The most common problems with submersible well pumps include the pump not running, water not moving or the pump shutting off too soon; all have to do with the level of voltage going into the motor. The voltage going into... More »

Find installation guides for well pumps at and The former features articles and videos on the basics of well pump installation, while the latter features highly detailed instructions for... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

To install a deep well pump, assemble the pump's components, test the pump, sanitize the pump assembly, lower the pump into the well, and secure it into position. Replace an existing submersible pump with a the same mode... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes

Water pumps are often installed in fountains or water features at home and require the water pump, an optional fountain head, a cinder block or preferred stone, a hacksaw, tubing, clamps and a screwdriver. Some pumps may... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Plumbing

To improve water pressure from a water well, turn the power off on the water pump that is connected to the well, and locate the air fill gauge on the top of the pump. Use a tire pressure gauge to check the air pressure, ... More »

The purpose of the pitless adapter in a water well is to keep pumped water below the freezing point or frost line and to provide service access to the well pump and equipment without a well pit. The pitless adapter is a ... More »

Sand in a water well indicates silt and sand filling in the bottom of the well, degradation of the filter screen, too large a pump, or the pump being located too close to the bottom of the well. A well technician is able... More »