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How Do Centrifugal & Submersible Well Pumps Differ? November 4, 2019

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How Do Centrifugal & Submersible Well Pumps Differ?, Davenport, Washington

well pump is a motorized device responsible for transporting water from your well to your indoor plumbing. However, not all of them work the same way. Submersible and centrifugal models are two of the most common. If you’re not sure which your system requires, here is more information about these options. 

What Is a Centrifugal Well Pump?

A centrifugal pump is designed for wells that are no deeper than 25 feet. This device is mounted above the water and connected to an inlet and outlet pipe. Drawing power from the motor, it creates suction to pull water up and direct it toward the home.

Although this product has a limited reach, it’s more simple. Due to its straightforward design, the centrifugal device is able to pump water in a relatively fast manner. Its fewer interchangeable parts also make well pump repair simple and affordable.

What Is a Submersible Well Pump?

well pumpWhen you have a deeper water source, you will likely need to rely on a submersible pump. Featuring an enclosed and sealed motor, this device can be placed in wells up to a few hundred feet deep. Instead of pulling the water toward the surface, this model pushes the liquid up to direct it toward the home’s storage tank. While it still requires electricity, the submersible pump can help you save on energy costs by utilizing natural water pressure to push resources up. It’s also quieter than the centrifugal model.

A submersible well pump may last up to 20 years. However, it can face issues if it’s not kept completely covered by water. If exposed to air, this machine can overheat and fail. It might also experience corrosion, which could lead to system failure.    


Getting well water to your home is simple when you rely on the services of Halme Electric and Pump. Serving the Davenport, WA, community, this residential electrician is equipped to provide both centrifugal and submersible well pump repairs. If updates are needed, this contractor will also help with well pump installation or new water well drilling. Learn more about what they do online or call (509) 725-3500 to schedule an appointment.

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