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7 Tips for Every Submersible Well Pump Owner

In today’s blog we would like to give you some tips that can help you save time and money when it comes to your private well water system.

1. Write or keep critical information in your control box such as:
          a. Pump brand and model number, date installed, set depth, installer/service technician name and contact info
          b. Take an amp reading while the system is running. Be sure to keep your test method consistent.
2. Keep all related documents, like your well driller report, in a ziploc bag near your pump control panel for easy access anytime you need it for your service technician.
3. Write your wiring diagram and pressure setting on your pressure switch cap. How To Adjust a Pressure Switch
4. For optimal pump performance, check that your pressure tank is set to the correct pressure at least once a year. Write on the tank the desired pressure setting and pressure switch settings. How to Check and Adjust Pressure Tanks
5. Be proactive with ownership of your system: ask questions and learn how it works, know who you are going to call when things are not working as they should. Knowing your system inside and out will help you save money and stay away from “emergency situations”.
6. Know where your pump’s electrical breaker is located
7. What’s in your water? Get it tested - test annually for best results, especially if you have a history of problems or are near livestock. More frequent testing should be considered if:
          a. There is a change in the taste, odor, or appearance of the well water, or if a problem occurs such as a broken well cap, inundation by floodwaters, or a new contamination source
          b. The well has a history of bacterial contamination
          c. The septic system has recently malfunctioned
          d. Family members or house guests have recurrent incidents of gastrointestinal illness
          e. An infant is living in the home, or
          f. To monitor the efficiency and performance of home water treatment equipment.

Keep all your information and documents related to the water well and pump in easy to find locations. If you sell your property, the information can then be easily passed on to the buyer. In many cases, this may be a requirement of the purchase agreement. Contact your county if you do not have a copy of the well driller’s report or, better yet, it may be accessible on their website.

Have a question about one of these tips? You can live chat with us at, call 855.329.4519, or email to reach an industry expert.