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What is the difference between a two- and three-wire pump?

To the end-user, both two- and three-wire pumps do the same job. Well pumps are induction motors that require a start-and-run capacitor. A two-wire pump includes these components as part of the pump motor. A three-wire pump has a start/run capacitor which is separate from the pump and located in a box (usually next to the house lateral in the basement or crawl space). One advantage to the three-wire pump is the ability to convert it to a constant pressure system, although some manufactures are now building constant pressure systems for two wire pumps.

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What is a well screen?

If the bottom of the well is in sand and/or gravel, the well driller may install a well screen. The well screen is a metallic cylindrical sieve-like structure which is usually attached to the bottom

What size pump is required to get the job done?

Well pumps are typically rated by their horsepower (HP). The size of the motor is calculated by how much work it has to do and how much demand you will have. If your well is 150 feet deep, but the p

What is a pump screen?

A pump screen is a combination of a coarse stainless-steel shield and a fine screen that completely covers the pump. This disallows sand and gravel particulates from entering your water feed stream.


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