How Do Deep Well Pumps Work?

Many people who live in rural areas and do not have access to city water use a deep well pump. Deep well pumps can also be found within city limits most often in small towns.

Deep Well Pumps Explained

A deep well pump is submersed in a well that is deep in the ground. It is placed in a long tube that is fitted in the well casting and it is different from an above ground well pump.

  • The deep well pump is sealed in a compartment connected by wires to a power source above the ground. It is able to push the water up into your home's plumbing.
  • These types of pumps can be difficult to repair as it is under water and is not easily accessible.
  • These pumps are very well made and can last 20 years or more without any need of repairs.

Even From Deep in the Well, Water will get to Your House

A deep well pump has one pipe that is attached in the housing of the pump. It forces water into a jet that is 10 to 20 feet below the water level of the well. There is another pipe that connects to force water back into the pump. When your pump gets to the set PSI, the pump stops running. As water is used in the house, the PSI goes down and the pump turns on.