What Pump Do I Need For My Water Well?
Making the Right Choice
One size does not fit all
Every water well needs a pump yet every well has the potential to have different operation systems specifics. A pump has a system head curve that is comprised of 3 head components: static head, head pressure, and friction head pressure. Static head pressure is the total lift of water (pumping water level measured in a well), plus any elevation between pump and discharge head. Pressure head is the system design pressure requirement. This is given in pounds per square inch (PSI) to covert this to ft multiply by 2.31. Friction head varies with flow and resistance in the pumping system (plumbing size and length, valves, fittings and any other system specifics). Once system head curve is established the pump is selected to match the head-capacity with the system curve at a desired flow rate. Achieving the best match possible it the most effective design. Pump start up and shut down can affect the most ideal design point (often temporarily). Often it is possible to have a few pump specifics match the desired design point specifics so looking at the details of temporary factors can illuminate secondary problems that are within the operating constraints of the system or aquifer. It is important to size your pump specifically for your current and future pumping needs.
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