How to choose the right pump for your carwash - Professional Carwashing & Detailing

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Add Your Listing Edit Your Listing By Category Additional Profit Centers Bus WashesPet WashesTowel Vending MachinesTruck WashesVending MachinesVending SuppliesVendor Accessories Building and Construction Air DoorsBollardsBuildings, CarwashCanopiesCar Care Building & ConstructionCeiling and Wall CoveringsDoors, Door OpenersLED LightingLightingPVC Doors, PrehungShade CanopySigns, DisplaySigns, EquipmentTunnel BuildingsWall Ceiling, PlasticWall Panels, FiberglassWind Doors Business and Industry Resources AdvertisingAdvertising, Promotional ItemsAssociationsConsultantsDirect Mail CompaniesEducational MaterialFinancingInsuranceTickets/CouponsTrade Associations Computer, Payment and Security Systems Alarm, SecurityAuto Tellers/ ATMs /Auto CashiersCameras, Video SurveillanceCash RegistersChangers, Bill & CoinCoin AcceptorsCoin BoxesCoin Chutes & MetersCoin CountersCoin ScalesCoin SortersComputer HardwareComputer SoftwareComputer SystemsControl Panels & SystemsControl SystemsController/Monitor MetersControllersCredit Card ProcessingCurrency CountersDiagnostic EquipmentLocks, SecurityMoney Drawers, TraysPoint-Of-Sale SystemsRFIDsSafety ControlsSensorsSurveillance & SecurityTurnkey Installation Conveyor Equipment ArchesArches, CurtainArches, DryingArches, RinsingArches, WashingArches, WaxingConveyor ChainsConveyor Control SystemsConveyor DrumsConveyor RollersConveyor SprocketsConveyor, FrictionConveyor, HybridConveyor, TouchlessConveyorsConveyors/TunnelsMini TunnelPolishing SystemsRoller Dollies Detailing AbsorbentsAir Fresheners, DeodorizersBuffersBuffing PadsChamoisChamois WringersClay, Detailing SuppliesDetailing SuppliesDetailing TrailersExtractorsHeadlight RestorationLiftsMicroFiber TowelsMittsMobile WashesPaint RestorationPolishing ClothsReconditioning CompoundsReconditioning MachinesSpongesStain RemovalSteam Cleaning SuppliesTowelsWaterless carwash productsWindshield Care & Supplies General Carwash Equipment ActuatorsAdaptorsAir CompressorsAir CurtainsAir Line AccessoriesAir MachinesAir Motor MufflersAir Pressure RegulatorsAir SolenoidsAir System AccessoriesAutomatic Pressure WashBearingsBoilersBoilers, ChemicalBroomsBrushesCarwash equipmentControl ValvesDryer SystemsEnergy-Efficient EquipmentFittingsFoam Washing MaterialsGaugesGauges, PressureHeaters, BayHeaters, DoorHeaters, ElectricHeaters, FloorHeaters, GasHeaters, InfraredHeaters, Radiant TubeHeaters, SpaceHeaters, Waste OilHeaters, WaterHeating CoilsHose AccessoriesHose ReelsHose, VacuumHosesHydraulic SystemsMat CleanersMat HoldersMotorsPit Cleaning MachineryPit CoversRegulators, AirRelaysSoft Cloth Carwash SystemsSwivel FittingsTire Cleaners, MechanicalTire InflatorsTouchfreeVacuum Parts & AccessoriesVacuumsValvesWheel Washers In-bay Automatic and Self-Serve Equipment Boom SwivelsBoomsBrushes, FoamingFragrance DispensersGun / Wand HoldersIn-bay AutomaticIn-Bay Automatic, FrictionIn-Bay Automatic, HybridIn-Bay Automatic, TouchfreeSelf-Serve EquipmentSwivel Repair KitsTimers, ElectronicTimers, Vacuum & BayTokensWand Handles & GripsWands, Self-Serve Water, Chemicals and Fluid Handling Additives, Chemicals & BoostersAdhesivesBug RemoversChemical MixersChemicals, Detergents & SoapsChlorinatorsConcrete Floor CleanersDegreasersDeionizing SystemsDetergents/SoapsDispensersEngine CleanersFiltersFluid DispensersFoamersFragrancesGlass CleanersHydraulic FluidInjection DevicesLine StrainersMetering DevicesNozzlesOdor ControlPaint RemoverpH MetersPipe FittingsPit Cleaning CompoundsPortable Pressure WashersPressure WashersProtectantsPumping StationsPumpsPumps, Chemical FeedPumps, RemanufacturedReclaim SystemsRegulators, Pump & PressureReverse Osmosis PumpsReverse Osmosis SystemsRust InhibitorsScale RemoversShampoo, Upholstery & CarpetSludge PumpsSolventsSpot-Free RinseStorage Tank MonitorsStorage Tank Pump SystemsStorage Tanks, ChemicalStorage Tanks, SteamStorage Tanks, WaterStrainersTar RemoversTDS MetersTire Cleaner ApplicatorsTire Cleaner ChemicalsTire ShinersTubingTunnel CleanersWater BroomsWater Chlorine kitsWater Hardness kitsWater Heating SystemsWater MonitoringWater Reclaim SystemsWater Recovery ComponentsWater Test KitsWater Testing EquipmentWater TreatmentWaxesWeep Water SystemsWhitewall Cleaners

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Over the last few decades, the carwash market has experienced unique growth. In fact, the global carwash service market size was valued at $33 billion in 2018 and is expected to achieve a compound annual growth rate of 3.2% through 2025.1 An estimated 77% of drivers prefer a professional carwash to washing their vehicles at home.2 While the demand for professional cleaning is high, customers can choose between over 60,000 carwashes across the U.S., making competition fierce.

Today’s carwash industry frequently grapples with how to provide speedy and quality service while meeting high demand. Some businesses can have a hard time keeping up with larger chains in retaining loyal customers, purchasing chemical and meeting regulations. To simplify operations and avoid unnecessary costs, owners should understand the value of investing in high-quality and effective equipment, such as water-driven pumps (WDPs), and how to properly maintain them over time.

Carwash owners must overcome several challenges to keep up with this booming industry. The novel coronavirus pandemic has impacted sales somewhat in 2020. However, even during the height of the shutdown, carwash operations were still operating and feeling optimistic. According to an Operator Pulse Survey conducted in July 2020 by International Carwash Association, among 82 carwash owners, 80% reported they were operating normally, and over 50% reported the current state of their businesses was strengthening.3 However, the same survey found multiple carwash owners were operating with government- or management-imposed restrictions, and some closed down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this, various other factors remain that make operations difficult. 

First, high costs can hurt small businesses trying to keep up with larger chains. Apart from labor, chemical is the highest variable cost. Carwashes typically spend between $0.45 and $1.20 on chemicals per wash.4 If an operator does not have tight control over dilution ratios, this can result in both a waste of chemical and profit. Without proper dilution, customers receive poor-quality washes, which can result in negative reviews and impact customer loyalty. 

Additionally, an increasing number of regulations restrict water usage in carwashes. One popular solution to minimize water waste and impact fees is to employ water reclamation systems. However, these systems are often not enough. Washing a car right the first time can help avoid needing to rewash for a complete clean. 

To manage costs and stay compliant, carwash owners rely on chemical dispensers and pumps. With chemical proportioning and injecting equipment, operators can ensure chemicals dilute properly. The right system can streamline the process with fewer pumps handling a variety of chemicals and ensuring accurate use.  

When choosing chemical dispensing equipment, carwash owners need to determine whether high-pressure or low-pressure pumps are the right solution for their operations. High-pressure injector systems have risen in popularity, as they typically use less water. However, they are much more expensive than WDP systems and increase electricity use. 

Systems that utilize Venturi eductors or WDPs provide longer residence time of the chemical on the car, ultimately removing more dirt and grime. With WDPs, facilities can nearly eliminate the cost of electricity related to chemical usage. These types of pumps can provide chemical mixed with water on demand, reducing the installation footprint as well as the amount of premixed chemical and water that needs to be maintained. Owners should carefully consider which technology is the right fit.

Carwash owners need to find a chemical dispenser that can provide a high return on investment (ROI) by minimizing chemical, water and electricity costs while also offering simple maintenance. There are several important factors to consider when purchasing new equipment, including:

To extend the lifespan of your pumps as long as possible, regular and thorough maintenance is essential. Consider these best practices for maintaining your equipment:

Carwash patrons have plenty of options when choosing which establishment to visit. To keep customers satisfied and coming back, it’s imperative to deliver a consistent and top-notch clean. Today’s market may be competitive, but the right pump can help lower costs through minimizing chemical overuse and ensure compliance with water-use regulations. Explore your options for a simplified and long-lasting pump that will help you cruise ahead of the competition.  

Scott Campbell is a global product manager with Hydro Systems, a world leader in delivering chemical dispensing and dosing solutions. Campbell can be reached at [email protected] . For more information, visit www.hydrosystemsco.com.

1https://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/car-wash-service-market

2https://www.carwash.org/for-operators/industry-information

3International Carwash Association Inc., Operator Pulse Survey, July 2020

4https://www.nulook.com/car-wash-business-profit-expect/#:~:text=Detergents%2FChemicals%20.&text=Car%20Wash%20Magazine%20estimates%20that,car%20for%20chemicals%20is%20%240.64

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