Well Pumps & Systems

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Well Pumps and Systems

One solution to creating a reliable water supply is to locate a site for a well and install a well pump system. There are various types of pump, depending on the depth and nature of a water source.

Centrifugal pumps - these tend to be the cheapest type of pump, not as powerful or adaptable as other options, but they can generate enough suction force to drive the water to the surface in wells up to 25 feet deep.

Submersible pumps - a more flexible option as they can be used in both deep and shallow wells. They are watertight units that are completely sealed. This means that all electrical components are protected from moisture. Normally high-powered, submersible pumps are suitable for deep wells and for transporting the harvested water further.

Shallow well jet pumps - for wells up to 25 feet, this low maintenance, relatively low cost style of pump could be a good choice.

Deep well jet pumps - the heavy duty version of this type of pump works by driving water through one pipe deep into the well and retrieving it, under high pressure, through a second pipe, also set deep in the well. As standard, these pumps can retrieve water from 50 feet down, but can be enhanced to operate up to 100 feet.

All of these pumps would be combined with a pressurised water tank, such as those from Amtrol which work by having an expanding, contracting diaphragm which keeps water under constant pressure and ensures a reliable, consistent supply to the house.