Homeowner Swimming Pool Fire Pump
Many homes in fire prone areas have swimming pools suitable for the Homeowner Swimming Pool Fire Pump. As a result of fire storms utilities are often not working. In addition, often when Firefighters are doing their best work, homeowners have reduced water pressure. Therefore, even use a garden hose becomes ineffective! Consequently, the water in your pool is all you need as a water source to protect your property.
Key attributes of this Homeowner Swimming Pool Fire Pump
The Keene Engineering Pump is made in the US and is serviceable with seals and backing plates in Los Angeles. The pump also has a stop cock drain valve for draining the pump for storage.
Known for its Precision machining and tight tolerances, the Keene Pump provides higher pressure and more flow rate than foreign pumps. This saves weight and uses a smaller easier to handle engine.
Honda 4-stoke Engines are known for quality and serviceability by local small engine services.
Only high quality 2 ply professional fire hoses and adapters are used. This makes the pump usable by your local fire department.
A quality foam nozzle and cartridges are available for covering plants and structures with a foam that lasts for hours. This is a proven concept in fire fighting.
Titus Nelson, an expert firefighter that worked for 7 years as a Smokejumper and fought California Wildfires is available anytime on the phone for help.
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The Homeowner Swimming Pool Fire Pump comes complete ready to use
The Homeowner Swimming Pool Fire Pump comes complete with 100 feet of 1-1/2 inch fire hose and nozzle. Most important, this hose is quality, mil spec, double wall. It will handle the high pressure high flow rates from the Keene pump. In addition the fire pump comes with 25 feet of 1-1/2″ hose so that testing can be done without unrolling the 100 foot hose. The unit also comes with 10 feet of 2-1/2 inch intake hose. Additionally, the cam-lock on the front of the pump means no tools are required for connecting the hose. Another important aspect of this pump is the flush port for a garden hose. After use, the pump can be flushed of the corrosive pool water. This keeps the pump in pristine condition for many years.
Four important items to keep your pump running pristine
There are a number of things you can do to keep you fire pump running in perfect condition for fire season. The following points are covered in our blog article Getting Your Fire Pump Ready For Fire Season.
- Use the short hose supplied with this pump for testing. If you want to dry it out real well use a leaf blower or the blower output from a shop vacuum. Keep the 100 foot hose rolled up for long term storage. This keeps mildew from building up inside the hose.
- After testing the pump, use fresh water from the tap to flush out the pump. Use a garden hose to direct water into the pump inlet and open the stop cock under the pump. Run the water through the pump for a few minutes to remove the corrosive acids and salts from swimming pool water. This will keep your pump pristine and ready for use.
- After using your pump run it completely out of gas. This will prevent the alcohol in the gas from collecting water and gumming up your carburetor. A good alternative is to purchase canned gas by the gallon at your local hardware that doesn’t have alcohol in it. Direct the hose output back into your pool while running. Make sure you are running water through the pump while running the engine.
- Test your pump twice a year. Once in spring before fire season and once in the fall before you store it away for the winter. If your pump is going to see freezing weather make sure it is dry before storage.
The finest engine available
A reliable GX200 Honda gas engine powers the precision Keene high pressure pump . The GX200 is well known as the premium gas engine for longevity and ease of starting. Most important, parts for this engine are readily available. All small engine service centers can service this engine.
Quality pump the back bone of the system
The Fire Pump includes a precision, high quality pump that Keene Engineering manufactures for demanding, long use dredging operations. This American made pump, from T6 heat treated aluminum is one of the finest pumps available. In addition, it has been in production for over 30 years. Most important, this pump has a closed face, tight tolerance impeller. As a result, the pump provides high pressure as well as high volume water flow. For this reason, quality, 2 ply, mil spec fire hose is provided with the pump. Extra 100 foot lengths of house are available – Spare Hose Rolls -100 feet.
Cat 6 Tools’ Homeowner Swimming Pool Fire Pump
Homeowner Swimming Pool Fire Pump
Enter the Keene Fire-Fighter. This must have tool is built on a cart with inflatable tires. For this reason, the pump is easy to move and setup. The Fire-Fighter is built around a powerful GX200 Honda engine and a precision Keene water pump. As a result, this system that produces an adjustable stream of water up to 75 feet with 100 feet of hose! Hence, we’re talking the same hose-power that the pro’s use. Just roll into position next to the pool and it is ready for action. No need for special tools, the quick coupler makes set-up a breeze. Just pull the rope like on a good old lawn mower and begin pumping water with up to 145 feet of head pressure and 250 gallons per minute! The unit comes with 100 feet of 1-1/2 inch fire hose and an adjustable fire hose nozzle.
Homeowners with swimming pools can effectively protect their homes when fire threatens by soaking down roofs, walls and landscaping Always ready in any emergency, even when water pressure and electrical power fails.
Fire insurance won’t keep the flames away from your home! If you live in drought ravaged areas, especially in the foothills, high fire zones, isolated areas with brush and wild natural growth, you need the Keene Fire-Fighter. Make sure you have this powerful protection to guard everything you have worked so hard to call home from the disaster of fire!
The Homeowner Swimming Pool Fire Pump is Manufactured by Keene Engineering, Chatsworth, CA in business manufacturing quality mining equipment for over 70 years.
Keene can repair pumps or replace seals if needed. Chances are you won’t need a new pump, just seal replacement. Let us know if you have a problem.
Links to accessories
Extra Fire Hose
Additional 100 foot lengths of 1-1/2″ fire hose are available.
Foam Fast Nozzle
Attach the Foam Fast Nozzle on the end of your fire hose and insert foam cartridge. A wet foam covers your structures and flammable materials with a foam that stays wet if you have to leave before a fire reaches your structure.
Foam Fast Cartridges
Foam Fast Cartridges come in packages of three.
Homeowner Swimming Pool Fire Pump Videos
Watch Video Below – Swimming Pool Water Supply
Watch Video Below – Setup, Shutdown, Maintenance
Watch Video Below – Standpipe Water Supply
Talk with a professional firefighter
If you have a question about these fire tools call and talk with Titus Nelson at Cat 6 Tools. He fought fires with the U. S. Forest Service and the well known Texas Canyon Hotshots on the Angles Forest north of Los Angeles. He also served 7 years as a Smokejumper in the Pacific North West and with the BLM in Alaska. In addition, he has direct experience with all sorts of fire tools, including the fire shovel, McLeod, Pulaski, and the brush hook. And finally, he has extensive experience with all sorts of axes, chain saws, and portable gas engine powered fire pumps.
For an interesting article on Smokejumpers tools, read the “The Smokejumper’s Ultimate Toolkit Checklist.
Want to become a Smokejumper? Checkout the National Smokejumper Association web page for more information.
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70 years of Manufacturing Experience
Keene Engineering of Chatsworth, California manufacturers the Holey Moley DIggers and Reamers. Keene Engineering in business now for over 70 years makes quality dredging and mining equipment. All parts are backed by a 30 day replacement and 1 years manufacturing parts defect warranty.
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