Storing your garden pump during the autumn and winter seasons

After a long, hot, and very dry summer, it is time to store your garden or booster pump. After all, you usually do not need to irrigate your garden during the autumn and winter seasons. We provide information below about how your pump should be stored.

Before you begin, however, make sure the pump is as dry as possible; this means it should contain as little water as possible, preferably none at all.


First, it is good to store the pump in a place where it cannot be affected when the temperature reaches freezing point. The best place is a frost-free shed, garage, garden house, or storage area in the house.  Any water left in the pump could turn into ice, which expands. Even the strongest pump usually cannot handle this.


Icing is one of the biggest enemies of water pumps. As mentioned above, we recommend storing the pump as well as the suction hose and other components dry and in a frost-free place. Of course, you need to make sure that the suction and garden hose do not kink when you roll them up. Otherwise, they may weaken in spots that can start leaking or drawing in air.

People sometimes ask us whether the pump should be filled with antifreeze during storage.  No, absolutely not! Anti-freeze, and in particular the active component glycol, could damage the pump.

Starting up the following year

Before starting up the pump in the spring, first check the hose and pump thoroughly for possible damage. It is also recommended to apply a new piece of Teflon tape to all the connections, otherwise the pump could draw in air, which would have a negative effect on its performance. If you observe the above tips, the pump should serve you well for many years.

if you have any other questions about storing your pump. Feel free to contact us if you have any other questions about storing your pump.