A key component of water well ownership is the submersible pump that will draw the water to your home or business.  In this article, we will discuss how to choose a proper submersible pump for your water well.

Different Types of Pumps

There are three main water pumps that draw water for a water well system.  They are as follows:

  1. Surface Pump. Permanent water pump that sits on the surface drawing water from a well.
  2. Motor Pump. A portable pump system that is not permanent.
  3. Submersible Pump. A permanent pump that sits inside the water well.

Why a Submersible Pump?

There are many benefits to a submersible pump.  A few of the biggest benefits are as follows:

  • Aesthetics. Since it sits inside the well, it will not become an eyesore.
  • Less Likely to Overheat. Since the pump is underwater, the water automatically cools it from overheating.
  • Minimal Noise. Since the pump is underwater, the water absorbs any noise made by the pump.
  • No Priming. Since the pump is underwater, the pump does not trap air and therefore prevents the mote from choking.

Types of Submersible Pumps

There are two types of submersible pumps:

  1. Submersible Lifting Pump. Submersible lifting pumps are pumps that drain or remove water. These pumps are usually on boats or in basements in areas that are prone to flooding. These pumps are connected to a float that operates the pump.  Since they are designed to remove water, they do not create pressure to allow water flow.
  2. Submersible Feed Pump. Submersible feed pumps are the pumps installed in water wells. These pumps are designed to create pressure thus causing water flow into the plumbing system.  Since these pumps might need to be operated continuously for a long period, they are built in a more complex fashion than the lifting pump.

What to Consider

  • Pressure. You will want to make sure that the submersible feed pump you install can provide enough water pressure for all your water needs,
  • Discharge Height. You will want to make sure that the submersible feed pump you install is capable of delivering the water to the discharge point (water tank, cistern, etc.).
  • Flow. You will want to make sure that the submersible feed pump you install has a sufficient flow rate which is the amount of water drawn in a specific amount of time.

Call Us

When you hire American Pump Services to install your water well pump, we will go over the various pumps available and do the calculation to assist you to choose the right submersible water pump for you.