# Question: How Deep Can A 1/2 HP Well Pump Go?

## How far from the bottom of a well should the pump be?

10 to 20 feetWell depth plays a role in pump placement.

Pumps should never be set directly at the bottom of a well.

It is usually best to place the pump 10 to 20 feet up from the bottom of the well..

## How much HP pump do I need?

Horsepower theoretically required for pumping water equals the gallons per minute multiplied by the head in feet, and divided by 4.000 For power recommended, divide by 2000 instead of 4000.

## How deep can a 1.5 HP well pump go?

Deep well jet pumps can pump water from wells that range from 25 to 110 feet deep.

## How strong of a pump do I need?

A good rule of thumb is that pumps should be able to pump out about half the pond volume every hour. So a pump that moves 500 gallons per hour would be appropriate for a 1,000 gallon pond. To determine the size pump you’ll need, make a few measurements and calculations. Light flow = 50 gph x waterfall width (in.)

## How do I know what size water pump I need?

To determine the size pond pump, first you need to calculate the volume of water in the pond. To calculate the volume of water in gallons, simply multiply the length x width x average depth x 7.5.

## How do I choose a pump?

Before you can select a pump that will fit your needs, you must know four things: 1) the total head or pressure against which it must operate, 2) the desired flow rate, 3) the suction lift, and 4) characteristics of the fluid.

## How many gallons per minute does a 1 hp pump?

One horsepower equals 3,960 gallons/minute/feet.

## How far can you lift water with a pump?

The pump at ground level acts as the source of vacuum and has a theoretical lifting capability of about 30 feet (It would lift 34 feet if it could create a perfect vacuum). In practice, 25 feet is all you should design a centrifugal or jet pump to lift in order to have adequate capacity left for water usage.

## What size pump do I need for a shallow well?

Example: a house with one full bathroom (sink, tub/shower, toilet), kitchen sink, basement sink, outside faucet, washing machine and dishwasher would require 8 gpm. 2½” – Jet pumps in shallow well applications (depth less than 25 feet) should be installed using 1¼” suction piping with a foot valve.

## How much water can a 1 hp pump move?

It’s not just the pump horsepower that is important to get water lifted 60 feet from a water source. It is also the type of pump. A one-line or single-line jet pump can only lift water about 7.5 meters or 25 feet. A two line jet pump of the same horsepower will have no trouble lifting water 60 feet.

## How high can a 1/2 HP pump push water?

40 ftA 1/2 Hp pump should be able to push water up hill 40 ft without problems. The distance it pumps is somewhat irrelevant. The more important question is how deep the well is. If the well is shallow then a pump is able to suck water up the well pipe.

## What is the best pump to bring drinking water from a depth of 20 feet?

Jet pumps are the most sophisticated, and the most powerful, capable of delivering more water, more quickly, than other pump types. Plus, like submersible pumps, the jet variety may be considered for a well of any depth.

## Are deeper wells better?

Water quality in a deep well usually changes more slowly than in a shallow well. That’s because groundwater does some mixing as it moves through the aquifer. A spill a mile away from your deep well in the Basin and Range aquifer might be substantially diluted with clean aquifer water before it gets to your well.

## Can you drill an existing well deeper?

Well Deepening: Reentering an existing well and drilling to a deeper reservoir. Well deepening is re-drilling into an already existing well in order to find a deeper more productive reservoir. Sometimes a previously unproductive well can be deepened in order to reach a location with higher flow and temperature.

## How do you size a deep well pump?

You will also need to determine the best pump size, depending on your water home needs. Pumps are rated in GPM (gallons per minute). A typical 3- to 4-bedroom home requires 8-12 GPM. When determining your home water needs, add one GPM for every water fixture in your home.