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Self priming jet pump

Postby lwparchive » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:47 pm

I need to replace current well jet pump. I have a shallow well. I just need to know if the self priming pump would work for pumping water into an average 4-person household. Or is this product line for outdoor irrigation/pools only. And also why don't they make jet pumps self-priming too? I'm just lost on the variety of models Gould has. Is self priming the way to go?

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Re: Self priming jet pump

Postby dlamp67 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:00 pm

The GT series pumps are use more for low pressure high volume applications, such as irrigation systems. Jet pumps normally are not self-priming. If you want a high pressure self-priming pump, then you may want to look at the Sta-Rite D series pumps. They are quite a bit more expensive, but may work for you. You need to make sure that what ever style pump you choose, you don't over pump your well.
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