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Well Pump Selection 101: Tips For Beginners

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As a new homeowner who has always been on the city water system, buying a house that needs well water can be a whole new experience. If you're getting ready to have a well dug on the property of your new home, you'll have to select the right pump to ensure proper water flow to your house. The pump you need will depend on how deep your well is, so it's important that you get the right one. Here are a few things you should know about the different types of pumps and how to choose the right one for your needs.

Shallow Wells

If you're working with a well that's twenty-five feet or less in depth, you'll want a shallow pump. These pumps are not installed in the well. Instead, they're placed in a housing that's positioned just outside of it, and a line runs into the well to draw water out. You'll want to make sure that you have either a retention tank or a flow regulator installed with the pump, though. That will help to ensure that your water pressure is both sufficient and consistent in the house. You should also ask about some kind of overload safety, because that will help you protect the pump from burnout.

Varying Depth Wells

If you live in an area where the water table isn't consistent, you may run the risk of having your well water depth fluctuate. You can't install a static-depth pump in a case like this, because the fluctuation of the water can lead to problems with the pump's function if it gets too shallow or too deep for the pump to work properly. As a result, you should look for a convertible pump for this type of well. Like a shallow pump, these are installed in a housing outside the well. A jet nozzle is inserted into the well, and it creates a vacuum that draws the water from whatever depth it's at. This ensures consistency in your home's water flow.

Deep Wells

Any well that's ninety feet or deeper is considered a deep well. You'll need a pump specially designed for deep wells in this case. It's usually a submersible well pump, so it is lowered down into the well. If you need a submersible pump, you'll have to choose between a two- or three-wire design. Two-wire designs are easier in the installation phase, but they must be removed from the well for any kind of maintenance or repair. A three-wire model, on the other hand, features the controls outside the well, so you can do much of your maintenance without having to pull the pump from the well.

To learn more, talk to companies like Modern Pump & Equipment.

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25 January 2018