PUMPING INTO YOUR HOME, AND AROUND YOUR YARD
So how is the water actually delivered? Our systems can be used in many ways, to pump water to a pressure tank, uphill or to a non-pressurized reservoir.
The Simple Pump can, of course simply deliver water at the well head to a bucket, or through a hose to another location around your property... open flow or to a non-pressurized tank.
Pressurized: Easily Pump Into Your Pressure Tank
Most hand pumps cannot pump into pressure at all.
You would need just one one extra item, our "CV-1 Check valve with pressure gauge". This can be located on the line beside the Simple Pump, or other convenient location between the pump and the point of delivery. The one-way valve allows you to pump into pressure while preventing the pressure pushing back on the release half of each pumping cycle.
More on Pumping to a Pressure Tank
The connection to your home's pressurized plumbing system can be made in a variety of ways...
• Directly into Pressure Tank
Such a tank may be part of your household plumbing, or part of an irrigation system. Pressure tanks have a faucet near the bottom, normally used to drain the tank. For your home's water system, use a drinking water compatible hose or pipe. Using our pressure gauge/check value assembly to prevent pressure kickback, you can pump INTO that faucet to fill the tank.
• Into Outside Faucet
Connect a drinking water compatible hose or pipe from the Simple Pump to a faucet that exits directly from your house. This works only if your house is pre-1980 or so. A house built more recently probably does not have a gate valve that allows water to be introduced from the outside. (You may need to consult your plumber.)
• Yard hydrant
A yard hydrant is an OUTLET from your household plumbing for outside use. But yard hydrants are designed in such a way that water can also be pumped INTO the hydrant, thereby supplying water to your plumbing. Just connect a drinking water compatible hose or pipe from the Simple Pump to the yard hydrant, and start pumping.
(If you don't already have a pressure tank, installing one is a simple and fairly quick job for your plumber. It’s a definite plus to have a pressurized water supply. An alternative way to get the pressure is with an elevated gravity-feed tank.)
• Pitless Adaptor
A 6" or larger casing is required. The submersible discharge pipe comes out through the side of your well casing, and runs underground, into your house. The Simple Pump discharge can be routed through our specially engineered pitless and joined with your existing underground pipe. (If your submersible hasn't been installed yet and you know you want to buy a Simple Pump, discuss with us how to mimize cost on the installation.)
Other Pressurized System
You may have a pressurized irrigation system. Pumping into such as system is, of course, as easy as pumping into your pressurized house system, described above.
Another form of pressure to pump "into" is pumping uphill. Again, all that is needed is the CV-1 Check valve.
With a Simple Pump, it’s easy to get the water you need, inside and outside, with or without power.