Advantages of submersible pumps over jet pumps

In domestic, industrial, commercial and agricultural sectors, pumps are used to extract water from the water table under the soil. While in some places getting portable water is simple, in other places, where the water table is at a lower level, powerful pumps are required to extract water. These pumps operate under pressure to extract water to your home. There are an array of water pumps that can be used to extract water, from mechanical to jet and solar to submersible water pumps.

The right water pumps for your use are usually sized by experts. This basically depends on the gallons of water that will be required for use during the peak usage time. Based on this, the right pump that can ensure your water needs is selected. Water pumps selected rightly for the job are durable and last several years. For residential use, the two common types of water pumps used are submersible pumps and jet pumps.

Submersible pumps

Submersible pumps are long cylindrical pumps that are about 2-4 feet in length. These pumps have both electric motor and pump installed together as one unit into the well. For the working of the pump, electric cable is connected to the electric motor. Also, a pipe is fitted from the well to the fixtures in your home to transport the water. With growing population, the water table levels go down drastically. Hence, the water pumps are placed several hundred feet below the water level in your well to ensure water is available to you at all times. When you switch on the pump, the motor pushes the water through the pipe into the well.

Jet pumps

In case of jet pumps, the pump and the motor are placed outside the well but close enough to it. When the pump is switched on, the water is ejected under pressure into the pipe, which in turn expels water into the well. The pressure created by the jet pump forces the water to rise through the pipe.

Advantages of submersible pumps over jet pumps

Most people favour submersible pumps to jet pumps because

  • Submersible pumps are more energy efficient than jet pumps. Jet pumps use more electricity because of their lower capabilities.
  • Submersible pumps use direct pressure to exert water from the ground and push them into pipes. On the other hand, jet pumps use an indirect technique – suction. Hence, submersible pumps usegreater pressure to exert water than jet pumps.
  • Submersible pumps do not make as much noise as jet pumps.
  • Submersible pumps are water-proof pumps. They contain leak proof gaskets and seals, which will prevent water leakage into your homes. This also means the pump will not leak electric charge when it is immersed in the water.
  • As the motor and pump are placed in the well, submersible pumps do not need additional spaces like jet pumps that demand a separate space like a utility room.
  • Submersible pumps can exert water at deeper levels in the well than jet pumps. Unlike jet pumps, they do not need priming.