You depend on your well so that your will have water for your house. In order to get the water from where it is in the well to your house, you are going to need to have a well pump. There are different kinds of well pumps that you could use in your well.
Part of the criteria for choosing what pump you use in your well is how deep your well is. The deeper your well is, the stronger the pump you are going to need so that the water can make it up to your house.
Jet pumps for shallow wells generally aren't submerged in the pump. They are surface mounted with an intake pipe that reaches down to the bottom of the well. All pumps need to be primed to work, and a shallow well pump stays primed by a one-way check valve in the pump. That means that the water can come in and not go out.
There are a couple of different choices you can use that you can use if your well is rather deep.
- Jet pump: You can have a jet pump installed. It will also sit above the water. Instead of just one pipe, a jet pump for a deep well may also have an exhaust pipe. The exhaust pipe is there so that there is no risk in accidentally pumping your well dry. Instead of a check valve to keep your pump primed, there is a foot valve that will be used. The jet pump isn't practical for extremely deep wells.
- Submersible pump: If your well is very deep, then you will probably need to go with a submersible pump. This pump is actually installed down in the well, under the water. You can use one of these pumps in a shallow well as well, if you prefer. A submersible pump has a pipe that runs out from the pump into a tank that is at the top of the well so that you can use the water in your house. One disadvantage to having a submersible pump is that if something happens to it, your whole well will have to be shut down in order to repair the pump.
If you have a well to provide the water to your house, you need to have a way to make sure that you get the water you need. A pump can do that for you. For further assistance, contact a local well pumps service, such as T. W. Stanley & Son Well Pump & Plumbing Repair.