Simple Pump Overview
The Simple Pump Company manufactures drinking water pumps based on a basic design used since the 1850’s, called a sucker rod pump. This is the type of pump you’ll have seen driven by windmills in westerns. The modern Simple Pump updates that idea with many design innovations, precision machining and the highest quality materials.
Two sizes of pump cylinders are offered, up to 3GPM model and up to 5GPM model. Both utilize a positive displacement, self-priming, progressive lift, sucker rod pump designed with a stainless steel pump cylinder body and a machined PVC piston and stainless steel piston rod. Drop pipes are 1″ Schedule 80 PVC with stainless steel couplers, and the lift rods are lightweight 20,000lb. (tensile strength) fiberglass with fused stainless steel ends.
The Simple Pump is Safe Drinking Water Act compliant. All contact parts are approved for use with drinking water.
The pump is FREEZE-PROOF by way of a weep hole drilled in the top drop pipe. The position of the weep hole is determined by the location of the frost line where the pump is being installed. This allows the water to drain back to below the frost line when not in use.
Simple Pumps are offered in three power input configurations:
Hand Pump (Lever-arm configuration)
Motorized configuration (DC power: solar, battery or converter)
ADA-compliant crank input configuration (USDA-FS model – ADA100)
The Simple Pump has very few points of wear:
– at the u-cup seals on the piston and at the rod seal in the pump head
– at the rod guides in the drop pipe (one rod guide per 9′ section)
– and at the pivot points of the handle.
The u-cup seals and rod guides sell for $5.00 or less each and last for many years before replacement. Replacement timeframe depends on multiple factors not limited to frequency of use, water composition, and pump configuration.
All Simple PUMP prices are F.O.B.-Gardnerville, Nevada.
Pumps are shipped by FedEx Ground in the lower 48 states. Other shipping is used as appropriate, worldwide.
A quote for your well can be obtained by filling out the quote query form.