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If you have ever been out of water, you know just how inconvenient it can be. Simple Pump™ hand pumps will give you the peace of mind that should you have a power outage or a disaster comes, you will have your well water available to you. “How deep can Simple Pump™ pump from?” The hand-operated pump can work from as deep as 325 feet static water level — when pumping to ground level and to ambient pressure. These limits are then affected if you are also pumping into a pressurized plumbing system or uphill. “How much water does it pump?” Pumping rates from the Simple Pump™ vary directly with the frequency and length of strokes of the lever arm. In normal operation at a reasonably pumping rate, Simple Pump™ delivers up to 5 gallons per minute.
“How hard is it to pump water?” With the Simple Pump™, pumping water from normal depths is easy. The lever handle that is standard equipment with Simple Pump™ works on common leverage principles and provides a leverage ratio of 3.3:1. The actual force required is dependent on the total length of drop pipe assembly. For a standard installation of 100 feet, it takes approximately 12 pounds of downward force. A child can easily do this. At 200 feet, you would be using the 3 foot lever arm. The effort is halved – and is still only 12 lbs. At sets deeper than 225 feet, you would be swapping to the 100CA-SS pump cylinder. This decreases the effort per stroke further, to only 17 lbs at 325 feet static water level. “Can the pump really develop enough pressure to fill my pressure tank?” Yes. Simple Pump™ has been manufactured to very stringent tolerances, which lets the pump develop sufficient pressure to fill a residential pressure or bladder tank.
At Fundin Pump & Well Service we provide new installations as well as emergency repairs on submersible pumps. We sell and service all major brands. We size each pump to fit your needs and particular application. Submersible well pumps are the most common types of pumps used today for well water applications. Just like their name says they are installed submerged in the water. Submersible pumps have two distinct advantages: 1) they are installed in the water so they do not have to draw water up like an old style jet pump would they only have to push water 2) they are also much more efficient as they use multiple impellers to deliver the water to its end user from the well. Because of these advantages submersible pumps can deliver a higher flow rate and more pressure with less horsepower.
Submersible pumps can range from ½ HP and up. Most residential applications are from ½ HP to 7-1/2 HP. In addition to being sized by horse power they also come in different flow ranges. Typically we will see in residential applications from 5 gallons per minute to 35 gallons per minute. Submersible pumps typically have a life-span of about 12 to 15 years.
Water systems that draw from stored water (e.g. in tanks), need a pressure booster pump to pressurize the home water lines. A Pressure Booster Pump‘s job is to pressurize your home water system. The pump draws water from the source (tank) and raises the pressure in the home system to a preset limit. This pump is not needed if your well pump (different pump) feeds water directly into your pressure tank. These pumps should never be allowed to run dry as they will burn out. A fail-safe system such as a float switch (that shuts the pump down if water goes below a certain level) is recommended. We design, install and service water well pumps, pressure tanks, booster pumps pressure tanks and VFD/Constant Pressure Systems.
Variable Frequency Drives
The variable frequency drive is available for submersible or above-ground well pumps. The water pressure control directs changes in pump motor speed, responding to fluctuations in demand. If water pressure starts dropping an electronic pressure transducer signals the drive to accelerate the pump motor to increase water volume going into the home. Traditional well system controls only turn the pump on and off at one speed. The variable frequency drive acts as a brain for the system, optimizing water pressure based on needs. In the event that a problem does occur, it will diagnose the issue and disable the pump to prevent further damage.
The constant pressure drive is a variable frequency controller that responds to the changes in the pump motor speed and to fluctuations in the demand. When the water pressure drops the pressure transducer tells the drive to speed up or slow down the pump motor to maintain constant water pressure to the home. When demand increases the controller varies its speed to keep the right amount of water pressure.
- Provides constant pressure when flow demand varies greatly
- Reduces cycle stops resulting in longer motor life
- Small pressure tank, takes up less space
- Built in motor and pump protection
- Reduce wear on pump and motor
- Provides constant, reliable pressure 24/7/365
- No more annoying pressure fluctuations
Your Well Tank Needs to Perform Under Pressure
There are various designs of well tanks, but the basic principle is quite simple: there is pressurized air on the top of the tank and a reservoir of water on the bottom. As the water pump fills the reservoir with water, it compresses the air on the top. When the pressure gets to around 50psi, a switch turns the pump off. Then, as the water is used, the compressed air pushes the water out of the tank. When the pressure drops to around 30psi, the pump switches back on and the cycle repeats itself. It’s important that the well tank is sized to the capacity of the water pump. A properly sized well tank should store at least one gallon of water for every gallon per minute of pump capacity. This allows for fewer pump starts and longer run times which, in turn, maximizes the life of the pump.
Holding Tank Systems
lf you have a house with a well, then you have a water pump—either in the basement or in the well itself. If the water pump had to switch on every time you turned on a faucet or took a shower, then it wouldn’t take long for the pump to burn out. And that could get very expensive. So, you have a well tank. The well tank stores water under pressure so that the water pump doesn’t have to start up every time you need water. It protects the life of your pump and saves energy because it reduces the amount of time the pump has to run. And it provides more consistent pressure in between pump starts. Do you have water storage needs? Whether they be household, landscape or agricultural purposes, we can design and install a system to meet your requirements.
Unlike city water, well water users are limited in the volume of water they can use at any one time. This is typically referred to as the yield of the well which is measured in gallons per minute. There is no standard yield for a well, each will perform differently then another. For example, some large irrigation wells are capable of producing 1,000 gallons per minute while another may only produce 1 gallon per minute. For residential purposes a well water user would like to have a well that yields 5 gallons per minute or more. Yields less than 5 gpm may not be enough to serve the household’s water demands. These wells that produce less than 5 gpm are known as a low yielding well. There are really only three solutions for a low yielding well. The first, have Fundin Pump & Well Service explore drilling a replacement well or the second option is the rehabilitation of your existing and the third is to install a water holding tank system. A water holding tank system works by installing a large reservoir tank. These tanks can range from 300 gallons and up. In some cases we manifold tanks together to double the amount of storage. Tanks can be installed as above ground poly tanks or as below ground plastic or concrete cisterns. Individual home owner’s needs are different.
After the tank has been installed the tank is filled at a slow rate from the low producing well creating enough of a reservoir that there is adequate supply on hand for high water demands from household or irrigation use. A booster pump is then installed to pressurize the water from the holding to the point of use. As added protection we also add what is called run dry protection for both the booster pump and the well pump in the case that either run out of water.