The Hand-Operated Simple Pump
FITS IN ALMOST ALL WELLS
• Fits beside the submersible pipe in nearly all 4″ and larger wells.
• Or in a 2″ or 3″ well alone.
LESS PUMPING EFFORT
• Dramatically less pumping effort compared to others.
• So easy to pump with, a child can use it in many wells.
PUMP INTO YOUR PRESSURE TANK
• Can pump into your pressure tank from most wells.
• Gives you full use of all your taps and fixtures.
PUMP FROM AS FAR DOWN AS 325 FEET WATER LEVEL
• MUCH farther down than other pumps.
• The best made hand pump — made by computer-controlled machining from aerospace grade, lead-free stainless steel.
AND YET IT COSTS MARKEDLY LESS THAN ANY OTHER “SERIOUS” HAND-PUMP.
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PUMP INTO YOUR HOME’S PRESSURE TANK
Most hand pumps cannot pump into pressure at all. A few do so, but only from relatively shallow wells. The Simple Pump can pump into your home’s pressure tank, even from a deep well.
The Simple Pump is freeze-proof. A 1/16″ weep hole, drilled at 48 inches from the top fitting, allows the water to drain below the frost line and not freeze. For deeper frost lines, a custom weep hole can be drilled farther down at no charge. Another option is the Simple Pump pitless adaptor, which allows the water pipe to run underground to your house.
We have many pumps installed in Alaska, northern Canada, and the coldest parts of the Lower 48, without any freeze issues.
“I installed the pump this Fall at 11,000 feet in Colorado, and it is now working during the coldest part of the year!”
EASY TO INSTALL
If you have a well with a pitless adaptor, you may prefer to install the pump yourself (helper required). Many of our clients install their own pump. You only need simple tools such as Allen wrenches and vice grips — No winch/hoist or specialized tools are needed, as with many other hand pumps. And no cutting or gluing of PVC is required.
You can see what you think by watching the overview video on this page…
As one client put it, “My dog could have installed this pump if he had opposing thumbs! Totally awesome, and works perfectly. One person installation and your video did a shining job.”
Or you can, of course, have the installation performed by your local professional installer.
(If your submersible piping exits through the well cap, then the skills and tools of a professional are required.)
CAN BE INSTALLED ON A WIDE WELL OR CISTERN
The usual installation of a Simple Pump is on top of the casing of a drilled well. But it can easily be installed in a wide or dug well — e.g. a 3-foot wide well with a concrete liner and a concrete lid… or on the top of a cistern. Usually, a hole would be drilled in the lid, and our mounting plate or adaptor secured with suitable bolts. (See snow photo above.)
All components are Safe Drinking Water Act compliant.
Connection for standard 3/4″ hose (use drinking-water-compatible hose) or 3/4″ FNPT pipe.
After pumping, the water level will slowly drop to the weep hole level. Then a few pumps will bring it up. If the pump is not being used for a while, the water in the pump will slowly drop back down to your water level. No priming is necessary. Just pump to bring the water back to the surface.
So durable, it has an expected 50-year lifespan. Aircraft-grade, solid billets of metal are computer machined for maximum precision — much stronger than castings. And because the parts fit together so precisely, wear is greatly reduced. Graphite-impregnated bronze bushings, at the three pump-head pivot points, further increase durability. Routine maintenance consists of replacing the seals. The frequency of this maintenance depends on the amount of use and quality of the water, but is typically between 3 and 10+ years.
If you are away from your property, for an extended period, you can remove the pump lever and lower the pump head. This leaves your pump inconspicuous and protected (as shown to the right).
AND ONE ADDITIONAL UNIQUE FEATURE – OUR ADD-ON MOTORS
If, at some point in the future, you wanted to have a motorized Simple Pump, just do a quick and easy conversion with a Simple Pump motor. You don’t have to buy a whole new pump. AND if you then have an emergency with the motor, you can switch back to hand-operation in only about ten minutes! No other hand pump offers this hand-motor-hand conversion option.
“The feeling of independence is incomparable. Come what may, my family and I will have fresh water. What an AWESOME feeling! Great product, lives up to the claims and worth every penny.”