If you are living around the DFW Metroplex, chances are your home has its own well pump for drawing water.
So, whether you’re a homeowner or a business person trying to find a well pump that serves your needs, you are in the right place.
How do well pumps work?
A pump works by drawing fresh water from an underground well into a desired source above ground. Most well pumps are electric with exception of a few.
To know the right pump for you, you’ve got to have knowledge on the categories of well pumps available. The different types of well pumps are:
- Jet pumps
- Submersible pumps
Jet pumps vs Submersible pumps
Jet pumps are the traditional standard well pumps.
They are located above ground and they are usually paired with a pressurized tank which helps to even out water through the home.
They are most popular in warmer climates or in areas with high water tables.
Jet pumps come in two types: deep well pump and shallow well pump.
The difference between the two jet pumps is dependent on the depth of your well.
A shallow jet pump is limited to 25feet depth while deep well pumps can go up to 110 feet.
Submersible pumps on the other hand are located underground completely submerged in water. They work by pushing water to the surface.
They are more efficient and they are less likely to encounter problems such as cavitation. With proper maintenance, these pumps can last for more than 25 years.
A submersible pump can extract water up to 400 feet.
To find out the depth of your well, you can check it from the well driller report.
So, to find out the right pump for you, you have to consider:
- The depth of the well you want
- The size of the pump you need is dependent on your water needs
There are some other well pumps such as booster pumps whose special purpose is to boost the water pressure.