Picture this: After years of dreaming of this day, you’re standing in front of your new Hamburg home. Then you realize that along with the serene countryside comes a water well system, which is new to you. At Ackerson Pump Company, we’ve offered water well service to homeowners just like you for over 50 years and can help you learn the basics of water well care. Here’s what you should know about water wells.
1. The Source of Well Water
When you turn on the tap in your home, do you know where that crystal-clear water comes from? Well water, the lifeblood of countless homes, comes from the ground after well drillers unearth groundwater from aquifers deep below the surface. While using a water well, this untreated water is your source for drinking, cleaning, and much more. And here’s the bonus: no monthly water bills.
2. The Heart of the System: The Water Pump
A well pump is your trusty companion to ensure water pressure and a steady flow. There are different types, including submersible, jet pump, and more, but all share the same goal: drawing water from the well and transporting it to a storage tank and to your tap. The magic happens thanks to a pressure switch telling the pump when to run. This clever system extends the pump’s lifespan and guarantees refreshing water flows from your faucets.
3. The Backbone of the System: The Water Tank
Behind the scenes, a water tank can be a useful addition to your well, offering a storage area for your water prior to use. We install only the best products known for their performance and longevity. Our Flexcon tanks and Amtrol WELL-X-TROL water tanks come equipped with all-brass fittings to ensure durability. A well-maintained steel water tank can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years, offering you years of worry-free water flow.
4. Nutrient-Rich Well Water
One of the benefits of well water is its freshness and high mineral content. Groundwater from aquifers tends to be cleaner and richer in nutrients, which is especially beneficial for your health, including that of your children. The added minerals often give well water a refreshing taste that many prefer over other water sources.
5. The Challenge of Hard Water
While well water has many advantages, it can also pose challenges. Groundwater’s natural tendency to dissolve minerals can lead to hard water containing calcium and magnesium. This can result in stains and scaling. A simple water softening system can address these issues. Iron content can also tend to be higher in well water, causing taste changes and orange stains. But don’t worry. There are solutions to these challenges to ensure your well water remains pristine.
Whether you need us to service your water pump or tank or have questions about your well, Ackerson Pump Company has you covered. Contact us online or at (973) 827-6088 today to learn more about how we can help you with your water well service needs for your Hamburg or Sussex area home.