When it comes to moving groundwater to the surface, there are two types of pumps you can use to get the job done: jet pumps or submersible pumps. Jet pump are above-ground devices that suck water to the surface, while submersible pumps work by pushing H20 upward. Here are some interesting facts you should know about the mechanics of the latter.
A Guide to Submersible Pumps
What Are They?
A submersible pump is a device designed to push water from a source, through the pipes, and out your plumbing fixtures. To function, submersible pumps must be fully submerged in water. They are designed to operate underground, down at the water’s source, and are more efficient than jet pumps. While their sizes vary, most pumps are usually two to four feet in length and three to five feet in diameter. They have a tube-like design that allows for easy entry into the well casing.
How Do They Work?
Since a submersible pump operates in water, the capsule assembly contains a hermetically sealed motor designed to prevent liquid from seeping in and causing a short circuit. The motor is connected to an impeller, which is a device that moves fluid by spinning. When switched on, the impeller pushes water to the surface via a pipe that is also connected to the pump. Since the pump moves water to the surface by moving it upward rather than sucking it up, the problem of cavitation, which is common in above-ground pumps, is eliminated.
If you’re interested in installing a submersible pump or contemplating digging up a new well, count on the expertise of Kuser Well Drilling in Canton, PA. They have offered Bradford County a host of well services since 1968, including drilling, maintenance, and water treatments. Visit their website for more information, and call (570) 673-8189 to schedule service.