People who live in towns are not in control of the water they use daily. In other words, they know nothing about the water treatment or the flow of water into their homes. Today, even the smallest villages have supply pipes network that transport clean water to every home within the neighbourhood. All they know is how to open a tap. If you moved some miles out of the town, the picture will change. Even though the inner workings are invisible, the water supply is usually independent of the neighbourhood. Each home has a well, which is the main supply of water. For the water system to be complete, the homeowner must have an idea on how to install a shallow well pump
If you already have a shallow well in your home, then you already have a good investment and household addition. However, the shallow well will require regular maintenance. When necessary, you will have to replace it after several years. The installation of shallow good pumps requires experience and some skill level. That is the only way to avoid contamination of your well water or damage to the pump. To eliminate the chances of pump replacement, you will have to invest in a quality pump that will guarantee uninterruptible services for very many years.
How a shallow well pump works
For people who live in the city, this is another common question to expect. To start with, the depth of the well dictates the type of pump to use. Some areas have very shallow water tables, in which case getting water is very easy. In such cases, channelling the water into the house is easy too. In areas where the water table is very high, sophisticated machinery helps in digging and drawing the water from underground.
A shallow well pump relies on an electromotor to function. The main role of the motor is to drive the impeller or centrifugal pump from the well via a narrow jet. After the narrow jet constricts, it increases the speed of any moving water. A partial vacuum forms each time the well water leaves the jet, therefore, drawing more and more water from the well. The venture fitted behind the water jet slows down any inflowing water and increase the pressure that pumps the water from the well at very high pressure into the well water pumping system.
To install the pump, you will need:
- A shallow well pump
- A suction pipe
- A pipe cutter
- Extra PVC pipe
- A pressure tank
- Matching pipe fittings
- Sealing Tape
shallow well pump installation guide Step By Step
- Check the well and ensure that it is free from dirt and clean. It is good to have clean outflowing water for your family.
- Attach the foot valve to the pipe and use the winch to lower it into your shallow well. Ensure that the foot valve goes down first.
- To push your submerged foot valve and the pipe further to the right depth, you will need to attach another pipe and repeat the process until you reach the right depth.
- Take the good seal and use it to seal your well
- At this stage, take your suction pipe. Connect it to your shallow water pump.
- Ensure that your shallow well pump is ready for connection to the power source.
- Now, connect the pump to the power source. Remember to ground the power source properly to eliminate the chances of accidents.
- Prime the shallow water pump and start pumping the water. You have to be cautious to reduce the chances of running the shallow water pump dry.
- Check the connections twice to ensure that you have connected all the pipes tightly.
- Run the water for over five minutes and ensure that it is clear. If the water is not clear, you will have to disconnect the power and check the connections. If the water is clear, you do not have to do anything else because the installation is complete.
The installation of a shallow well pump is easy for experienced people. If you are inexperienced, you can choose to hire a professional to do the installation or complete the work the DIY way. If you hate DIY projects, you will be able to save more money if you can buy the needed materials before you contact a professional installer.
After installation, remember to check the pump regularly so that you can identify problems as they arise and maintain the quality of your water.