How to Measure your System for the Right Size Submersible Well Pump

What You'll Need

Measuring for a submersible well pump sounds like a daunting task. However it can really be done easily on your own. There are a few things that you will need to consider to help you determine what is the correct size for your home. Here is a quick guide that can help you make that decision:

Step 1 - Consider Your Home

When measuring to decide the right size for your submersible well pump, you have to take your home into account. The biggest issue is the number of bathrooms and and fixtures in your home that use water. This will help you decide the gallon usage you have. Things to consider are washing machines, pools, toilets, sinks, showers and so on.

Step 2 - Measure It Out

Once you think about all of the fixtures that you do have in your home, you can put a number on it. You will want to find out the flow rate of gallons used for certain fixtures and then determine how often they are being used. This will help you to decide overall how many gallons you use and what size pump you are going to need for your home. You can also consider the pressure when buying the pump.