When you're installing a new well on your property, one of the things you'll have to do is decide what kind of pump you want in the system. You can install a traditional jet pump or you may opt for a submersible water pump. Before you make the decision, here are a few reasons why you might find that a submersible water pump is the best option.
While other well pumps are designed for shallow water or crafted to mount above the water line, submersible water pumps are ideal for a well of any depth. These pumps are designed in long cylinders, so they'll fit the well casing easily, dropping low into the well to help you make the most of your water supply.
That means you don't have to worry about how deep your well contractor has to drill to get you a solid water supply. This can also reduce the number of test drills and other steps required to get your property and well ready, because the pump is versatile enough to work in many different well environments.
Traditional well pumps must be primed before they will function. Priming flushes the air out of the inside of the pump, filling it with water so that the pump will flow correctly. Unfortunately, the priming process can be somewhat complicated, and if it's not done right, it can burn out the pump. Since traditional pumps need priming periodically, this is a significant consideration.
Submersible pumps don't have to be primed at all. Once it's lowered into the water, it draws water in and will start working immediately. This saves the risk of burnout, and also saves you the time investment required for periodically priming the pump.
Submersible pumps are more energy efficient than traditional pumps for two reasons. First, the submersible units produce greater pressure than traditional pumps, so the pump doesn't have to work as hard to meet your household's water demand. That means the pump runs less, which saves you on energy bills.
In addition, since submersible pumps are able to sit low in the well, they aren't working against gravity to draw the water into the pump. That saves strain on the pump, which also reduces how hard it has to work. If you're looking to moderate your energy bills and don't want to sacrifice water pressure, a submersible pump is a great way to go.
The nature of a submersible pump means that it's a fully sealed unit, so the motor and pump are protected against a lot of wear and tear. That minimizes the amount of maintenance and care that the pump will need. Without the sealed unit, traditional pumps are vulnerable to corrosion which can hinder the pump's basic operation. You have to flush and treat those pumps on a regular basis, which can be time consuming.
Contact a well company, like Modern Pump & Equipment, for more help.