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Common Types of Well Pumps For Arizona Water Wells

When your well pump breaks and you’re without water, sometimes the stress is overwhelming. After all, the neighbor probably doesn’t have a spare well pump and Arizona is dry. Though you’re not as alone as you think. An estimated 13 million U.S. households still rely on private wells for drinking water.

Buying a new, or backup, well pump isn’t difficult. There’s a thriving market for pumps and as long as you know what you’re looking for you won’t ever again find yourself without water.

So today, we’re breaking down the best types of well pumps for Arizona water wells.

Centrifugal Pumps

Centrifugal well pumps, also called jet pumps, work best for shallow wells not exceeding 25 feet in depth. They work by using atmospheric pressure to create a vacuum in the pump hose above the water in the ground. The weight of the air pushes the water up the hose and through the pump.

The pump creates suction by moving water through a narrow orifice, causing the speed of the moving water to increase. The vacuum created sucks the water into the pump. Centrifugal pumps need water to operate.

Deep Jet Pumps

With a few modifications, the jet pump design can work for wells deeper than 25 feet. These models overcome the depth limitation by separating the jet component from the pump motor. The jet component sits below the well’s water line, utilizing two pipes instead of one.

The pipe connected to the motor housing pushes water into the jet. A vacuum occurs on the other side of the jet which forces the water up the second pipe and into your plumbing.

Submersible Well Pump

We install submersible well pumps in the well itself. Water pressure pushes water through the pump intake and then the pump pushes that water into your home.

These pumps are extremely efficient because they rely on pressure to feed the pump. They can also pump water extremely long distances and aren’t limited by well depth.

Once the pump pushes enough water to fill your tank the pump turns off. When you use water the pressure in the tank triggers a pressure switch which causes the pump to turn on and refill the tank.

Shopping the Best Types of Well Pumps

Shopping for well pumps is difficult if you’re not a well pump expert. There are more pumps on the market than the above three, and many work only in specific use cases. Plus, everyone has a different situation. No two plumbing systems are the same.

Calling an expert is the best way to determine what type of pump is best for your needs. We can help you choose a pump that’s both cost and energy efficient. The next you’re contemplating the best types of well pumps, keep us in mind. The right water well keeps your water running and saves you money.


Are you looking for the best type of well pump for your Arizona property? Call Pump It Up Pump Services, the experienced, trustworthy Arizona water well pump company near Phoenix, at 623-582-5069 today. The can help you make the best decision on your next water pump and provide professional installation and servicing.

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