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    Shallow Well + Sumbersible Pump Options

    Hello. I need help figuring out the best way to extract water from my well. It is 23 feet from ground level to top surface of water, well is 2 feet in diameter (conctrete pipe), and has about 10 feet of standing h20 from top to bottom. Yesterday I attempted to use a 3/8hp/120v Simons submersible pump with a garden hose (3/8") as the carrier. The hose had no leaks and I used teflon on the connections. I could feel the hose filling up, but the pump (rated for vertical lift of 25') just didn't bring it all the way up to the surface. My guess is that my pump is just too weak or that the hose is too small in diameter. Any ideas? I am only using this to fill a 200 gallon lawn sprayer tank about 3-4 times a week. I am in virginia - about 30 feet above sea level. Thanks for any help.

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    Well Johnny,

    I don't know what a Simons pump is, but he horsepower is not anything I have ever heard of.

    You can use either a shallow well jet pump which will poop out at 25 feet or you can use a submersible well pump. The submersible will do the best job.

    If you need more info on either pump let me know.

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    Thanks for the quick response sb. Sorry, but I meant to write Simer (just a name brand / cheap-o I got from Northern tool). I would like to use the submersible type like you suggest, but wasn't exactly what kind to get - meaning power, lift capability, brand,.... Should I use pvc instead of the flexible hose or does that not matter? And would I need a different type if i lowered the pump below 30 feet?
    Thanks again, john.

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    The one I would recommend John is the 1/2hp Myers 4" submersible. It is about 2.5 feet long can be hung on 1" pipe and will pump better than 12 gallons per minute. It will also make 100+ pressure. You can see one here.

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