COMPARE TO OTHER PUMPS
We are sometimes asked about Simple Pump compared to other hand pumps. The following information is a distillation from our own research, several clients, several dealers (who sold other pumps for up to ten years) and a well products distributor.
Simple Pump’s value per dollar spent is unequaled. There are other pumps that are comparable in certain specifics like flow rate, but they are less capable than the Simple Pump and, even so, cost considerably more! Some other pumps are lower cost, but they made of less durable materials or are not suitable for water well applications.
Plus, whether cheaper or more expensive, literally no other hand pump can match the capabilities of the Simple Pump -- e.g. pumping into pressure and being so easy to use in the average well that a child can do it.
Here are a number of critical advantages Simple Pump has compared to other pumps.
*** SIMPLE PUMP CAN HAND-PUMP INTO PRESSURIZED HOUSEHOLD PLUMBING
Simple Pump can fill up your pressurized water tank and give you full use of all your household taps and plumbing fixtures.
This is a dramatic benefit that’s not even on most people’s radar --- because it doesn’t even occur to them that it’s possible with a hand pump! Most hand pumps limit you to getting water with a bucket.
To the best of our knowledge, NO OTHER HAND PUMP can effectively pump into pressure or uphill! One other pump does claim to pump into pressure - but only in warm weather (seriously!!!), in very shallow wells, and with great effort. With Simple Pump, you can, with very little pumping force, have FULL USE OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD PLUMBING, whether for a short-term situation, or long-term.
SIMPLE PUMP COSTS LESS
25% to 50% less than seemingly comparable metal pumps. For wells at the 100-150 foot mark, this can translate into around $500 savings.
SIMPLE PUMP FITS IN THE MAJORITY OF WELLS ALONGSIDE THE SUBMERSIBLE
The Simple Pump needs only 1-3/4" access to reach the water and can fit in many wells alongside the submersible where no other hand pump can be used.
LESS PUMPING EFFORT
Other pumps that might be considered “serious pumps” have a much heavier mechanism and less precise fit. As a result, the required pumping effort is much greater. One competitor advertises 40 pounds of effort to pump from only 100 feet water level --- compared to Simple Pumps’s SIX pounds!
CAN PUMP FROM MUCH FURTHER DOWN
Other pumps max out at water levels in the low 200’s -- and even then, the effort in great. Simple Pump can reach to 325 feet water level.
UNIQUE UPGRADE PATH TO MOTORIZED OPERATION
WITH THE SECURITY OF BEING ABLE TO CHANGE BACK TO HAND OPERATION IN MINUTES
The possibility of upgrading to motor later (especially with solar) is a reassuring benefit for many Simple Pump purchasers. This option is not possible with ANY other hand-pump! And in an emergency (e.g. blow a fuse while cut off by a winter storm), it takes only minutes to switch back to hand operation.
SIMPLE PUMP HAS A SPECIFIC WRITTEN WARRANTY
We have been unable to find written warranties on competitors’ websites.
YOU CAN SAVE MONEY ON SHIPPING
Due to other pumps’ greater weight and our excellent rates with FedEx.
Nothing else - literally - comes close to the capabilities of the Simple Pump.
Nothing comes close to value for your dollar.
You can read even more details about the benefits of the Simple Pump on this page...