Our pumps for wells
What is a submersible pump?
The submersible pump has a completely sealed motor. It is immersed in water at any depth. It is normally installed at the bottom of a well or in the stream. This type of pump captures water from the bottom and pushes it to the surface. It is the most efficient and versatile pump.
The submersible pump can be equipped with a computer to control flow variations. This computer is installed inside the residence. As soon as it detects a variation in flow or pressure, it adjusts the pump accordingly.
This is the first choice for a new well or water catchment from a lake, river or stream.
A technological marvel, the submersible pump is similar to a water system. It is used for all types of water catchment:
- Artesian wells
- Gelinite filtering wells, the equivalent of surface wells
- Lake, river or stream water catchments
Here are the advantages of the submersible pump:
- It does not make any noise because it is installed in water.
- It has more pressure than the jet pump which is another pump for wells.
- It reaches its full capacity in a few seconds.
- It can be controlled by computer.
And some disadvantages:
- It can be damaged if it is not constantly immersed in water.
- The motor seal may loosen over time.
Maintenance can be complicated depending on the installation.
Purchase and installation of a submersible pump:
- For a gelinite well: $.
- For an artesian well: $$
- For a lake water catchment: $$
Maintenance of the submersible pump : $
The submersible pump is durable. It does not usually require maintenance. When maintenance is required, the cost is low.
It may be necessary to replace the submersible pump after 25 or 30 years.
What is a jet pump?
Also known as a turbine pump, the jet pump is used out of the water. It is normally installed inside the home near a pressurized tank that stores water under pressure.
It draws water by means of a suction mechanism. It is made of solid cast iron and the turbine is made of corrosion and abrasion resistant materials.
The jet pump works well for shallow water, as it cannot pull a column of water higher than 7.60 meters (25 feet), regardless of the make or model.
The jet pump is mainly used to replace pumps in an existing system.
Today, the jet pump represents only a fraction of sales compared to submersible pumps.
It is ideal for pumping:
- Shallow wells
- Wells with filtering points
- Water from a lake, river or stream
The benefits of the jet pump are:
- It is used in a well with a filter tip.
And some disadvantages:
- It can be noisy.
- It cannot draw a water column of more than 7.60 meters (25 feet).
Purchase and installation of a jet pump:
- For a jet pump replacement: $.
- For a surface well with a filter tip: $.
Maintenance of the jet pump : $
The jet pump is durable. It does not usually require maintenance. When maintenance is required, the cost is low.
It may be necessary to replace after 25 or 30 years.