Most Sussex County homeowners don’t give a second thought to their water pumps until something goes wrong and they call our team at Ackerson Pump Company. However, proper use and knowledge of a water pump can help you take care of it and extend its life. Consider these lesser-known water pump facts and how they might help you make the most of your home’s water pump system.

1. A water pump is not one-size-fits-all.

Each home has its own unique needs. You cannot assume that one submersible water pump will work in just any water tank. You must make sure your water well pump is ideal for your home and water pressure needs. If you’re unsure, you may want to have our team come to your home for a free analysis.

2. The average life span of a submersible pump is 10 years.

Do you know how old your submersible water pump is? If you’re encroaching on a decade together, you may need to start shopping for a new water pump. We at Ackerson Pump Company recommend investing in a high-quality submersible pump—like Gould, Sta-Rite, and Grundfos—that has a much higher life expectancy of 18 to 20 years!

3. Some pumps bring water in, but some pump out.

A water well pump is designed to push water from your water well through your home’s plumbing. However, a sump pump is designed to keep unwanted water out of your home’s basement or crawl space to avoid flooding or water damage. If your home is in a low-lying area or your basement frequently gets wet during spring rains, you may want to get a sump pump.

Questions about Water Pumps?

To ask a question about water pumps or to schedule a free consultation, contact Ackerson Pump Company at (973) 827-6088. We are a local, family-owned business that serves New Jersey homeowners in Sussex County, Bergen County, and Morris County.