Different Types of Well Pumps


September 3, 2020

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Different Types of Well Pumps



When it’s time to get a water well pump installed it is very important to keep in mind the different types of well pumps that are available. Each well pump has its pros and cons. Knowing their unique advantages is crucial so that your well operates efficiently. There are three different kinds of well pumps that are commonly used, and we have experience in well pump installation and maintenance for all three.

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Types of Well Pumps

Let’s take a quick look at the three different types of well pumps.

Deep Well Jet Pumps

As the name implies, a deep well jet pump is generally used for wells that are deeper than for a shallow well jet pump. The range of a deep well is generally considered to be from 25 to 200 feet deep. In order to more efficiently deliver water up from a deeper well, deep well jet pumps are stronger than your shallow water jet pump. They have more suction strength, stronger pressure and are also capable of delivering water at a faster speed.

Shallow Well Jet Pumps

Shallow well jet pumps are generally used for water wells that are only 25 feet deep or less as implied by the name. Unlike deep well jet pumps, these shallow variants do not require much power to operate, and as a result, maintenance and installation are less costly than a deep well pump counterpart.

Submersible Well Pumps

The last category of water well pumps is the most unique. While deep and shallow well jet pumps are designed to pull water upward, submersible well pumps actually sit inside of the water and will push it upward instead. Generally speaking, the submersible well pumps are used for the deepest of wells exceeding a length of 110 feet, but they can be used for more shallow wells also.


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Make Sure You Get the Right Well Pump

If you are still wondering which well pump will work best for your well then don’t hesitate to give us at American Clear Water a call! All it will take is an on-site examination of your well and we’ll be able to tell you which of these three well pumps will be the best choice for your well pump installation. Call us or contact us to schedule a visit and so you can get your water well pump up and running as fast as possible!

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