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Can the Simple Pump Pump into my Pressure Tank?

Simple Pump with check valve/pressure gauge.

Simple Pump with check valve/pressure gauge… for pumping into a pressure tank.


 …even from a deep well. 

Some of the emails and phone calls we receive show us that some people don’t even think hand-pumping into pressure is possible, or that it is far too much effort to be done by the average person.

As one person writing put it, “If what we can do is use the pump to fill a bucket we’ll be satisfied.”

You don’t have to settle for that, at all!

With our hand pump, you can, quite easily (and inexpensively), pump into indoor household plumbing, an irrigation system or a pressurized reserve tank. (And, of course, our motorized pump does it easily, too.)

“I am so thankful for Simple Pump.  It was the answer to my search for a way to provide sustainable water for my family in the event of a long-term power loss, which is very possible with the hurricanes and tornadoes that plague Florida.  I especially like that it can be hooked up to provide water directly into the house.”

More on Pumping to a Pressure Tank

The connection to your home’s pressurized plumbing system can be made in a variety of ways

Simple Pump connected directly to the pressure tank.

Pumping 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.


You may be able to connect a drinking water compatible hose or pipe from the Simple Pump to a faucet that exits directly from your house. This is most likely to be possible if your house is pre-1980 or so. A house built more recently probably does not allow pumping INTO the faucet. (You may need to consult your plumber.)


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.)


ANOTHER unique advantage of the Simple Pump. A 6″ or larger casing is required to have a submersible pitless and the Simple Pump pitless. 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.)


E.g. 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 pressure” 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.
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