There are several types of water pumps and how much they cost varies. On average, Submersible pumps usually cost about $250 to $1,200. Electric pumps tend to be more expensive than submersible pumps. Read on to learn how to determine how much to pay for a water pump. We have listed some common types of water pump and their costs.
Submersible pump price
Depending on horsepower, submersible water pumps can cost anywhere from $200 to $1,200. If you’re just looking to save money, consider buying a lower horsepower model.
For a deeper well, you may need a more powerful model, which can cost up to $700. In addition to cost, many submersible pumps require additional piping, which can add an additional $250 to $2,500 to the total cost.
Depending on the features of the pump, a submersible water pump can last from 8 to 15 years. Jet pumps, on the other hand, can last from four to 20 years.
The price of a replacement motor can vary widely, with a single-phase model costing as little as $250. Pump lifespan is also affected by the amount of water used, the quality of the pump, and its maintenance schedule.
Electric pumps cost more than submersible pumps
Electric water pumps cost more than submersible ones. Submersible pumps typically cost from $250 to $1,200. For shallower wells, you can get by with a pump between $200 and $500.
Deeper wells require more horsepower, so you’ll have to pay at least $700 or more. Moreover, you’ll need new pipework to run your new submersible pump, which can add up to about $250 to $2,500.
While jet pumps can be used in shallow wells, submersible pumps are more popular for deep wells. These pumps hang in the well, making them harder to access. They also have more power to pump water than other pumps.
The submersible pumps are also more durable and reliable, but you may need to hire a pump hoist if you have a deep well. And of course, they cost more than standard pumps.
The cost of a well pump
Many factors influence the cost of a well pump. Extremely cold temperatures, lack of insulation, and lightning strikes can all cause problems with the pump. The right features can help keep the pump in tip-top shape, but the costs can still add up.
Here are some tips to make your purchasing decision easier:
Check the well pump’s electrical components. Most pumps have electrical components above ground that you can test before pulling it. If the pump is running constantly, the electrical panel is probably the problem. If you notice that your energy bills are sky-high, the pump may be working overtime and may be beyond repair.
Check the pressure switch. If it’s running constantly, it may be time to replace the pump. Otherwise, you may need to spend a bit more to fix the problem.
The cost of a spa pump
One of the first things you should check if your spa pump is malfunctioning is the motor. These components are often part of a spa pack.
Replacing a pump can cost between $400 and $600. While replacing the motor may cost more, the pump will cost less. It’s also a good idea to get your spa serviced regularly to avoid having to spend a lot of money on a replacement motor.
Before you purchase a replacement spa pump, make sure you follow the proper procedure for replacing it. You need to disassemble the old pump to measure the specifications and remove the access panel.
Depending on your spa model, you may have slice or gate valves to close and drain the water. If you don’t have any valves, you may need to drain the water. Once you’ve removed the access panel, disconnect the pump’s bare copper bonding wire and ground terminal. Lift the pump out of the equipment bay. It will be attached to a power cable.