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    Default new to wells---do I need a deepwater pump

    I have not ever sunk a well before, but I am planning to in the next few weeks. Some of my neighbors have wells in between 35-45 feet. Most of the shallow pumps recommend 25 ft max, but the difference in price is about 100$. I am only planning on using this pump for my lawn, therefore I don't expect that it will have excessive use. Will I be ok to just go with the shallow pump....or am I going to end up with a broken pump

    Also do you have brand and/or model that you recommend (that has a reasonable price...which to me is 175-225)

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    It's not about how deep the well is. It's about how far down the water is. My father had a 120 foot deep well but used a shallow well pump.

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    Yeah no matter how deep the well is, if the water level stays above 24' you can use a shallow well jet pump. But I think a decent pump like a J7S will cost you 300-400 bucks.

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    You haven't bought one in a few years have you?

    Quote Originally Posted by valveman View Post
    Yeah no matter how deep the well is, if the water level stays above 24' you can use a shallow well jet pump. But I think a decent pump like a J7S will cost you 300-400 bucks.

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    Unfortunately for those of us who make a living in the pump business, I found them on the Internet for that price. So much for protecting dealers anymore.

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