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Question DetailsAsked on 4/8/2017

what does a submersible water pump cost?

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Answered 3 years ago by juel


The other answer was presumably and installed cost - the pump itself will commonly run $200-600 depending on whether you go with a Walmart cheepo or a quality brandname - this for less than about 60-80' depth to water. Deeper pumps of course cost more - up to $1000+ for wells in the 500 foot deep range, and up to several thousand for very deep wells.

A lot of the cost depends on your type of connection too and what type of riser there is - a rigid riser costs a lot more to swap out than a flexible plastic riser where the pump and riser can just be pulled in 15 minutes or so.

My recommendation - while they have it out of the well, ALWAYS put a new footvalve (backflow preventer valve) on unless yours is high-grade stainless and in excellent shape. Cost about $15-50 for non-stainless - about $50-100 stainless. Whether you go with plastic or not depends on your water - keeps cleaner in some environments, but in others some types of algae and manganese/magnesium sludge love to grow/form on plastic, so I guess you will have to talk to neighbors with wells or trust the judgement of the well installer. Course, in my mind, if going with a good quality brand name, stainless avoids the issue totally and should last several pump changes at least - probably 50+ years.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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