Pump systems

Water pump experts

A reliable pump is a key component of a well. We carry a complete line of professional grade pumps engineered to accommodate any system. Read below to learn the basics of pump systems and explore the various pumps we offer.

Water pump experts

A reliable pump is a key component of a well. We carry a complete line of professional grade pumps engineered to accommodate any system.

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Pumps for home use:

Submersible pumps are installed inside a well to pump water to the surface and then to a pressure tank.

Jet pumps are installed above ground, drawing water to the surface through a vacuum process. Jet pump systems are typically used only in shallow well and cistern applications.

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Pumps for home use:

Submersible pumps are installed inside a well to pump water to the surface and then to a pressure tank.

Jet pumps are installed above ground, drawing water to the surface through a vacuum process. These are typically only used in shallow well and cistern applications.

Pressure components

Pressure tanks

A pressure tank is a reservoir that maintains a preset air charge and gives the pump a cushion to build pressure against. The tank stores a small amount of water that is pushed out by the preset air charge when there is a call for water. This allows use of water without the pump turning on every time a sink is used or a toilet flushed. After most of the water is pushed out of the tank, a pressure switch turns the pump on to rebuild the pressure in the tank.

Pressure switches

A pressure switch is a mechanical device that turns the pump on and off according to the preset pressure settings. For most standard systems, the switch turns the pump on at 40 psi and then turns the pump off when the pressure reaches 60 psi.

A constant pressure system with a variable frequency drive is another pressure switch option with many benefits, including more consistent pressure and extended pump life span.

Pump options

Booster pumps

Pressure booster pumps operate at a higher pressure than standard pumps and provide solutions for low city water pressure, gravity fed water tanks and cisterns, or extended pipe lines. This type of pump can be utilized for both household use and irrigation. Booster pumps are controlled by a typical pressure switch, magnetic contactor, or by the latest technology in variable frequency drives.

Solar pumps

Solar pumps are an efficient, cost-effective way to provide water when power isn’t available or you want to stay off grid. We sell and install solar pump systems by Grundfos and Lorentz to fit a wide range of applications. We can scale a system to accommodate your needs. We can scale a system to accommodate your needs, whether it be for an off-grid residence or for watering livestock.

Hand pumps

Hand pumps are a basic way to provide water when power is unavailable and demand is low. Hand pumps provide a critical backup system if you experience a loss of power or if the primary electric pump fails. In the past, it has been difficult and potentially expensive to add a hand pump to a well that is equipped with a electric submersible pump.

Sump pumps

Keeping water out of a basement or well pit is of utmost importance. Repairs can be costly if a leak occurs or if rising ground water presents a problem. We sell and install sump pumps to handle many different applications, as well as sumps, float controls, and water level alarms.

Pressure components

Pressure tanks

A pressure tank is a reservoir that maintains a preset air charge and gives the pump a cushion to build pressure against. The tank stores a small amount of water that is pushed out by the preset air charge when there is a call for water. This allows use of water without the pump turning on every time a sink is used or a toilet flushed. After most of the water is pushed out of the tank, a pressure switch turns the pump on to rebuild the pressure in the tank.

Pressure switches

A pressure switch is a mechanical device that turns the pump on and off according to the preset pressure settings. For most standard systems, the switch turns the pump on at 40 psi and then turns the pump off when the pressure reaches 60 psi.

A constant pressure system with a variable frequency drive is another pressure switch option with many benefits, including more consistent pressure and extended pump life span.

Pump options

Booster pumps

Pressure booster pumps operate at a higher pressure than standard pumps and provide solutions for low city water pressure, gravity fed water tanks and cisterns, or extended pipe lines. This type of pump can be utilized for both household use and irrigation. Booster pumps are controlled by a typical pressure switch, magnetic contactor, or by the latest technology in variable frequency drives.

Hand pumps

Hand pumps are a basic way to provide water when power is unavailable and demand is low. Hand pumps provide a critical backup system if you experience a loss of power or if the primary electric pump fails. In the past, it has been difficult and potentially expensive to add a hand pump to a well that is equipped with a electric submersible pump.

Solar pumps

Solar pumps are an efficient, cost-effective way to provide water when power isn’t available or you want to stay off grid. We sell and install solar pump systems by Grundfos and Lorentz to fit a wide range of applications. We can scale a system to accommodate your needs. We can scale a system to accommodate your needs, whether it be for an off-grid residence or for watering livestock.

Sump pumps

Keeping water out of a basement or well pit is of utmost importance. Repairs can be costly if a leak occurs or if rising ground water presents a problem. We sell and install sump pumps to handle many different applications, as well as sumps, float controls, and water level alarms.

Let us design the perfect pump system to meet your needs.

Let us design the perfect pump system to meet your needs.