How much does a well pump cost to replace or install?
Ashburn, VA

How much does a well pump cost to replace or install?

Ashburn, VA

How much does a well pump cost to replace or install?

$400 – $2,000Submersible pump cost installed
$300 – $1,200Jet pump cost installed

Well pump replacement costs $540 to $1,850 on average with most homeowners spending $400 to $2,000 to install a deep-well submersible pump or $300 to $1,200 for a shallow-well jet pump. New retail well pumps cost $100 to $1,200, and labor costs to replace range from $200 to $800.

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$400 – $2,000 Submersible pump cost installed

$300 – $1,200 Jet pump cost installed

Well pump replacement costs $540 to $1,850 on average with most homeowners spending $400 to $2,000 to install a deep-well submersible pump or $300 to $1,200 for a shallow-well jet pump. New retail well pumps cost $100 to $1,200, and labor costs to replace range from $200 to $800.

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Well Pump Replacement Cost

The average cost to replace a well pump is $540 to $1,850, depending on the type of pump, horsepower, brand, and well depth. Replacing a well pump and pressure tank together costs $800 to $2,300. Minor well pump repairs cost $150 to $600.

Average well pump replacement cost - chart
Average well pump replacement cost - chart

Installing new wires or piping for the pump adds about $200 each. Complex piping work or upgrading to a solar or constant-pressure pump adds $1,000 to $3,000.

Well Pump Replacement Cost
National Average Cost $1,230
Minimum Cost $200
Maximum Cost $5,000
Average Range $540 to $1,850

Average Well Pump Prices

A well pump costs $200 to $800 on average without installation, depending on the type and horsepower. Submersible well pumps cost $165 to $1,000, deep or shallow-well jet pumps run $95 to $800, hand pumps are $50 to $600, and solar-powered well pumps cost $1,400 to $2,600.

Cost to replace a well pump by type - chart
Cost to replace a well pump by type - chart
Well Pump Prices
Type Pump Only Pump + Install Cost
Submersible Well Pump $165 – $1,200 $400 – $2,000
Deep Well Jet Pump $175 – $800 $400 – $1,200
Shallow Well Jet Pump $95 – $600 $300 – $900
Hand Well Pump $50 – $600 $200 – $800
Solar Powered Well Pump $1,400 – $2,600 $1,650 – $3,200
Constant-Pressure Well Pump $1,600 – $4,000 $2,000 – $5,000
Windmill Water Pump $4,200 – $19,600 $6,000 – $25,000

Submersible Well Pump Cost

Submersible well pump installation costs $400 to $2,000 on average, depending on the motor size, depth of the well, and whether you have an existing pump. Deep-well submersible pumps support wells 25' to 300' deep or more and range from ⅓ to 5-HP with output capacities of 5 to 140 GPM.

  • Regular-pressure submersible pumps, or "40/60 pumps", turn on when the pressure drops below 40 PSI and shut off when the pressure reaches 60 PSI.

  • Constant-pressure submersible pumps continually monitor the system pressure and adjust the speed of the pump as necessary.

Submersible well pumps are typically more expensive than jet pumps but are more reliable, less noisy, and tend to last longer. Most homes use a ½ to 1-½-HP submersible pump made of cast iron, stainless steel, or thermoplastic housing. When replacing your unit, select a pump with the same amount of wires, either 2 or 3-wires.

2-Wire vs. 3-Wire Submersible Well Pump
2-Wire 3-Wire
  • Has the motor control circuitry built into the pump, deep in the well
  • Submersible wire costs less and is lighter
  • Only available up to 1.5 HP
  • 8 – 13 year life expectancy
  • Less likely to oxidize and experience a component failure
  • Repairs are more expensive because the pump must be removed from the well to diagnose and perform the repair.
  • Has an external control box mounted above ground to start and control the motor
  • Third wire controls the speed of the motor, speeding up and slowing down through as many as 11 stages
  • Pumps with motors over 1.5 HP are all 3-wire
  • 10 – 15 year life expectancy
  • Higher chance of component failure, but greater starter torque
  • Usually easier and cheaper to repair due to easy access

There are three wires in a 2-wire cable and four wires in a 3-wire cable; the green ground cable is not counted.

Constant Pressure Well Pump Cost

A constant-pressure well pump costs $2,000 to $5,000 installed. A constant-pressure system runs continuously if there's at least a 1-GPM demand on the water supply, and the tank capacity required could be as low as 20 gallons.

The pump controller used in a constant-pressure system is a VFD (variable frequency drive), which is a variable speed pump that's better suited in urban areas where the electrical supply is stable. VFD controllers last about ten years and cost $800 to $2,900 before installation fees.

Jet Well Pumps Prices

A shallow-well jet pump costs $300 to $900 to replace and supports wells 25' or less. A convertible jet pump for deep-wells up to 90' costs $400 to $1,200. Above-ground jet pumps have an output capacity of 1 to 70 GPM and range from ½ to 1-HP for residential use. Material choices are cast iron, stainless steel, or thermoplastic.

Jet Well Pumps Prices
Pump Material Average Cost
Cast Iron $92 – $329
Thermoplastic Housing $155 – $600
Stainless Steel $200 – $1,220

*Prices for the jet pump only.

High-end stainless steel jet pumps are self-priming, while standard jet pumps may lose their prime and stop pumping. Jet pumps are usually cheaper than submersible pumps but deliver less volume and pressure. Some manufacturers produce a combination jet pump and pressure tank, which is faster to install and costs $300 to $1,400.

Shallow well pump installed with storage tank and auxiliary hand pump
Shallow well pump installed with storage tank and auxiliary hand pump

Shallow-well jet pumps are typically used in areas with a high-water table and are suited to warmer climates. Install a jet pump with overload protection to avoid motor burnout—pumps can keep running when the water level is too low, causing burn out.

Protect outdoor jet pumps and tanks during the winter with an insulated bag ($50 – $200) or by installing a well house ($150 – $1,200), and by wrapping exposed pipes with insulation sleeves.

Solar Powered Well Pump Cost

A solar-powered well pump costs $1,650 to $3,200 installed and will pump water from both shallow and deep wells. Solar pumps are an excellent choice for rural areas and lower your energy consumption costs. However, solar requires unobstructed sunlight for at least 6 to 8 hours per day. Solar well pumps are housed in plastic or stainless steel (or both) and are either:

  • Positive Displacement Pump (Submersible) – Draws water into an inlet compartment and move it to an outlet using a diaphragm, reciprocating, or rotary mechanism. The discharge flow will be constant.

  • Centrifugal Pump (Jet) – Creates a vacuum to move water through a rotating impeller. The flow will fluctuate.

Connecting the solar array directly to the pump requires a DC (direct current) motor. If you want your system to charge batteries, and you choose a pump with an AC (alternating current) motor, an inverter is required to convert the DC power to AC, which results in some power loss to the pump.

Solar Well Pump Kit

A solar well pump kit costs $1,500 to $6,500, depending on the GPM and feet lift required. Kits come with a pump, solar panels, mounting brace, and everything needed to power and protect the pump. Most kits are deep-well submersible pumps, as they consume less energy per gallon of water by using pressure rather than suction to push the water out.

Water Well Hand Pump Cost

Hand pumps for water wells cost $50 to $600 on average, with labor rates of $195 to $300 to install. Hand pumps are made of plastic, stainless steel, or cast iron. Premium hand pumps cost $500 to $2,000 and are suitable for deep wells—pumping one gallon per 7 strokes from 300’ deep.

Stainless steel hand pump for water well in front of a lake
Stainless steel hand pump for water well in front of a lake

To prevent a hand pump from freezing, drill a small hole in the downpipe so when it's installed, the hole is 4 or 5 feet below the ground level. When you finish pumping, the remaining water in the downpipe will seep out through that hole, leaving none to freeze from there up to the surface.

Windmill Water Pump Prices

A windmill water pump costs $4,200 to $19,600, with the average stub tower costing $9,900 and cross brace tower costing $12,900. Windmill water pumps are great for locations without electric service, or where a solar-powered pump would not provide enough power.

Professional assembly and installation takes 1 or 2 days and costs $2,000 to $5,000. A water-storage solution is still needed, which costs $380 to $1,500 depending on the type of tank and how it is pressurized.

Benefits of a Mechanical Windmill Water Pump

  • Suitable for both shallow wells and deep wells to around 1,200’

  • Works in wind speeds as low as 3 mph; 24 hours per day

  • Almost no maintenance, and automatic protection against storm-force winds

  • Pumping capacity of 1,500 gallons per day

  • Wind power charges batteries for electric well pumps when it's not pumping water.

Install an anemometer or wind odometer on your property to measure wind speed at different heights to get an idea of the suitability of wind power and the blade size required for your water usage.

How To Tell If Well Pump Is Bad?

Well systems are made up of two main components—a well pump and a pressure tank—both of which can go bad. The signs below might indicate pump problems, but you may only need to replace your pressure tank. Have a professional check your pressure tank first because it's faster and cheaper than pulling your pump out of the ground.

Common Signs of Well Pump or Tank Failure Include:

  • No water flowing from faucets

  • Poor water pressure

  • Low flow rate and spitting faucets

  • Constantly running pump

  • Odd noises coming from your pump

  • Rapid clicking sounds coming from the tank

  • Dirty or poor tasting water

  • High electric and water bills

  • Scalding shower water

A failed pressure tank bladder drastically reduces how long the well pump lasts. Hire a pump professional as soon as you notice any issues. Perform annual flushing of your water heater and pressure tank to prevent well pump failures and extend their lifespan.

New Well Pump Installation Cost Factors

Well pump installation costs between $300 and $4,500, with most homeowners spending $725 to $1,850, depending on the well depth, type of pump, size of the pump, size of the pressure tank, and labor costs.

  • Deep vs. Shallow Wells – The depth of your well determines which type of pump is required.

  • Pump Size – The horsepower required for your pump depends on your household's water usage and well depth.

  • Pressure Tank – The size of your pressure storage tank is based on the gallons per minute the pump produces.

  • Install or Replace – Installing a new pump is easier and cheaper than replacing an old pump that needs to be pulled out of the ground first.

What Size Well Pump Do I Need?

The well pump size you need depends on your water usage and number of family members. An average 3 to 4 bedroom home requires 8 to 12 GPM. To estimate your water needs, add one GPM for each water fixture. Fixtures include faucets, showers, washers, water spigots, toilets, dishwashers, and refrigerators.

When replacing your well pump, check the identification plate on your unit to identify the horsepower. Choose a new pump with the same horsepower (HP), or go up a size if you've added new family members or appliances. A well repair service can also tell you what size you need.

Well Pump Sizing Calculator
Flow Required (GPM) Pumping Water Level In Feet
(Sizes in HP)
15' 25' 50' 100' 150' 200' 250'
3 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ – ¾ ¾ - 1 1
4 ½ ½ ½ ½ – ¾ ½ – ¾ ¾ - 1 1
5 ½ ½ – ¾ ½ ½ – ¾ ½ – ¾ ¾ - 1 1
6 ½ ¾ ½ ½ – ¾ ¾ 1 1
7 ½ ¾ ½ ½ – ¾ ¾ 1 1
8 ½ – ¾ 1 ½ ½ – ¾ ¾ 1 1
9 ½ – ¾ 1 ½ ½ – ¾ 1 1
10 ¾ 1 ½ – ¾ ½ – ¾ 1 1
11 ¾ ½ ½ – ¾ ¾ 1
12 ¾ - 1 ½ ½ – ¾ ¾ 1 - 1½
13 1 ½ ½ – ¾ 1 - 1½
14 1 ½ 1
15 1 ½ 1
● Shallow or Convertible Jet Pumps ● Deep Well Submersible Pumps

Well Pressure Tank Size

Well pressure tanks are sized to store 3 gallons of water for every gallon per minute (GPM) the pump produces. To calculate your well pressure tank size, take the GPM system requirement and multiply by 3. For example, an average home uses 8 GPM and needs a tank with 24 gallons of storage.

Well pressure tank replacement with large capacity for a house
Well pressure tank replacement with large capacity for a house

Labor Cost To Replace Well Pump

The labor cost to replace a well pump is $250 to $800 on average, with complex projects costing $1,000 or more. Installing new wires or piping for the pump costs about $200 each.

Well services and plumbers charge $45 to $150 per hour. Installing a new well pump takes 3 hours on average, while replacing an existing pump takes 6 hours.

New well pump installations are easier, and costs depend on if the water system needs additional piping, plumbing, or repairs. Replacing a pump requires a derrick truck or pump roller machine to extract the submersible pump or remove the old well pipe to make repairs. After any work, the water well system should be tested and disinfected, which is typically included in their labor fees.

Labor Cost To Replace Well Pump
Type Average Cost
Install Jet Pump $100 – $200
Install Submersible Pump $250 – $400
Install Hand Pump $200 – $300
Replace Jet Pump $250 – $500
Replace Submersible Pump $550 – $800

Deep vs. Shallow Wells

The depth of your well determines your overall cost to install a new pump. Jet pumps are used for shallow wells up to 25' and are cheaper and easier to install. Submersible pumps are used for wells up to 250' and come in multiple configurations.

Deep vs. Shallow Well Pump Installation
Shallow Well Deep Well
  • 25' to 50' deep; usually up to 25'
  • Shallow-well hand pumps or jet pumps are effective up to 25' and convertible jet pumps up to 50'.
  • Requires a single 1¼" suction pipe and can be used in wells 2" or larger in diameter
  • Buy a pump with a tank or booster for constant water pressure, and consider installing a convertible jet pump, which will add suction to the pipe.
  • Can be contaminated with E. coli or chloroform from leaking sewer systems or local contamination – install with proper well-casing depth, adequate sealing, high-quality casing, and efficient caps
  • 50' to 250' and deeper
  • Deep-well submersible pumps are used for wells starting at 25', using increased HP the deeper the well. Some convertible jet pumps with a deep well configuration can be used down to 90'.
  • Requires a double suction pipe and may be used in wells 4" or larger in diameter
  • A 3-wire pump makes maintenance easier because you don’t have to bring it above ground to repair, but it’s a longer installation procedure.
  • Uncontaminated if you and your neighbors install it according to regulations

Costs for time and materials will be higher the deeper the well gets, because there will be a check valve installed for every 80’ of downpipe. There are additional costs when replacing your submersible pump because of the equipment and time required to remove the old well pump safely.

Hire a well pump replacement professional.

Artesian Well Pumps

Artesian wells are typically drilled to a confined aquifer layer below the unconfined aquifer and the upper confining bedrock layer. Flowing wells usually don't need pumps because the water underground is under pressure and comes out of the wellhead naturally.

For artesian wells with a progressive reduction in pressure, a submersible pump may be installed similarly to a nonflowing well.

  • Shallow well pumps may not be connected directed from a well to the buried line, and may only discharge to a surge tank with an overflow pipe or relief valve at the top of the tank.

  • A booster pump can be connected to the surge tank and discharged into the pressurized well tank.

Cost To Replace Well Water Pump Parts

You may need to replace other well pump components, such as the pressure tank, or add a booster pump instead of or in addition to replacing the well pump.

Cost To Replace Well Pump Parts
Component Average Cost
Well Pressure Tank $275 – $500
Replaceable Tank Bladder $20 – $250
Well Pump Motor $200 – $1,400
Well Booster Pump $250 – $2,500

The only part of a well pump that is truly replaceable is the motor complete in its housing. Although, other systems and components have a range of costs to either install or replace.

Cost To Replace Well Pressure Tank

The average cost to replace a well pressure tank is $275 to $500, depending on the tank's capacity and pressure rating. High-end models or complex tank hookups with plumbing relocations can cost over $1,000. Replacing a well pump and pressure tank together costs $800 to $2,300.

Cost to replace well pressure tank - chart
Cost to replace well pressure tank - chart
Cost To Replace Well Pressure Tank
Item Average Cost
Well Pressure Tank $150 – $300
Installation Labor $125 – $200
Total $275 – $500

Costs increase if your pump is not on the same level as your home. If you purchase the exact same model and it's precharged to the required pressure, you could replace the tank yourself after watching the manufacturer's videos.

Pressure tanks keep the air in the tank at a specific range of 40 to 60 PSI. Most modern tanks have two compartments to prevent waterlogging—the bladder or diaphragm mechanism for the water and the pressurized area.

  • Diaphragm – Internal membrane separates the water and the compressed air

  • Bladder Pressure Tank – Water is stored in a bag which is surrounded by compressed air

  • One Compartment – Compressed air and water are in the same chamber

Get free estimates from well repair companies.

Bladder Tank Cost

A bladder pressure tank costs between $50 and $600 with high-end models costing up to $1,500. Most bladder-pressure tanks have replaceable bladders that cost $20 to $250 depending on the brand of the tank it's for and the tank capacity.

Well Pump Motor Prices

The average cost to replace a well pump motor is $200 to $1,400. A single-phase motor (230 volts) costs $200 to $480, and a three-phase motor (415 volts) costs $290 to $1,900. Replacement motors are typically only available for expensive submersible pumps, and you'll likely have to replace the entire pump.

Cast iron jet well pump installed above ground
Cast iron jet well pump installed above ground

Sediment wears down pump bearings and other moving parts which cause motors to fail. If the motor fails on an older pump, the pump mechanism component could also fail, making it cheaper to replace the pump. Check the manufacturer’s MTBF (mean time between failure) on your pump, to see if this is the case.

Well Booster Pump Cost

The average well booster pump costs $750, with prices ranging from $250 to $2,000 depending on the size of the pressure booster kit, brand, and features. The average labor cost is $200 to $300 to install the unit. A booster pump improves low water pressure from your faucets and showerheads.

A well booster connects to the main water line and increases water pressure by up to 70 pounds. Before purchasing a pressure booster, check these other problems that can also affect water pressure.

  • Have a plumber check for clogged drains or pipe blockages.

  • Test old pipes for buildup that restricts water flow over time.

  • Remove the water softening system to see if pressure increases.

  • Ask your local water company if there are any local limits for water pressure.

Submersible Well Pump Torque Arrestor

To ensure the long life of your submersible well pump, an expandable torque arrestor is installed around the pipe—just above where the pump is connected to the downpipe—and it will be widened to fit the diameter of the well casing and secured to the pipe. Then it will be lowered into position along with the pump to provide resistance against the well casing, where it absorbs the jerking motion the pump creates each time it comes on.

Well Pump Repair Costs

Average well pump repairs cost $150 to $600 depending on the task. Common repairs include replacing the pressure switch for $150, internal pump valves and bearings, or the submersible electric cable for $200. To prevent a full pump replacement, annual well pump inspections cost $100 to $150.

Well Pump Repair Cost
Component Average Cost
Deep Well Injector $250
Pitless Adapter $230
Submersible Electric Cable $209
Sediment Faucet (Hose Bibb) $60
Control Panel Relay $50
Motor Start Capacitor $43
Pressure Switch $48
4" Flow Sleeve Kit $39
Foot Valve $26
Barbed Adapter (FIP/MIP) $25
Wiring Splice Kit $11
Control Box Capacitor $10
Pressure Gauge $10
Breakers 9-11A $9
Down Pipe T-Connector $9
Flow Sleeve Mesh $5

Other possible well water pump repairs include:

  • One or more failed check valves, which should be installed every 80’ of downpipe

  • A poor initial installation, causing water to leak on its way to the surface

  • No torque arrestor installed, or it was not expanded fully—causing loosened pipe components from the torque

  • Electric cable was incorrectly installed, and the torque arrestor is not fully expanded—the motion from the motor starting could eventually pull the wires loose

Get free estimates from well pump repair services near you.

What Is A Well Pump?

A well pump raises and extracts water from a well and delivers it to a pressurized storage tank. Submersible well pumps are used for deep-well systems 90 to 250 feet. Shallow well or convertible jet pumps are used up to 25 feet in a single pipe configuration, and up to 90 feet in a two-pipe config.

Most well pumps do not run continuously; when the pressure in the storage tank drops below a specific amount, the pump switches on to re-fill the tank until the pressure level hits between 40 to 60 PSI on average.

Contractor replacing a well pump and pressure tank together
Contractor replacing a well pump and pressure tank together

Jet Pump vs. Submersible Well Pump

The two most common types of well pumps are jet and submersible, with hand pumps and solar pumps being alternatives. For deeper wells, you'll need a pump motor with more horsepower which costs more.

Jet Pump vs. Submersible Well Pump
Jet Well Pump Submersible Well Pump
  • For shallow wells up to 25 feet for a single-pipe config, and 25 to 90 feet for two-pipe config
  • Works on suction
  • Installed above ground in your home or well house
  • Must be primed; can stop working if not primed
  • Volume relies on no leaks or blockages – pump limited to 1.5 HP
  • Flow rates of around 10 GPM at a depth of 50' – higher energy costs
  • Can be very noisy because of pushing against gravity and can overheat
  • Unsealed motor and pump – can corrode and leak
  • Lasts for 4 to 20 years
  • Repairs made to above-ground pump – cheaper repair costs
  • Typically for deep wells with depths of 90 to 250 feet
  • Works on force
  • Pump is below ground but powered from an above-ground power source
  • Never needs priming
  • Higher water volume
  • 30% faster pressure – saving energy costs
  • Not noisy; Submersed in water – unlikely to overheat
  • Sealed motor and pump – almost maintenance-free
  • Lasts for 6 to 25 years depending on sediment levels; average 8 to 13 years for a 2-wire, 10 to 15 years for a 3-wire
  • Higher repair costs because of pulling the pump up to repair it

Alternative Well Pumps

  • Hand Well Pumps – A hand pump is manually operated with a hand-cranked level and can be installed on boreholes or hand-dig wells. Hand pumps are cheap to build and install, excellent for areas without electricity, and are easy to maintain.

  • Solar Well Pumps – Solar pumps use solar energy to pump 500 to 1000 gallons per day and lift water up to 200 feet. The number of solar panels required depends on the pumping distance. Most solar pumps need to be serviced every 2 to 4 years and may require a 3 to 10-day storage tank depending on climate and water usage.

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Blue cast iron hand pump for water well on rural property
Blue cast iron hand pump for water well on rural property

Well Pump Ownership Tips

If your land is AG exempt, you may qualify for various incentives under the EQIP On-farm Energy Initiative. Grants or financial aid are sometimes available if you are installing a solar-powered water pump. These incentives change from time to time, with new programs being added occasionally.

7 Tips For Residential Water Well Pump Owners

  1. Document Your Setup – Using a sharpie either on the control box or on the pressure tank, write the pump model number, well depth, date of install, and any other pertinent details like amp readings.

  2. Document Amp Readings – Get an amp meter and document regular readings with the system in use. When getting a new pump installed, have the installer show you how to get the amp reading.

  3. Store Your Documentation – Store the owner’s manual and #1 and #2 in a place close to the control box or other well pump equipment.

  4. Note Your Pressure Tank Settings – Write the on and off pressure (like 40/60) on the exterior of your pressure switch (and on the pressure tank). Document the wire configuration on the outer casing, or number the cables so you know which cable goes where when it's being reassembled.

  5. Log Your Pressure – You can use a Schrader gauge (tire gauge) to read the pressure inside the pressure tank. Document it on the exterior of the tank at least once a year. It should be 2 to 3 PSI below your cut-in pressure.

  6. Note Your Well Breaker – Mark which breaker is for your well pump on your electric panel using a sharpie.

  7. Test Your Water – Routinely test your well water so you know what is in your drinking water. When you first have the well dug, or get a new pump installed, get the best lab test you can afford. Subsequent testing usually is only suggested on an annual basis, unless there has been contamination in the area before.

Frequently Asked Well Pump Questions

How Long Does A Well Pump Last?

A submersible well pump lasts 8 to 15 years, and jet pumps last 4 to 20 years on average. Less water usage or more horsepower means the pump runs less and lasts longer. Other factors include the amount of sediment in the water, quality of pump and motor, and maintenance schedule.

How Long Does A Well Pump Last?
Pump Type Lasts (Years)
2-Wire Submersible Pump 8 – 13
3-Wire Submersible Pump 10 – 15
Jet Pump 4 – 20

How Much Does It Cost To Run A Well Pump?

The cost to run a well pump is $3.45 to $3.60 per month for an average home with 4 people to pump 480 gallons daily at 10 GPM with a ½ HP submersible pump. The pump runs for about 2 hours per day and uses 1.92 kW of electricity, or 50 to 60 kW per month.

How Many Watts Does A Well Pump Use?

The average well pump uses 700 watts, with most ranging between 250 and 1,100 watts depending on the size of the pump, efficiency, water pressure, flow rate, and fluid density. The starting wattage should be 1.5 to 3 times the running wattage to provide enough power to start the pump.

How Many Watts Does A Well Pump Use?
Pump Size Watts Running Watts Starting
⅓ HP 750 1500
½ HP 900 2000
¾ HP 1500 3000
1 HP 2000 4100
1 ½ HP 2500 5000
2 HP 3750 7000
3 HP 5000 10000
5 HP 7500 15000

If you're looking for a generator to power your pump, remember Amps = Watts / Volts, and starting amperages of 5 to 7 times running power is normal for small electric motors.

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Well Pumps?

Well pumps are covered by your homeowners insurance policy if the problem is due to one of the perils of your plan, such as lightning, fire, or a windstorm. Homeowners insurance typically does not cover problems caused by wear and tear, neglect, or earthquakes.

How Far Can A Well Pump Water?

A submersible well pump for deep wells can extract water from depths up to 400 feet. A jet well pump for shallow wells extracts water up to 25 feet for a single-pipe system and up to 90 feet with a two-pipe configuration.

Can A Well Pump Freeze Up?

Submersible pumps won't freeze up because the pump itself is buried in the earth well below the frost line. Jet pumps or shallow-well pumps are installed above ground, and precautions need to be taken to prevent the cold temperatures affecting the pump, pressure tank, and water lines.

How Do You Thaw A Frozen Well Pipe?

To thaw a frozen well pipe, start with opening one or more faucets in the house and then heat the pipes slowly with a heat lamp, heating pad, space heater, or even a hairdryer. Work away from the home in the direction of the exposed area. To best protect the structural integrity of your pipes, do not use anything like a blowtorch with a naked flame to thaw your pipes.

What Are The Best Shallow-Well Pump Brands?

Popular brands of shallow-well jet pumps include Tallas, Aquapro, Everbilt, Superior Pumps, ECO Flo, Aquaer, BURCAM, Rigid, Water Worker, and Wayne. In the convertible jet pump market, Saer is one of the more popular choices.

What Are The Best Deep-Well Submersible Pump Brands?

Popular brands of deep-well submersible pumps are XtremePower US, Everbilt, FloTec, Wayne, Truhorse, A.Y. McDonald, Meyers, and Franklin Electric.

Still have questions? Ask a well pump pro.

Hiring A Well Pump Service

Hiring a well pump service is recommended as most well pump problems require plumbing and electrical experience. Well pump installers can tell you the depth of your well and what kind of pump you're currently using.

  • A professional will diagnose the problem accurately.

  • A professional will purchase the right type of pump for replacement.

  • Professional installers know exactly what pump cables to use to install your pump safely.

  • Submersible pumps in deep wells need some special equipment to bring the pump and all the pipe to the surface without damaging the downpipe or wiring—like a derrick truck, motorized hoist, or an electric pump puller.

  • Hiring a professional will likely protect any warranty period by the manufacturer.

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