You Need To Have A Pump And A Pressure Tank For Your Well

Posted on: 24 May 2022

If you live outside of the city, odds are that you have a well to provide your water instead of a municipal water supply. A well needs to have a whole system in order to get the water out of the ground into your house. You are going to need to have a pump and a pressure tank. The two items work together to make sure that you get the water you want when you want it and at the pressure that you want it. 

Well Pump

The well pump is a necessary part of your well because without a pump to push the water up and out, you aren't going to get any water when you turn on your faucet. There are different kinds of pumps that can be in your well, depending on how deep your well is and how far the water has to go to get out of the well and into any tank. Many pumps are located near the bottom of the well. They aren't placed on the exact bottom of the well, but a few feet above. This is especially true when it comes to deep wells. The reason to have the pump in the wells is that it is easier for the well to push the water up from the bottom than it is for the pump to pull the water up. 

Pressure Tank

The well pump pushes water into a pressure tank. Water is pumped into the tank, which then goes from the tank to your faucet. The reason for having a pressure tank is that it will make sure that you have an appropriate amount of water pressure when you turn on your faucet. While you can do that without a pressure tank, using just your pump is going to be hard on your pump—the water pressure will rise and fall depending on the work that your pump is going to have to do to simultaneously pump water out of the well and make sure that you have enough water pressure. But, putting water into a pressure tank means that when you turn on the faucet, you get the pressure that you want, and as the water is pulled from the pressure tank, the well pump starts to fill the tank back up so that you aren't without water in the future. 

If you have a well for your water supply, you will want to make sure that you have a well and a pressure tank.