Choose a well pump is an important task because it essentially determines how even the water flow is going to be throughout your home. This is important because it will reduce the amount of times that your pump needs to run and therefore reduce the amount of energy that you spend on running the pump itself. Here are some questions that you can ask yourself in order to increase the chances that you choose an optimized pump.
1. How deep is your well?
The first and easiest question that you need to ask yourself is the depth of the well itself. This is because there are three different types of pumps that you can choose from. You can either choose a shallow well pump, a deep well pump, or a submersible well pump. If your well is less than 25 feet deep, then you are going to need the shallow well pump. If your well is between 26 feet and 110 feet, then you are going to need a deep well pump. If your well is over 110 feet deep, then you are going to need a submersible pump. This will greatly narrow down the number of options of pumps that you have to choose between, allowing you to make your decision more easily.
If you do not know what your well's depth is, contact the company that installed your well. They will have records of your well's depth.
2. How large a pump do you need?
If you have a huge house with lots of bathrooms and taps, then you are going to need a larger pump that is able to pump a greater amount of water per rotation. If you have a very small house, then you are not going to need nearly as large a pump, allowing you to reduce the cost of the pump itself, as well as the energy costs of running the pump. You can calculate the amount of water that your house could potentially put out simultaneously by looking at each of the taps that your house is connected to and are therefore connected to the well. The taps should be labeled by the amount of water that they can put out at one time. Add up all of these numbers and then purchase a pump that is able to service all of them at the same time.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in well pump installation like Mike's Pump and Well Service LLC.