Choose from a large selection of name brand jet/well pumps at PlumbersStock. We are known for having great deals on all our pumps, so shop around. To help you navigate the product, please understand that not all well pumps are jet pumps and vice versa.
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A jet pump is a surface mounted well pump, deriving its name from the Venturi jet used to generate suction. This type enables very harsh material to be flushed through it without damaging the equipment. Most centrifugal pumps are not capable of performing in this fashion. The jet pump uses a mechanism that uses a stream of one fluid to pump another by the Venturi effect. The Venturi effect is the reduction in fluid pressure that results when a fluid flows through a constricted section of pipe. Due to the uniqueness of the Venturi, this pump can actually be located above ground with only the Venturi section underground. The jet pump is able to do its job by using an independent fluid flow to create a vacuum mechanism within the part; this will suck the fluid through to the discharge hose. This type of pump can do incredible things, such as converting high energy with low volume flow into a low energy with a high volume flow; the abrasive material that is moved through the jet pump would be very destructive to the moving parts of a conventional pump. The jet pump also allows for less moving parts. Jet pumps also have large discharge rates which in a financial perspective helps save in installation and maintenance costs.
Jet pumps are available in either deep or shallow well configurations. The only difference between the two is the placement of the jet. In a shallow well configuration the jet is mounted on the pump, while for deep well applications the Venturi nozzle is mounted below the surface.
A submersible well pump is a long skinny pump designed to fit inside of a cylindrical well casing. It uses suction and pressure to obtain what is usually a liquid substance from a well. The most commonly used well pump is for oil or water wells. These pumps can reach aquifers that lay deep within the earth's crust. Standard centrifugal pumps do not have this capability. Well pumps come in an assortment of sizes, from residential that have a low horsepower to commercial pumps that are usually working in conjunction with other pumps in order to supply communities with water. Maybe you just need a shallow well pump, and PlumbersStock can oblige. Most well pumps are powered by electricity, but there are manual hand well pumps that can get the job done. In many cases, you'll need a filter for your well water.
Submerged well pumps use less energy and provide more water than a jet pump of the same horse power.
A growing trend in submersible well pumps is the use of a VFD (variable frequency drive) control package which allows the user to set a specific outlet pressure. Instead of turning at a predetermined rpm, the motor of a VFD pump turns at whatever rpm necessary to produce the required volume of water at the set pressure. The advantage of a VFD submersible well pump system is that in addition to providing consistent predictable pressure, it eliminates the need for a pressure storage tank.
When choosing a well or jet pump there are many questions that need to be answered and many factors that need to be taken into consideration. You need to know if it is going to be a shallow, deep, or convertible pump. Is there a need to keep air pressure in the tank? Is it necessary to have a filter and what kind? Or which chemicals can be damaging if any? What are the issues with choosing a pump that has high horsepower?