Does a submersible pump need check valve for 50' well 2' round

Old 01-07-18, 01:12 PM
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Does a submersible pump need check valve for 50' well 2' round

I have 2' round 60' deep well and plan on installing a submersible pump 50' down. Has anyone used a deep well pump in a shallow well and do I need a check valve for 50' of head.
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It probably has a built in foot valve/check valve.

Do you have the instructions that came with it ?
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Yes, most/all submersible pumps have built in check valves. Make sure you choose an appropriate pump, one designed for shallower depths. A low horsepower motor with the proper pump will perform quite well at that depth.

I have submersible pumps in several of my rental houses with shallower wells. I prefer them over deep well jet pumps because they don't have priming issues and there is no venturi to clog.

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