Pump run time

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog. Water is life.' started by banjo bud, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. banjo bud

    banjo bud Member

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    On a shallow well pump, I know that short run times are harmful. What about long run times? I have a hot tub that I drain and refill every 6 months. It holds 500 gallons. On my old county water, it took 2 hours to fill. My well pump could be similar but I’m betting it would take longer.
     
  2. valveman

    valveman Cary Austin Staff Member

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    Pumps are made to run "continuously". Says so right on the side of the motor. They actually last longer running 24/7/365 than with any amount of cycling on and off. I have a submersible on a stock water well that hasn't turned off in over 17 years now. Pumps like to run.
     
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  4. banjo bud

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    Wow. I guess I won’t worry about THAT then.
     
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