Big Boys have Seriously Big Toys!

Do you like my new yacht? I wish!

When most people talk about a yacht it’s normally a small wooden craft, or modern composites these days, for sailing on a local lake, or even a child’s toy on a pond.

On this occasion we have had the pleasure of working with the Chief Engineer of a yacht with slightly different proportions. The yacht that is, not the Chief!

Just to give you a clue as to the size of this wonderful craft, she has her own helicopter pad, two boats stored on her forward deck, and at over 100 metres in length plenty of room for the maximum number of guests being somewhere less than 40 and also less than the crew!

This yacht has not yet had its third birthday but needed a new booster set to serve its incredibly fortunate guests in their luxurious bathrooms.

Whether you have a boat for your bath, or a superyacht or super-tanker we would love to hear from you!

Image by Peter H from Pixabay

Keeping London Dry!


Cougar Pumps are proud to have a 4 year contract in place for the servicing of 53 sumps and pumps for 4 different flood protection locations. The pumps are a combination of stormwater and foul water pumps.

The annual service takes place in very high risk confined spaces and consists of:

  • Lifting of pumps from sumps, overhaul & topping up of oil levels
  • Emptying and wash down of sumps
  • Testing of all alarms
  • Non-return valve to be removed and checked
  • Full report detailing all electrical readings and photos of major components to be issued

The 4th year involves a major service which includes changing of the following components:

  • Bearings
  • Mechanical seal and non-return valve

All pumps and equipment are explosion proof due to the criticality of the barrier.

Here at Cougar we care about the longevity and reliability of your system. We encourage you to pass on the responsibility of your equipment to us to ensure you get the peace of mind you deserve.

No job is too big, or small.

Should you be interested in a service contract, take a look at the different packages we offer & get in-touch.

Avoid inconvenient basement flooding!

Pumps for basement flooding

Flooded basements are a common occurrence, especially around this time of year.

Basement flooding can occur regularly when there is heavy rain, or a high water table- although it can actually happen to virtually anyone who has a basement, even during dry weather. If floodwater is not removed quickly, it will ruin more than just a photo album and old toys, it will permanently damage your home.

Why does basement flooding occur?

There are many reasons as to why basements flood. Flooding can occur by flow or seepage through the walls or foundation floor, from surface water sources, or by a sanitary or storm sewer backup.

It is important to remember that basements are inherently prone to flooding. They are the lowest level of a building, commonly built partly or entirely below ground level. Groundwater is water that is located below the ground’s surface. Therefore problems arise when the groundwater level can be at times, above the level of the basement floor. In some locations, groundwater can be above the level of the floor at all times.

Sewers are also located below the ground. This includes all types- storm, sanitary and combined. While in most cases, sewers are below the level of the basement, the water level in the sewers at times can also be above the level of the basement floor.

Gravity does its best to move water from high to low. If either the groundwater level or sewer level around your home is above the basement floor, gravity will try to move that water into your basement.

Other common reasons:

  • Poor lot grading: the sloping of the land is promoting water flow toward the house
  • Poorly maintained foundation: cracks have developed that allow water to seep into the premises
  • Problems with pipes: both the weeping tile and laterals have issues

Most basements require a sump pump to assist with the drainage of groundwater.

Sump pumps, when working properly and adequately maintained, can safely pump excess water above the foundation and way from it.

Here at Cougar Pumps we can supply a range of sump pumps, to suit your individual requirement:

  • A variety of submersible puddle pumps
  • Submersible sewage pumps
  • Submersible chemical pumps
  • Submersible cellar pumps
  • Automatic submersible cellar pumps
  • Stainless steel submersible pumps

Send us your requirements & we’ll quote the pump suited to your needs.

Puddle pumpSumbersible cellar pump Submersible sewage pump


Innovative Sewage Technology

Sewage Pumping Unit

Water and sewage are issues, which concern decision makers more and more today. On the one hand, environmental issues make new and innovative solutions necessary;  public utilities have to deal with individual challenges and cost requirements, which make highly reliable and effective solutions necessary. This applies to the sewage disposal on communal as well as on private properties.

Cougar Pumps are authorised distributors of STRATE – sewage pumping station specialists.

STRATE offers technically approved solutions to sewage transport problems, as well as more in sewage technology – not only in one, but three areas.

Sewage Pumping Stations

STRATE sewage pumping stations- AWALIFT are particularly suitable for removing sewage from private properties, and for communal drainage. This can be done up to a height (pump head) of 120 metres. An AWALIFT may be suitable for several sewage pumping stations equipped with submersible pumps, an economic factor in the utilisation of new drainage systems, as well as in refurbishment projects. The AWALIFT pumping system is a unique STRATE development and offers a closed container solution free of smell. The integrated separation prevents the pumps from clogging- and therefore considerably reduces the running costs. The dry installation allows easy access and maintenance.


Non-Return Valves

STRATE non-return valves are particularly designed for sewage application. The basic AWASTOP type offers 100% free flow passage and a low flow resistance in combination with silent operation and the best protection against clogging possible. RSK non-return- valves over and above this act against pressure surge and water hammer in a most effective way. The sandwich type RSK Sb non-return valves can be operated under a working temperature of more than 200 degrees Celsius; they are applied in blowers and compressors.


STRATE BEV sewage air valves provide your pumps to meet their duty point as calculated and in long terms. STRATE BEVs afford the one-of-a-kind opportunity to reduce pressure surge and to save energy costs. Reliable aeration and air-bleed valves are avaliable in various standard, as well as individual sizes for specific solutions.


STRATE offers the pressure relief valve EVA to ease the start up of blowers and compressors, which makes the application of sophisticated externally controlled fittings obsolete.

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Give us a call if you have an enquiry about sewage stations, we’d be glad to help. +44 (0)1442860000

Save Money & Energy Consumption with Washer Systems

Cougar can supply Energy-saving high-pressure pump packages, designed for multiple gun wash down systems!
Wash-Saver Pump System
Common multiple wash down systems are sized to run at full demand at all times with the unrequired water circulated until the demand is increased. The Wash-Saver system produces only the water flow that is actually required, eliminating the need to recirculate the flow. This results in significantly lower energy costs and water usage.
  • Pump unit/s comprising of Pump, Motor, Base, Guard, Transmission, Sensors and Valves
  • Single Variable Speed Drive Control Panel
What are the benefits?
  • 24/7 high-pressure cleaning water availability
  • Minimal water bypass
  • Pump speed matched to demand resulting in energy reduction
  • Positive displacement pump, with 85% mechanical efficiency reduces energy consumption
  • Easy on-site servicing, reduces downtime

What are the options?

  • Multiple pump units
  • Interconnecting inlet and discharge pipe work
  • Header tank/s
  • Remote access
  • Accessories: other valves, components or sensors


  • Instant response to changing gun demand reduces water use
  • Low consumption idle mode
  • Automatic start/stop function (sleep mode) saves energy costs
  • Run dry and pipe leak detection for better maintenance
  • Pre-configured control panel with adjustable parameters

Wash-Saver Control Panel

Wash-Saver Operation

Demand is managed by the Wash-Saver control panel, specifically designed to exactly match demand with supply. The Wash-Saver uses a feedback signal from a sensor to a variable speed drive (VSD) to control the pump speed. The pump, drive motor, accessories and VSD panel come fully assembled, tested and pre-configured at our UK facility to match customers’ individual requirements.

Optional pre-piped water header tanks can also be supplied, and installation into existing centralised high-pressure pipe systems is an uncomplicated procedure. The control panel can be readily incorporated into a factory automation system or linked into a local area network.

Do you require a wash-saver system?

Give us a call, or fill out our enquiry form, we’d be glad to quote.

We’re recruiting!

We're hiring

We’re pleased to announce that we are looking to add an experienced Mobile Engineer to our existing team.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Pump Engineer to work for a well established company within the pumping industry. The role requires a mobile engineer, which has vast experience working on site with a wide range of different pumps and pump applications.


  • Installation & maintenance of a variety of pump types, heating, sewage, storm water , booster sets and pressurisation units.
  • Completing required paperwork for service, installations, commissions etc.
  • Perform on site repairs and servicing, having some electrical knowledge would be an advantage.

The role:

  • Field service role
  • Hours 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday (overtime available)

If this position is of interest to you, please submit your CV to:

Be Prepared- Ensure you have preventative maintenance in place prior to the winter months!

Industrial Pump System

All pump systems consist of mechanical devices which require maintenance periodically.The frequency of maintenance depends on the demands, loads of a system and how critical the application. Routine maintenance to a pump system is critical for longevity and reliability.

Common Pump Issues:

Sewage pump system failures can be caused by increasing amounts of blockages within the pumps and valves, which trigger unreliability- meaning the pump could fail at any given moment without any prior warning- and result in sewage flooding. Pump downtime can cause inconvenience to your business and emergency call-outs are often expensive and can require tankering.

Unmaintained booster sets can result in inconsistent water pressure and ultimately cause failure of your water supply. Typically on a cold water system, it will be the non-return valve or pressure vessel which fails, causing damage to the pipework resulting in erratic water pressure. A block of flats with no water supply or car wash service with fluctuating pressure soon becomes an emergency.

What are the solutions:

A well maintained pump system is far less likely to give you unexpected issues. Get the peace of mind you deserve! Rest assured that even when your system is running under maximum load, it will remain efficient.

When routine maintenance is carried out by highly trained personnel, it ensures all system components are thoroughly assessed on a regular basis, detecting any issues that are likely to arise whilst also identifying any components that need replacing to allow system efficiency.

Cougar Pumps provide customers with thorough routine pump maintenance. A variety of different service levels are available to form a tailored plan to suit the ever-changing needs of your business.

What’s included?

  •  Removal and clean of existing pump(s)
  • Bearing and impeller check
  • Assessment of non-return and gate valves
  • Pipework and guide rail checks
  • Fully electrically qualified engineers
  • Technical sales advisors who can recommend replacement pumps or components before failure

Find out more about Cougar service plans

Take action now & ensure you have a preventative maintenance plan in place for your pumping equipment prior to the winter months.

Gasket Giveaway!

Gaskets are imperative to the pump installation process; used to fill the space between two or more surfaces to prevent leakage from the joined objects whilst under compression, therefore preventing any system leakage.
For example water pump gaskets are an essential part of an automobile’s engine system. The water pump gasket consists of a  simple sheet comprised of gasket paper, silicone, rubber, felt, metal and fiberglass of plastic polymer. It’s function? To fill the gaps between the engine and the water pump in the vehicle.
Without the presence of the gasket, the coolant flowing between the water pump and the engine block would without a doubt leak out. This could lead to overheating of the engine and put strain on the components of the cooling system, which would essentially generate an array of other problems for the vehicle.
So as you can see, gaskets are a vital element of a successful pumping system.
So we’ve decided to do you a favour and supply the gaskets best suited to your purchased pump FREE of charge.
Why? Because we care about the longevity of your pump system & keeping your business running!
This offer applies during August only.
Hurry.. don’t miss it!

Having Difficulty Handling Steam Quality Levels?

Boilers and Systems

Steam quality levels can often be difficult to handle for steam boilers

But there’s a solution…

Intelligent variable speed pumps from Grundfos can maintain constant water levels in your steam boiler, helping to improve your steam quality or maintain better steam control. You can opt for direct level control and eliminate both the feed valve and bypass line. This allows you to use smaller pumps, as there is no need to compensate for pressure loss across the feed valve. All this makes for a simplified, more cost-efficient boiler system.

Grundfos iSOLUTIONS helps you with controlling steam quality:

  • Simplify the boiler system
  • Achieve consistently accurate water levels the use of control valve
  • Use smaller pumps
  • Reduce capital costs (smaller pumps and fewer components)
  • Achieve better steam quality and control
  • Reduce operational costs

All whilst being expertly tailored to your needs. When you choose Cougar Pumps & Industry Partner Grundfos, experts will work with you to tailor your feed pumps to the precise requirements of your boiler, feed water installation and your overall process. You get a single point of contact for the design, installation and maintenance of your system.


To find out more about achieving consistent steam quality with Grundfos iSOLUTIONS.



Improve Your Industrial Water Supply With a Fully Integrated Solution

Industrial Water Supply

Whether your challenge is with pressure boosting, level control, liquid transport or filtration, intelligent pumps from Industry Partner- Grundfos- can help you build a fully integrated, fully optimised water supply system.

Grundfos iSOLUTIONS help you maintain and optimise your entire liquid infrastructure- and they can connect your water supply system to your overall process, helping you monitor and control a wide range of parameters.

With Grundfos iSOLUTIONS you can:

  • Achieve a more robust, efficient liquid infrastructure
  • Achieve ultimate system efficiency
  • Eliminate unexpected downtime
  • Meet increasingly stringent regulations for water reuse
  • Cut labour and maintenance costs
  • Have a complete overview when expansion or renovation of the water infrastructure is required

When you choose Grundfos iSOLUTIONS, application experts will work with you to tailor your pump systems to the precise requirements of your water supply system and your overall process. Together, Cougar Pumps & Grundfos will ensure your pump system connects directly to your overall process control and that it measures all the process parameters you need. Above all, you get a single point of contact for the design, installation and maintenance of your system.

Join our mailing list & find out more about improving your industrial water supply.