatment Process

Over time, the pressure imposed on water supplies in the UK by climate change has facilitated the construction of close to 9000 wastewater treatment plants. Slowly but surely, they are becoming an important and even ingrained part of how we … Continue reading

The Evolution of Irrigation

Put simply, irrigation can be defined as the process of applying water to a crop for the purpose of aiding its growth. Thousands and thousands of years ago, the incorporation of irrigation as a mainstay of human society, also formally … Continue reading

An Introduction to Agricultural Irrigation

For the unfamiliar, agricultural irrigation is the manual application of water to land for the purpose of growing and sustaining crops. What sounds like a simple process is actually bewilderingly complex at times. With climate and crops differing by region, … Continue reading

Keeping your garden pristine in adverse weather

Maintaining a garden can be a trying undertaking at the best of times. When the weather isn’t quite in your favour, the work involved can be excessive. Fortunately though, there are a number of measures you can take to ensure … Continue reading

How to prevent your home flooding

Unfortunately, as climate change rages on and continues to worsen over time, so too, does the risk of flooding. Over the past few years, we have seen flooding become an increasingly frequent topic on the news, with intense rainfall causing … Continue reading

From plastic bags to paving stones: innovative solutions to the waste crisis

Disposing of hundreds of millions of tonnes of waste is no walk in the park – literally. The era of dumping waste in landfill sites is over. With the global population set to rise from 7 billion to 11 billion … Continue reading