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Why Buy a Hand Pump?

Why Buy a Hand Pump?
Written by
Simple Pump
Published on
February 3, 2023

The Best Reasons to Buy a Hand Pump for your Well


Living rurally, it’s not a matter of IF the power goes out. For most people, it’s a matter of WHEN and FOR HOW LONG.

We have had customers tell us about getting through the aftermath of ice storms, snowstorms, tornados, hurricanes, floods, and forest fires with their Simple Pump.

And there are many outages caused by random failures or overloads of aging equipment.

EMPs from solar flares are not a theoretical danger. They cause outages from time to time with some being quite extensive.

And, of course, there are more serious possible reasons to think about in the future — political, economic, and climactic circumstances that could seriously interfere with our lives and well-being. Cyber security impacts are becoming a daily occurrence.


Buying a deep well hand pump is like insurance. Except instead of having to pay again every year, it’s a one-time payment. Insurance for the well-being of your family.

What to Look for in a Hand Pump

So you are researching and selecting your hand pump for your well. At least you know your product type (hand pump). The next step is to make sure that you are getting a quality hand pump for an affordable price from a respected company that offers a decent warranty and good customer service.

Hand Pump Quality and Prices

When considering the cost of the hand pump, take into account the total investment, which is related to the quality and longevity of the pump. If you buy a cheap pump and it fails after a year or cannot withstand the elements of your environment, you’re forced to buy again and/or repair it.

The quality of water pumps can vary greatly from a plastic pump that may last one or two uses to a quality stainless steel water pump. The components used in the hand pump also relate to the total cost of the pump. Make sure you check out the pump materials to make sure the pump is Safe Drinking Water Act compliant.

Consider that quality parts are more expensive, but last longer and actually reduce the total cost of the water pump over the life of your well.

Use Simple Pump's price estimator to see how much a deep well stainless steel hand pump will cost.

Hand Pump Manufacturers - Quality Customer Service and Warranty

Many places sell hand pumps for your well. Places like Amazon and Home Depot are probably near the top of your search results because those companies sell most things for homeowners. That doesn't mean that Amazon and Home Depot are the best options when buying a quality hand pump for your well.

Amazon and Home Depot have a similar selection of domestic and import products manufactured from China, Taiwan, and other countries worldwide. Be careful when purchasing one of these pumps because most of these companies were started in the last couple of years, don't have a good customer service option available when you need it, and don't offer a good warranty.

On the other hand, the Simple Pump Co., LLC has been in business for over 20 years, offers customer support from real people living in the United States, and has a Lifetime warranty on their pumps.

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