Despite the simplicity, there are a few details to consider for optimizing the pumping:
Arrange the pump so it doesn’t burrow itself into sand or clay. This is a common problem at construction sites. It can be avoided quite simple by placing the pump on a bed of coarse gravel or a plank. The pump can also be hung freely by a rope or chain, or put into a cut-down and perforated oil drum.
As sharp bends, kinks and pinching of the hose are reducing the capacity of the pump, a lot is won by avoiding those circumstances. Turn the pumps discharge connection so the hose doesn’t begin with a kink.
In order to achieve higher pumping heads, two or more drainage pumps can be connected in series. For this purpose, a series connecting flange is available as an accessory. It is important that the hoses are equip- ped with check valves, preventing the pumps from suffering from wear when the water runs back from high heads uncontrolled if a power failure should occur.
Tandem connection of pumps can also be used when the water needs to be pumped a longer distance. A simple arrangement can be pumping the water to a dedicated collection pit. The pit should be equipped with another pump, passing the water on. This technique can also be used for dewatering a greater area with several pumps spread out, pumping the water to a collection pit. The pit is then equipped with a greater pump, that pumps the water away from the site.