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Client Stories and Testimonials

We asked the writers’ permission to pass on their stories here — to illustrate how easy Simple Pump is to use and how reliable it is, even in demanding use. To protect privacy, names are not given.

NOTE ON SELF-INSTALLATION: Some stories emphasize incredibly easy installation. This is true for many clients. Some configurations are better done by a professional, and some REQUIRE a professional. We can advise you on this.

Tightening pump rods.

DIY installation – tightening rods

Comparing to Other Pumps

Compared to Bison 1
Compared to Bison 2
No other possible pump for our water level
My driller couldn’t keep his hands off my pump
Why I Bought A Simple Pump


We had thought such a pump was not available
With Pitless Adaptor
Replacing a Submersible

Ease of Installation

If it was any easier to install, it would install itself!
If I Can Do It…
Our well guy didn’t want to touch the job: We easily did it ourselves
60 Years Old
Self-Installed in 1.5 Hours
Installation story with video
What it’s like to install and use a Simple Pump
Home-made rig
Firefighter installs at home
Northern Illinois


Accessible to Clients
Great Product; Great Service
Some Comments on Service
Praise from Facebook

Ready for Emergencies

Looking After the Family
Ready for Anything
Never Again!
Getting Prepared
Saved us at least a week of motel costs
Preparing in Oregon
Ready for Power Outages
Just Being Practical
Secure in Tennessee
Check Off One More Item On My Self Reliance To-Do List
Cajun Backup Plan
Prepared in Ohio
Sense of Security
Near Tacoma
I love my Simple Pump
We do like the Simple Pump

Off the Grid

Off The Grid
Living Simply
Hermit Pad

Developing Nations

In Africa

Detailed Accounts

My New Well Project: Got Drinking Water?
Customer pump on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGE_TakuNgI
Very detailed story of Research and Installation: http://www.twoicefloes.com/the-simple-pump
What we were looking for: Alberta, Canada

And several pages of Short Testimonials

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