Ah, the beauty of spring. The resurgence of lovely, vibrant flowers. The soothing sound of rain showers in the afternoon. And don’t forget the best part of it all, the glorious variety of well pumps generating fresh water!

With all the different types of well pumps out there, it can be difficult to keep up with all the names and specific plumbing system duties – along with which one might work best for your home. Luckily, we’re here to help you sift through all of the technicalities and gain a better understanding of the world of well pumps.

Choosing a Shallow Well Pump

A shallow well jet pump sits above ground and draws water out through one inlet pipe. These pumps are ideal in situations where the depth of water is less than 25 feet.

It includes a one-way check valve to ensure that it remains primed and is powered through an electric motor. This pump is as simple as it gets in terms of components so there is no heavy maintenance required for the upkeep.

If you are looking for the most economically friendly pump, and your well doesn’t surpass 25 feet, shallow well jet pumps are the way to go! They’re more or less simple to install with some professional help, and can have you with a steady supply of water in no time! However, if your well runs deeper, a shallow pump will work poorly and result in low water pressure in your home.

When to Choose a Deep Well Jet Pump

As the name suggests, the deep well jet pump is the extended version of its counterpart. Unlike the shallow well jet pump, this pump is a much more powerful option as it can lift water from more than 50 feet below.

In order to retrieve the water, the pump uses suction and pressure implemented by the impeller. Like the shallow pump, it needs to be primed in order to work efficiently.

Deep-well jet pumps are always equipped with at least one impeller but some models include two or more. These are referred to as multistage pumps. A deep pump is definitely a top choice for homeowners with older wells that have been drilled a lot deeper than newer systems.

Why Choose a Deep Well Submersible Pump

Deep well submersible pumps are located underground, and “submerged” inside of the well itself. Unlike jet pumps, they are stored inside the well with a pipe transferring the water above ground.

These are commonly used for wells that run deeper than 110 feet. Another major difference between these and the jet pumps, since it is located below the ground, water is pushed out rather than pulled in making it more effective than jet pumps.

With spring flowers blooming everywhere around, it may be tempting to pick the first pretty rose you see. The only problem with that is, there are so many beautiful flowers out there you may miss out if you don’t explore all of your options. The same rings true when it comes to picking a well pump!

It’s best to consult with a professional plumber to ensure you choose the perfect pump for your home. For all of your well pump needs in the Scottsdale area, Zest Plumbing & Drain have you covered. Give us a call today to have all of your well pump questions answered!

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