Out of all the pump options, a submersible pump offers the best performance, especially with water sources that are deeper than 20 feet. A submersible pump comes with several other features, such as not needing priming and being silent as they operate.

The pump, wires, and piping need to be lowered to the lowest reaches of the well. Also, there are mistakes that you need to avoid to ensure that you don't shorten the life of your submersible water pump. Follow these tips for water pump installation.

Inspect the Components

Check any supplied components to ensure that they are in good condition. If you notice that any of the supplied components are damaged, contact the manufacturer to request replacement components. 

Check the Well

The well where the water pump will be placed needs to be inspected to make sure that there is nothing wrong with it that might affect the pump. For example, you won't want the casing to be damaged. 

One of the most common reasons why a submersible pump fails is that the wires rub against the inside well casing, which causes the wires to wear out and become exposed. Make sure that the wires are secure so that they aren't loose and won't rub against the inside of the well. 

Inspect the Fittings

Make sure that the fittings match the outlet on the pump. Make sure that the submersible pump drop cable suits both the motor cable and the motor. It also needs to be rated for submersion in water.

Use a Torque Arrestor

The torque arrestor ensures that your pump is braced and will not rotate unnecessarily. Otherwise, the threaded pipe fittings will become tighter and tighter. As they do this, they will wrap around the wires until the wires break. The arrestor is a rubber accessory that clamps on the top of the pump to keep it under control.

Prepare the Motor and Pump

Fit the motor to the pump while using grease to lubricate the fitting. Tape the poly pipe or lay a flat fitting and screw the motor to the pump. While the pump will usually come with a wire that it is already connected to, the wire will often not be long enough for the pump to reach the bottom of the well. You will likely need to splice additional wiring before the pump will be lowered into the well. Then, make sure to solder the connections. You could use a crimp, but this is often vulnerable to corrosion over time.