The Different Types of Well Pumps
Your well helps to deliver water
to your home. However, the pump that is used to pump the water is not the same in every well. There are different types of well pumps on the market. It is important to be able to tell what type of pump you have in case you experience a problem with your pump and need to call in a professional to assist you. One of the first things that the professional is going to ask when you call is what type of well pump
you have. Here are a few of the various characteristics that may help you determine what type of well pump may be in use in your well.
Shallow pumps are well pumps that are located above ground. They typically have a single inlet pipe that is visible from the pump. Shallow pumps are best when operated in wells that are less than 25 feet deep. As such, if you have a well that is less than 25 feet in depth, odds are, you have a shallow well pump.
Jet pumps are another type of well pump that is located above ground. Unlike shallow pumps, this type of well pump has a dual-pipe system with one-way check valves. This means that you will have two pipes extending from the above-ground pump. This is your indicator that you are dealing with a jet pump. Another key difference between jet pumps and shallow pumps is the depth at which they operate. Jet pumps operate at greater depths than shallow pumps, working best for wells that are between 25 feet to 100 feet in depth.
A submersible pump is quite different than both shallow pumps and jet pump pumps. A submersible pump is submersed in your well. As such, you will not see the pump outside of the well like you would with both shallow and jet pumps. Submersible pumps are a single pipe system. They work best for wells that are between 25 to 400 feet in depth.
Are you experiencing problems with your well pump? Contact Amanda Plumbing, Sewer and Drain. We can help you determine what the problem is with your well pump and work to repair it. If the pump is beyond repair, we can remove the old pump and install a new one. The loss of a well pump can affect your ability to get water in your home. Call us today to ensure your home has the water supply you need.