Water wells vary in depth. Some can be shallow at fifty feet or less, and others can be deep at over 800 feet! The water demands also vary from just a few gallons pumped per minute to over hundreds of gallons pumped. We will explore all of the aspects to consider when selecting the best submersible water well pump for your well.

There is lots of technical detailed information that goes into a pump design. Any well contractor you hire will understand this so that you don’t have to figure it out. You and the contractor will review data from the drilling log to find the well and water depth along with expected water flow. Once they have this data they may also perform a well test for extra results. They will review what’s called “pump curves” from different well pump manufacturers. The higher the pressure requirement, the lower water flows.

The best pump is one that correctly delivers only the water that’s needed with the pump curve and stays in an area called “best efficiency” zone. Just because a pump is bigger or more powerful doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better. You may have overpaid for a pump that is going to consume much more energy than what’s needed and eat at your wallet anyways. Along with that, if the pump doesn’t have enough water to keep up with the pump, it could over work and start to suck air out of the well itself. This can damage the pump! And then you will need extensive well repair Lake Orion and a special controller installed to manage it. Don’t let this happen to you – always consult with a professional about your water well situation.