Installing a typical well pump setup is not rocket science, but some people still seem to have trouble with it. When the water pressure goes out, the pump uses the principle of diaphragm. It pushes the water into the air, which in turn forces the water out through the inlet valve. This is the basic principle on how pumps work. If you get your pump setup wrong and you don't have enough water pressure, the results can be disastrous.
Many times homeowners are hesitant to change their well pump installation because they have installed the same one for many years. In this case, don't hesitate to have someone who is qualified to come over and help you. You need the best there is, especially since there is nothing more frustrating than using your well pump to only be able to fill up half of your well. Even worse, when that pump stops working, you are left without water and waste no time in calling in a professional for help. Here are some things to keep in mind about well pump installation and why it is so important to get it right the first time.
First, make sure that the water pressure is where you need it to be. Do some testing in various places throughout your well field and see where the pressure is at. You will find that depending on where you live, the pressure may vary from day to day. If the pressure is too low or too high, you will either get an unsatisfactory result or it could cause damage to your pump. It is extremely dangerous to use a pump that is either not working properly or in the wrong pressure range. This can result in injuries and even drownings.
Next, take some measurements of the area where your pump is going to be installed. You will want to have accurate measurements to ensure that your pump set-up will be a good fit. In general, it is best to have a well pump installation done by a professional to ensure that everything is done right. There is nothing worse than having pipes or equipment not installed correctly, and this can cause damage that is expensive to fix. Pump set-up should be completed in a fast, effective, and safe manner that prevents damage from occurring. If something does happen to occur and there is damage, there is no way to correct it without hiring a professional plumbing company.
Once you have completed the installation of your pump and have everything operating the way that it should, you will need to make sure that you maintain the pump properly. There are some simple things that you can do to maintain your pump set-up. Make sure that your well water is well-maintained. All vegetation and other items around your pump should be mowed and removed every few months to prevent the spread of dirt and debris into the well system. If you don't have any vegetation and/or dirt covering your pump, then you should empty the tank on a regular basis to clear out any sediments and debris.
Your pump should also be cleaned regularly. You should use a licensed, certified plumbing service to clean out your water system so that it is working at its optimum level. It is not advisable to use a household vacuum cleaner for cleaning your pump because it can damage the pump and even void its warranty. You should use a professional water pump cleaner that is designed for use with well pumps.
A well pump requires water pressure to operate properly and can be more trouble than it is worth if you have inadequate water pressure. You should make sure that you have the proper pressure, which can be determined by the manufacturer. Checking your water levels several times a day is essential to properly maintain your pump. When there is a lack of water in your pumping station, it can affect your pump and its performance. Some of the common problems associated with a low water level in a pumping station include slow pumping or no pumping at all. If the problem persists, consult your service manager for advice on repair or replacement.
Your typical well pump setup will likely consist of a well, a pumping station, a waste pipe and a control panel. The pump will draw from the main line and use the pumped water to produce a stream of water through the waste pipe. The control panel will allow you to monitor the pump and ensure that it is running properly. It will also allow you to set the water pressure and temperature, among other functions. With some simple maintenance and occasional repairs, your pump should last for many years.