Are You in Need of Well Pump Repairs or Replacement?
Well pumps occasionally require repair or replacement. Since 1981 the professionals at Fehl Safe Water Treatment have helped private well owners in Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties keep their well pumps working efficiently. The Florida aquifer is one of the largest in the world. There are multiple aquifers in Florida and our service area is served by the Intermediate Aquifer System. Whether your well pump needs repair or replacement, we have the expertise to do the job right the first time. We specialize in Submersible Pumps, Surface or Jet Pumps and all other key components of an efficient water well system including Pressure Tanks.
I. Submersible Well Pumps
As the name would imply submersible well pumps operate below the water level in your water well. Submersible pumps are designed to push water from your well to the surface. Depending on the output required, pumps can vary in size. The size of the unit is based on what the peak demand of your household water consumption requires. Submersible pumps house a hermetically sealed motor encased in a 2 to 4-foot cylinder that is 3 to 5 inches in diameter. When the systems pressure switch is on, the motor engages and drives an impeller that spins, pushing water through the pump body to the surface. The water is then stored in a pressure tank for future use.
Advantages of Submersible Pumps
- Submersible pumps are considered more reliable than above ground pumps and have fewer mechanical problems
- Submersible pumps can have a life span of up to 25 years
- Because they are below the surface of the well water, submersible pumps are not subject to cavitation like an above ground pump
- Unlike an above ground pump, submersible pumps won’t lose prime which can result in a motor burning out
II. Surface – Jet Pumps
One of the most common well pumps for shallow wells is a surface or jet pump. Unlike submersible pumps, jet pumps are mounted above the well. They are often contained in a well house but can also be in the home. Whereas a submersible pump pushes water to the surface from within the well, a jet pump utilizes suction to draw water up from the well. Jet pumps use atmospheric pressure which creates a vacuum which draws the water up. This is not unlike how a straw works. Jet pumps have an electric motor that drives an impeller or centrifugal pump. Water is drawn through a narrow opening in the front of the impeller where it is constricted. Much like a nozzle on a garden hose, this causes the speed of the water to increase. As water leaves the jet a vacuum is created which sucks more water from the well. Because they use water to “draw” water jet pumps require priming or the need to be filled with water in order to work properly.
III. Pressure Tanks
Pressure tanks are an integral part of any water well pump systems. Whether you have a Submersible Pump, or a Jet Pump water is moved from the well to a Pressure Tank. Pumps don’t run continuously. As water is pumped into the systems pressure tank it compresses the air in the tank. When the pressure in the tank reaches a preset level, usually 40 to 60 PSI, the pump will automatically turn off. As water is drawn from the tank for household use PSI will drop in the pressure tank. Once it reaches a certain level, from between 20 to 40 PSI, the pump will engage and draw water into the pressure tank. The cycle continues to repeat based on water usage. Pressure tanks come in various sizes depending on household size and consumption. Pressure tanks can be as small as 10 gallons, or as large as 200 gallons. A typical residential situation calls for a pressure tank around 44 gallons. The professionals at Water-Pro will analyze the needs of your situation and recommend the proper pressure tank to meet your consumption needs.
Put the Best Well Pump Company on Your Side
We are a locally owned family business. Since 1981 the professionals at Fehl Safe Water Treatment have provided Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties with affordable and effective solutions to their Commercial and Residential water treatment needs. The experts at Water-Pro have the expertise to tackle any problem or need. From repair or replacement of water well pumps and pressure tanks, water testing, chlorination systems, water softening, and water treatments, we do it all. Named multiple times by the Venice Gondolier-Sun as a Readers’ Choice Award Winner, we strive every day to earn and grow our reputation and live up to our customers’ expectations. If you suspect there is a problem with your wells pump or pressure tank, call us today. We’ll determine the problem and the solution and get your life back to normal.