If your home is on a well, getting running water to the plumbing requires a pump system. Today, well pumps can be submersible systems that are more inconspicuous and protects them from the environment. When you need to have a pump installed, you want to choose the right equipment for your home's needs. The following submersible well pump information is going to help you choose the right system for your home:
Flow Rate of the Well Pump
The flow rate of your water well pump should be one of the first things you consider. If your home has more plumbing, you will need to have a pump with a higher flow rate capacity. Some of the options for the GPM (Gallons per Minute) flow rate of submersible well pumps include:
- 10-to-12 GPM
- 20-to-25 GPM
- 30-to-35 GPM
These are some of the options for the flow rate of water well pumps. If you need to have a higher flow rate, talk with the well equipment service about other pump options or water storage solutions for the needs of your home.
Size of the Borehole
The well's borehole is another important factor when choosing the pump for your home's water needs. If your well has a larger borehole, you will probably need to have a larger pump installed. These pumps often have a larger capacity when household plumbing is designed for a higher volume of water. If you have a narrower borehole, but your home needs more water, your well will need a pump that is specially designed for this purpose.
Depth of the Well Casing
The depth of the well casing borehole is another factor that needs to be considered. Sometimes, wells are shallower, and standard submersible pumps can be used. There are some areas where the casing may be deeper. The deeper boreholes may require a specially designed depth well pump. These deep well pumps have more power to draw the water from the bottom of the casing.
Voltage Rating and Electrical Controls
The voltage rating is important when choosing the right pump for your well. Depending on the size of the well pump, you may need to have higher 220-volt connections. You also want to consider the type of pressure tank and controls that are installed with your pump. Good pressure controls will ensure that your household plumbing always has the pressure it needs.
The submersible water well pump you have installed will provide your home with reliable running water. Contact a water well equipment service and ask them about these options for your pump.