Six Things You Shouldn't Assume About Submersible Pump Installation

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Six Things You Shouldn't Assume About Submersible Pump Installation

2 August 2023
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Your household will rely heavily on your submersible well pump to supply your home with water. That's why you need to make sure that you are well-informed about submersible well pump installation. Unfortunately, there is some misinformation out there about submersible pump installation.

The following are six things you shouldn't assume about submersible pump installation.  

Your submersible pump will last forever.

While a well-designed and properly installed well pump should last well into the future, it's important to realize that your well pump won't last forever. You can expect your well pump to need to be replaced somewhere around 8 to 15 years after installation. 

It doesn't matter which submersible well pump model you have installed.

There are many submersible well pump models on the market. You need to do your research and choose the right well pump for your needs. Consider factors such as the GPH rate and PSI rate of different submersible pump models so that you find a pump model that's appropriate for your water well. 

You can install your submersible well pump by yourself.

You should never attempt to install your own submersible well pump. Installing a submersible well pump is a complex job that requires a lot of specialized knowledge. Leaving pump installation to the professionals will give you the peace of mind of knowing that the job was done properly. 

Installation costs are the biggest costs you will have to pay for your submersible pump.

A submersible well pump requires an upfront investment when you have it installed. However, the installation costs are not the most expensive costs you'll have to pay to have a working well pump on your property. Operational costs and maintenance costs tend to be higher over the long term than initial installation costs. 

It takes a long time to install a submersible well pump.

You may be surprised by how quickly a well pump can be installed. Some people assume that installing a submersible well pump will take several days at least. However, submersible well pumps can usually be installed in only around six hours

You don't need a permit for submersible well pump installation.

It's important to research regulations in your area before you have your submersible well pump installed. If you are having a pump installed in a new well, you need to make sure you've acquired any necessary permits. Permits are required in most municipalities for well drilling and construction. 

Contact a local submersible well pump installation service to learn more.