Performance PVC Well & Pump Hook-up Basics
Income and budget allows the best performance system available.
Desire for state of the art system.
Desire for consistent pressure for specific applications.
Significant water need or needs expected to increase over time (for instance, as family grows).
Open source geothermal system.
Significant laundry or other regular larger need experienced or foreseen.
Upgrading from 2" well system.
3 or more bathrooms
Fills requirement of dependable water coming out of faucets to take care of everyday needs when those needs are expected to exceed minimum requirements regularly
5 GPM= 2 Shower Heads @ 2.5 GPM (2 running at once.)
2 GPM= Kitchen faucet
5 GPM= Washing Machine
8 GPM = Geo System or Sprinkler Zone
20 GPM= Projected use.
22 GPM Rated Pump capacity
Someone flushes a toilet or you have three showers running or a sprinkler and you still have plenty of water pressure!
Available Anywhere except low-yielding formations.
Available in virtually any depth well (must have a minimum of 25 feet of casing or be a minimum of 10 feet into the static water level without requiring a variance from the DNR).
If bedrock is encountered, well must be 6" steel casing.
Same exact pump system as can be provided in a 6" well. This well and pump system will produce the same amount of water no matter what size well it is installed in, provided the well can keep up!.
Larger Screen (Typically 4 foot, Wire Wrap Stainless Steel. Slot size is formation dependent but typically is 15 or 18 slot. See screen chart for more information).
22 gallon per minute Pump (Larger pumps available---see below).
Matched Pressure Tank for the Constant Pressure System. Larger pressure tanks not necessary or desirable for this application.
12 Gauge Wiring (unless larger pump requires heavier wiring).
Pump systems available in excess of 250 Gallons of Water Per Minute that will fit and work in a 4" well! (NOTE: Volumes in excess of 70 GPM requires a High Capacity Well Permit and may be subject to an annual service fee, payable to the DNR.).
Longer Warranty (Typically Five Years Parts & Labor)