As one of the single most important components in any water well, the well pump is also one well owners will spend some of the most time thinking about. Properly cared-for pumps will last up to 15 years, but those that are not cared for well will risk wearing down far sooner than this – in either case, there will eventually come a point where well pump replacement is necessary.
At Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC, we’re happy to offer numerous well pump services, including well pump replacement and other services if your pump has worn down and is not providing the proper services anymore. If our well professionals determine that the time has come to replace your well pump, what should you expect to pay? Furthermore, which factors will impact this cost you can be expecting? This two-part blog series will go over everything you need to know.
Basic Average Figures
Firstly, let’s just go over some common averages for well pump replacement costs to give you a baseline on what you can expect to pay. The nationwide average for replacing a well pump, including the labor involved and every part of the process, lands just shy of $1,650, with the lower bound around $925 and the upper bound just above $2,400. For deeper well projects, the average cost tends to increase closer to $2,000 or more.
However, there are several other factors that can and often do heavily impact these costs. These include the pump type, the well size and depth, the location of the well, and several others – which we’ll go over in our subsequent sections.
One of the single largest variables impacting the cost of a well pump replacement is the type of pump being used in the well. There are several such types: Submersible, deep jet, shallow jet, and also hand or solar pump options. These range significantly in costs, with submersible, deep and shallow jets often retailing for as low as $100 to $200 – but also potentially reaching as high as $1,000 or even higher. Solar options, on the other hand, tend to be the most expensive, and will run over $2,000 for the part alone in most cases.
Also important here is well size, both in terms of width and depth. Deeper wells will obviously require a deep pump, which tends to be a bit more expensive than a shallow pump – but not that much more, in reality. In addition, wider and deeper wells will involve more labor for a pump replacement, which will increase the cost to some degree.
For more on what determines the final cost of a water well pump replacement, or to learn about any of our well pump or other well rehabilitation services, speak to the staff at Mike Zimmerman Well Service LLC today.