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Simple Installation for the Deep Well Hand Pump

By Simple Pump on March 27, 2021
SIMPLE PUMP IS EASY TO INSTALL EVEN FOR A 74-YEAR OLD Kenneth in Ohio tells us just how easy Simple Pump is to install — even at 74 plus. The feeling of security the Simple Pump brings is priceless. I would highly recommend it to anyone searching for a good pump for their well. SIMPLE PUMP—EASY TO […]

Why We Replaced our Bison Pump with a Simple Pump

By Simple Pump on March 27, 2021
A FORMER BISON PUMP CUSTOMER SWITCHES TO SIMPLE PUMP We recently replaced our locally made Bison Pump with your product. We are living off-grid in Maine and building a net-zero energy home which also features many water conservation systems (i.e., gray water waste disposal, Sun-Mar composting toilet, urine-diverting toilets, foot pedal faucet controls, etc.). Maine […]

Protect Your Well Water Pump From Freezing

By Simple Pump on March 27, 2021
Winterizing a Well system If you have a well system in your home you are going to need to take some steps to prepare it for the winter. Even if you have a good pump you are going to want to make sure your well is ready. There are some tips for winterizing your system. […]

Client Story: Simple Pump Judged The Best Alternative

By Simple Pump on March 27, 2021
Love the Simple Pump! Still planning on getting that 12v motor once we are living down in the Canyon full time. I have been tinkering with the idea of driving the Simple Pump with the wind, but have not tested anything yet. So far we have used it to water the garden that we were […]

Client Story: Thank You for such an Awesome Product

By Simple Pump on March 27, 2021
The Simple Pump is an awesome product. My wife and I were able to install the Simple Pump in about 4 hours, taking our time to make sure everything was done correctly. After watching several videos for installation, I decided that we would take our 8’ ladder out to the well and use it to place […]

Client Story: We Had Thought Such A Pump Was Not Available

By Simple Pump on March 27, 2021
THE DENMAN ISLAND SIMPLE PUMP INSTALLATION With no previous deep well pump installation experience our crew of 4 watched your installation video the evening before and armed with that, we went to the well site the next day. This is a drilled 110+ foot casing,  capped and at the bottom of a slope. Opening the package […]

Client Story: Why Our Customer Bought a Simple Pump rather than a Bison Pump

By Simple Pump on March 27, 2021
Bison Pumps asked our customer why he had gone with another company, rather than buy Bison. This is what he sent them. “Hello. I’m not sure you really want to know…but I am of man of honor and respect…and the truth be known there were several reasons… 1. The system cost 1/3 less and the pump submersion […]

Client Story: Wonderful Pump and Customer Service

By Simple Pump on March 27, 2021
I just wanted you to know how pleased I am with our Simple Pump. All of the parts are top quality and extremely well made. Everything connected together perfectly. The instructions that came with the pump are excellent — clearly written with pictures that show exactly how everything is supposed to go together. When I needed […]

Hand Operated Well Pump Works Perfectly in Canada's Winter

By Simple Pump on March 27, 2021
USING THE SIMPLE PUMP HAND OPERATED WELL PUMP IN WINTER WEATHER SUB-ZERO FIVE MONTH-LONG WINTER — NO PROBLEM All the local tradesmen laughed at me when I said I wanted to use a hand-operated well pump in Canada. My static water level sat at 110 feet below the surface. Apparently, I was an idiot! AT […]

Happy Simple Pump Owner

By Simple Pump on March 27, 2021
THANK YOU FOR BUILDING A QUALITY WATER PUMP (reproduced with permission of the owner) “Hi, there! I just wanted to say thanks for making such a solid product and having great documentation online.  My wife and I have been in our semi-rural house for about three years now, and the previous owner had installed a Simple Pump […]

Ice Storm Knocked Out Our Electric Well Pump

By Simple Pump on March 27, 2021
POWER OUTAGES CAN KNOCK OUT YOUR ELECTRIC WELL PUMP Never mind about large scale disasters in the future that may or may not happen. Power outages are routines and often affect large numbers of people. Here one customer writes, “due to my negligence I had put my family in danger!” He also told us about his […]

Live On the Grid With Off-Grid Access to Your Well's Water

By Simple Pump on March 27, 2021
Power Outage Preparation with a Hand Pump From a Simple Pump customer in Colorado As solar power for a well is not an option here, and generators will eventually run out of propane/gas (and attract others to my residence), I was happy to find Simple Pump. I live on the grid but wanted to be able to […]

Client Story: Prepared in Ohio

By Simple Pump on March 27, 2021
I did not install the Simple Pump, yet. In our rural area, we are not permitted to alter the existing well conditions without first seeking a permit, and there are no permits that …. permit, so to speak, use of a piggy-back hand pump in an existing well with an electric pump. That is fine […]

Client Story: Sense of Security

By Simple Pump on March 27, 2021
The first part of our “story” is our installer: Glen Rhodes of Marshall, NC. Glen is a long time well installer and has worked for a local well company for many years. He explained that he has installed several Simple Pumps in the past and has always had excellent results. We originally asked him to […]

Client Story: Preparing in Maine

By Simple Pump on March 27, 2021
I was at a customer’s house installing some solar gear and noticed the “Simple Pump” and immediately took an interest because I was in the market for a hand pump. I had been looking hard at the Bison pump as it is made just up the road from me here in Maine and had never […]

Client Story: Preparing in Oregon

By Simple Pump on March 27, 2021
The thinking man knows very well that he cannot obtain this breed of equipment when it is needed, he MUST have it BEFORE it is needed. Please get it done. We live in a rural area of Oregon and depend upon well water. Being the last house on this branch of the power grid exposes […]

Client Story: Just Being Practical

By Simple Pump on March 27, 2021
I am a “quasi survivalist". More so just a practical 65 y.o. man who grew up on a small farm in Michigan where we raised all our own food, fruit and most of our meat. We try to live like this as much as we can. I’ve had wood stoves most of my life and […]

Client Story: Pumping Off-Grid in Nevada City, CA

By Simple Pump on March 27, 2021
BACKGROUND We live in San Francisco but love the outdoors. We started looking for property off the grid and deeply immersed in nature. The land we eventually purchased was miles from a paved road, with no utilities, no buildings, not even a well. We paid to have a well dug before purchasing because we didn’t […]

Client Story: Living Simply

By Simple Pump on March 27, 2021
Thank You Simple Pump! Just wanted to send a big “thank you” for the water pump that we received last November. We finally put it in today. We had promised to wait until Spring, but the temp reached a balmy 45 degrees, so even with nearly a foot of snow on the ground, we decided […]

Client Story: Ready For Power Outages

By Simple Pump on March 27, 2021
MICHIGAN I live in Michigan. We have well water, and our power goes out for more than 12 hours 3-4 times each year. Having the Simple Pump installed next to our electric pump means we never have to worry about getting caught without water – even in the winter. We also don’t have to carry […]
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