Exploring Pump Options

Exploring Pump Options

Exploring Pump Options

When installing a new water system in your home or business, or even if you are looking to replace the system that you already have, you will find that there are several different types of pumps available for you to use. Understanding the various different types of pumps and what they have to offer to you will help you to better determine which is the right choice for you and your needs. To that end, here is a look at the four different types of pumps you generally encounter.

Jet Pump

Jet pumps are typically used along with shallow wells, as they can only be installed at depths of up to 25 feet. These types of pumps draw water up from the well by using section created by atmospheric pressure. Due to the nature of these pumps, they are either mounted above the well inside of your home or are placed in a separate well house. 

Submersible Pump

As the name suggests, submersible pumps are pumps that sit below the ground. These pumps are designed to push fluid to the surface rather than pull it toward the house in the way that jet pumps do.

Constant Pressure Pumps

Constant pressure pumps are designed to help balance out the water pressure in the home, thereby giving you consistent running water pressure. As such, they are used in homes where low water pressure is an issue and interferes with day-to-day routines such as being able to take a shower and do a load of laundry at the same time.

Sump PumpsSump pumps are only used in crawl spaces and basements, as they are designed to pull out the excess water that builds in your basement or beneath your home. This type of pump is best used in homes that are located in low-lying areas that are susceptible to flooding.

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