If you're considering a new pump, there are different options available, each of which comes with its own set of advantages. It is important that you take the advice of a certified well pump installation company in Napa Valley, of course, but looking into the different kinds of pumps first can also make a huge difference. Here are a few pointers that can help.
Submersible Well Pump
This type of pump is also referred to as a deep well submersible pump. The pump sits near the bottom of the well and pushes water up out of the well casing to the surface. These kinds of pumps are designed typically for wells anywhere from 20 to over 1000 feet deep.
These types of pumps consist of 2 parts: The motor of these kinds of pumps is hermetically sealed to prevent any kinds of leaks or damage from leaking water. The “pump end” gets its mechanical energy from the motor to pump water to the surface. The motors come in many horsepower ratings and the pumps come with different flow and pressure ratings.
Depending on the depth of your well and the volume of water required to be pumped from the well, the horsepower and type of submersible pump selected will change. A 1000’ deep well with 100 gallons per minute available to be pumped to an agricultural project will require a very different pump and motor combination than a 200’ deep well with 10 gallons per minute available. Many pump companies will just put a pump in your well that they have on the truck. Not at Oakville Pump Service. We ensure that every pump we install is specifically designed, engineered and tested to give you optimal performance and long life and have the pumps in inventory that our customers need.
Centrifugal or Booster Pump
These types of pumps are on the surface and are typically used to pump water from a storage tank, pond or water supply pipe and increase the flow and pressure of the water to a usable level. There is just as much variety in centrifugal pumps as there are in submersible pumps. The pressure, flow, environment, water temperature, height the pump has to “suck” water up from a pond, the elevation the water must be pumped to, the amount of debris and contamination in the water all must be taken into account. OPS looks at your specific application and helps choose a booster pump that will keep your water flowing!
Let the Experts Help You Choose
If you’re looking for a qualified and highly rated well pump installation company in Napa County, Oakville Pump Service is ready to help you at every step of the way. If you're interested in a consultation on the right well pump for your property needs, or you would like to move forward with a well pump installation, now is a great time to contact our team.