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Thousands of people rely on wells for water and with thousands of wells being drilled each year, finding an effective way of getting the water from the hole to ground level is necessary. The easiest way is to use a well pump. If you are considering having a pump installed in a new well, then it is important to note that there are a couple of factors that need to be considered to ensure that it is mounted in the right place and in the right way.

Pre-Installation Preparation for Submersible Well Pumps

Location of Pump

Submersible pumps can be installed in almost any well for years of dependable and trouble-free service. For a new well, it is imperative that you first locate the perfect position where the pump will be installed for easy removal, repair, and replacement. Electrical controls and the water tank can be located some distance from your well.submersible well pumps

Determine the Pump’s Depth in the Well

This is a significant step since it will help you determine the electrical cable length and gauge to purchase. It is vital that you get electrical wires that robust and long enough to reach from the power motor control box to the pump motor for unrestrained pump performance.

Electrical Controls and Water Tank Location For Submersible well Pumps

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When planning on having a submersible well pump installed, it is important that you mark out where you will want the water tank and electrical controls to be located. The best place to install your electrical controls and pressure tank is in a clean, dry utility room or basement to avoid temperature extremes and dampness. In installations where pump pressure could exceed storage tank pressure, consider providing a pressure relief valve that’s piped to a suitable drain.

Working out the above aspects before installing your submersible pump should ease things for you, ensuring that the entire setup works well for continued water supply over the years.


For more information on how to install Goulds submersible pumps, contact a professional today for advice.




Goulds J5S Shallow Well Jet Pump, 115/230 volt, 1/2 hp
  • See all sketch images for more details, NEMA standard
  • 60 Hz, 1/2 HP, 115/230 V capacitor start, Single phase, 3500 RPM
  • Built-in overload with automatic reset, Stainless steel shaft, Pressure regulator included.
  • Rotation: clockwise when viewed from motor end, UL778 listed
  • Pipe connections: 1.25 NPT suction and 1 NPT discharge, Pressure switch: AS4 preset (30-50 PSI).

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