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When you are pumping waste, water, or whatever you need away from your site, the last thing you’re thinking about is the wellbeing of your pumps. However, depending on what you’re pumping out (Sewage, Salt Water, Mud, etc. 😉 you’ll need to keep the pumps clean to prevent buildup and corrosion overall.Cleaning the DD6 Pump

Being that all of our pumps are battle-ready, we believe that prep work is just as important as using the pump. So we’ve created this guide on tried and true methods for cleaning your pumps!

How to Clean your Pumps


If you’re dealing with a small-term liquid like mud or brackish water, you could be good with a simple dose of vinegar and pump it through the system. About 50-75% of cleaning your pumps is simply preventing any fluids from setting in the system.


Bleach is the recommended cleaner when you are dealing with anything that is higher in toxicity than say saltwater or brackish water. When you are pumping mud or waste, then you are definitely going to need to pump the system with a healthy amount of bleach comprehensively.

Scrubbing the Pumps Down

Finally, there will be some elbow work that goes into cleaning these pumps. You’ll want to scrape off the top layer with a designated tool and then scrub the parts comprehensively. The sooner you can do so, the better because any buildup can wear down the parts over time.Cleaning the RL-200

Bonus: Muriatic Acid

Muriatic Acid is commonly used for cleaning pools, and if you diminish it to a 50/50 solution, then you are likely going to clean the pumps all the way through thoroughly. Be careful since it’s dangerous stuff.


Myers-Seth Pumps have been creating ‘Battle-Ready’ pumps for over 20 years. IN that time we have established ourselves as one of the leading innovators in water pump technology and performance. If you would like to learn more about our pump systems, give us a call today!

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  • bob

    Hello there, we live on the ocean with two submersible waste pumps that have ocean wate a number of times that go into the well/sewer. Will they corrode over time?

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