Many homeowners in Australia get their water from Municipality, but there are a good number people who rely on Private water wells. Even, people are found satisfied with the well water, as they don’t have to pay for extra for utility bill and they can control the water quality as well. The best part is, with private well, property owners rest assured that no chemical will get mixed without the consent of the homeowners.

However, as soon as you decide choose a new pump for your well, there are 2 major options are available- one is submersible pump and another one is jet pump.

How Submersible and Jet Pumps Work?

Majority of well users use Aline submersible pump in Sydney. With this type of unit, the pump and motor is installed several feet below the well, where the water is available. The motor operates a set of impellers, which push the water out of the well into the pipes. On the other hand, a jet pump is not submerged in the well and the equipment are installed in the basement. The unit uses a pressure that creates a vacuum and brings the well water to the surface.

Why Should You Invest in Submersible Pump?

Submersible pumps mostly used across the Australian household, and this is because of the advantage it provides.

  • The best part is submersible pumps need fewer repair due to the chances of low risk pump cavitation.
  • Even, use of less electricity has also made the submersible pumps popular. Since the water pressure pushes the water into the pump, it doesn’t have to use more energy to move water.
  • As the submersible pumps are submerged, it comes with self-priming.

How Does it Work?

The typical submersible pump has the cylindrical shape, which is about 42-inches tall and 4-inches in diameter. With proper drilling, the pump is attached to the flexible pipe that is lowered into the well casing until it fully gets submerged. Pumps are placed at the bottom of the well and push water up to hundreds feets of your home.

Submersible Well Pump Types:

There are 2 types of submersible pumps, which are-

  • Multiple stage pumps: Such pump types are mostly used for underground application such as water well. Since such pump types are fully submerged, the water helps to cool the motor. It means, you no more need cooling chemicals separately.
  • Single stage pumps: Most homeowners use this pump type for home as well as light industrial pumping such as aquarium filters, for drainage, sewage pumping. It is not used for water well applications.

Why Submersible Pumps Fail?

As an enclosed system, submersible pumps are quite energy efficient with long productive life. The main reason why they fail is due to seal. Since the seals corrode over time, it allows the water to seep into the motor, which can cause the motor to fail. Here are a few more such reasons of pump failure-

  • Absence of water at the faucet.
  • Low water levels affect the operation of the pump.
  • Water aeration at the faucet.
  • Muddy water cause the pump work harder and wear down the internal elements of the pumps.

The best way you can maintain your pump by scheduling annual maintenance and call professionals who repair Grundfos or Aline submersible pumps in Sydney, if you find any issue in the pump’s performance. Professionals will inspect water system including pressure tank, electrical and plumbing connections. Catching a problem early can result in low-cost repair in place of costly replacement.

Author's Bio: 

The author works for installing and repairing Grundfos and Aline Pumps in Sydney and writes blogs and articles to make user aware of pump functionality and its maintenance.