Wells and well pumps: What a homeowner needs to know

The purpose of a well pump is to extract water from an underground source, and move it into your home.   Due to varying site conditions, no two well situations are exactly the same.  Typically if a well is less than 25` deep, an “above ground”, or what is commonly called a “jet pump” will be used.  For deeper wells, a “submersible pump” will be installed by attaching a pump to polyethylene well pipe which is then dropped to the bottom of the well shaft.  A power wire is attached to activate the pump when the pressure in the house drops below a designated set point.

Wells and well pumps: What a homeowner needs to know

Included as part of a well pump system is the pressure tank.  The purpose of the well tank is to store a volume of water under pressure so that the well pump does not have to run each time there is a need for water. When a faucet is opened, the pressure in the tank moves the water from the tank to the fixture until the tank runs out of pressure, causing the well pump to activate, and re-building the pressure back into the tank.

Wells and well pumps: What a homeowner needs to know

In each of the components involved with a pump system, there are different sizes and features that need to be considered when your well pump needs replaced or serviced. At R.E. Sanders, we have specialized in well pumps for decades, and have the expertise to handle any pump problem. We only install quality pumps and parts by the best technicians and manufacturers available.

If you think it’s time to have your pump looked at, or you are experiencing any issues, give us a call at 717-843-7894