It is our opinion that only an easy to install, maintenance free hand pump
that has been designed to outlast your well will provide the water security and
peace of mind that forward thinking people are looking for.
It took years, but we did exactly that. Here’s how we did it.
Materials: All the wetted parts of our pumps are 100% Stainless Steel or PVC. The high grade PVC pipe we use is UV stabilized and has additives to make it extremely strong. Our deep well pumps have an additional material in the way of an indestructible Teflon® piston and seal. All our pumps are 100% rust proof.
Freezing: We have designed multiple freeze proof features into our pumps. Our pumps are made in Montana, it gets cold up here, very cold, we got this. Watch the video of our pumps working at -26F.
Proof: We demonstrate all our pumps, via a video, on bridges, so you can have full confidence in our pumps. We fill a one gallon milk jug, then show you the height in which we pumped it from. We are the only ones publishing such videos, watch them below.
The Piston Seal: This is perhaps the most important issue of all. The weak link in every hand pump has always been how the moving parts are sealed. It’s the difference between the illusion of water security and actual water security. Every pump will work right away, our pumps were designed to outlive your well. If you are considering a pump from a manufacturer that does not emphasis their seals, ask yourself, “Why?”. We have two strategies: a water sealed piston for our shallow well pumps and a Teflon® seal for deep well pumps.
There are 2 reasons why we offer 3 different pump models:
1. One has to trade volume for height, this is a mathematical necessity. Our shallow pumps can move a lot of water (5-6gpm) because you are lifting only a short distance, but as you go deeper a smaller piston is needed to reduce the effort, a smaller piston delivers less water (E.G. 100ft=3.5 gpm). We have 3 different piston sizes.
2. Deep wells are often constructed differently than shallow wells. Deeper wells often transition to a 4” casing. This makes for a tight fit, a pump that is long and narrow is the only solution. Our medium and deep pumps are designed for this narrow space.
The best pump model for static water levels are as follows; After you determine what the best pump is for your well click on either the AK tab or the AR SJ tab.