When you need a jet pump model to pump water from a deep well or reservoir, familiarizing yourself with key product terms will help you choose the proper equipment for the specific well depth or application. Knowing terminology for industrial, agricultural or residential jet pumps such as “ejectors,” “shallow well jet pump” and “convertible well jet pump” will also be useful when discussing maintenance, troubleshooting or replacement parts with vendors and manufacturers.
Shallow well jet pump
When you need to draw water from wells less than 25 feet deep, consider shallow well jet pump models designed to operate more efficiently at these depths. Most shallow well pumps must be primed before use to prevent water from flowing back into the well.
Convertible well jet pump
When you need to toggle between deep and shallow well applications, a convertible well jet pump will suit your requirements. Simply switching the position of the ejector will convert the unit to accommodate a different depth.
High pressure jet pump
For high performance and expedient operation, choose a high pressure jet pump to get wellpoints or well casings. Choose a unit with a hand-operated or automatic primer to suit your application.
A gas-jet siphon is a jet pump that uses steam instead of water as a medium to pump liquids or slurries. Look for units that produce the most suction capacity with steam or other compressed gases.
If you need to pump potable or non-potable water, consider a submersible pump that draws water using centrifugal force. The units are also called submersible well pumps or submergible pumps.
Ensure the proper operation of your jet pump with a pressure switch to operate the unit. Be sure the pressure gradient of the switch is compatible with your jet pump.