Your well might be perfect. The water in it might be the crispest, delicious, and pure water mother nature has ever given anybody, but that won’t do you a whole lot of good if your pump is failing to meet your needs. Without a good well water pump, your home is going to stay thirsty and runs the risk of encountering problems along the way. If you’re wondering how to choose the right well water pump for your property and needs, read along and enjoy these tips that will make the process much easier.
The Different Types of Pump
There are two kinds of pumps available today, and they each have their specific uses that make them preferable in different situations. These are submersible pumps and jet pumps, with the major difference being in how they deliver water to your home. A submersible pump sits below the water line and pushes water up into your home’s plumbing system, while a jet pump sits above the ground and blasts water to your home at high speeds. While a jet pump may sound exciting and more powerful, it actually generally runs a less powerful motor and isn’t the best choice for every well.
The Facts About Your Well
The depth and diameter of your well is the primary factor that will help you choose the right well pump. If your well is shallow, generally 100 feet or less, you’ll usually be looking at installing a jet pump. The stronger of the two pump varieties is the submersible pump, which is used wells as deep as 400 feet or more, depending on the pump. Thus, the rule of thumb is that shallow wells should use a jet pump while deeper wells should use a submersible pump.
The age and yield of your well can also determine what kind of pump you need. A well with a lower yield may need a stronger pump depending on circumstances. There are several other variables such as cost, installation fees, maintenance requirements, and more that you’ll want to consider when choosing a pump. A properly chosen and installed well water pump will provide water to your home for a long period of time, typically without much maintenance due to proper installation, while an improper pump is prone to breaking down and otherwise failing to meet the water needs of your property.
Equally important as the pump is the pressure tank. There’s a lot to consider, and the consideration process can be daunting before you even begin to look at specific models of well water pumps. If you’re not sure about the depth of your well, review your driller’s report or contact a well water professional to find the depth of your home’s well.
Talk to the Experts!
That’s why professionals like us are here. We’ve installed pumps of just about every variety in all sorts of well water situations, and we’ll be able to help you determine not only the depth of your well but the pressure and horsepower requirements of any pump that you may need to install. Professionals will also install it for you with top-of-the-line service and efficiency, guaranteeing that your home’s water needs are met not only today but for many tomorrows to come.