Keep Spring Jumping With a Well Pump That’s Pumping
Winter is finally over! No more worrying about ice and snow. The flowers are coming up and the warm weather is here. Now it’s time to start thinking about your house and the things around it, making sure that it’s all in the right working order.
One thing that you should consider is your sump pump. Depending on how long you’ve had it, it’s possible that it’s time for a replacement. Don’t know anything about well pumps?
If this is your first house that has a well rather than having city water, that’s not very surprising. There are three different types of well pumps that you can choose from. Below we’ll introduce them to you and help you decide which is best for you.
What is a Shallow Well Jet Pump?
If your well’s pumping lift needs to be under 18 feet, this is the type of pump for you. It comes with the jet assembly, electric motor, and impeller.
Even though centrifugal pumps are able to pump water with a lift less than 18 feet, the pump’s jet assembly will increase its suction and discharge pressure greatly.
This means that it’s ideal for use on a water pressure system in a farm. In addition, shallow well jet pumps offer a consistent and energy efficient supply of water, making them an ideal choice for residential applications too.
What is a Deep Well Jet Pump?
If your well’s pumping lift is anywhere from 22 – 120 feet, this is the type of pump that you should get. These kinds of well pumps combine two pumping principles. These principles are:
A centrifugal pump’s principle and the principle of the injector, which is the venturi and nozzle assembly. Like a straw, a deep well jet pump will pull water out of your deep well, providing you with a consistent and well-pressured supply of water.
Because these systems require a little more “juice” to pull water from deeper conditions, it’s always a good idea to keep up with your maintenance.
What is a Deep Well Submersible Pump?
This type of pump draws water through its pressure tank and a pipe system that’s connecting the home and the inner well. It can extract water from as deep as 400 feet, but it has to be taken from the casing of the well to be repaired.
Although a jet pump can handle a depth of a few hundred feet, it’s more efficient to use a submersible pump since they are better at handling the greater depths. When the pump’s moved down in the well, the pump is no longer lifting the water but pushing it upward. Submersible pumps don’t work unless they’re completely submerged.
It can be hard to choose the right type of well pump, especially if you’ve never had to replace it before. So you want to explore your options and figure out what type of well pump is right for you. It’s like choosing the right flowers for your garden, or for a bouquet. It takes time to make decisions and to find the right one.
If you have any questions or want to know which well pump will work best for you, give us a call and let us help you with finding the solution that’s right for you. We have years of experience with wells and helping customers make the right choices. We’ll be glad to help keep your well providing you with water!