Most people know what a water well is, but what about a well pump? Not many of us realize that a well must be equipped with a pump to move water, especially if you live in the city and rely on a public water source. Below are some interesting facts about well pumps that may be new to you.
- There are two common types of pumps – jet pumps and submersible pumps. The main difference between the two is that jet pumps pull water, while submersible pumps push water upward. Submersible pumps are usually used in deeper wells, and choosing which type of well pump you need depends on the well’s depth.
- Well pumps typically have a long life After installation, well pumps can sometimes run for years without needing maintenance. However, sand, silt, and algae occasionally cause well pump problems. If the well pump needs to be extracted for repairs, it is always best to consult a professional.
- Well pumps don’t run continuously. Unlike what many people picture, well pumps do not constantly run, nor do they stop or start when you turn on a faucet or flush the toilet. Instead, the pump essentially pushes water into a storage tank and refills the tank when the pressure reaches a certain level.
No matter what your well pump needs are, our team at Hall’s Plumbing is here to help. From well pump installation to maintenance to repairs, we can take care of any job, big or small!