I have a 1200 gal cistern shared with a neighbor who uses the submersible pump. I like the above ground so I can manage maintenance and replacement more easily. From the cistern 8 feet deep the water will need to be pumped (all things considered) 280 feet at 8 GPM (peak). I am in a very mild climate and the pumphouse is built on the cistern. I seek to get a shopping list for a non-submersible setup (stainless steel tank). Unless there is good reason to drop another pump in the cistern. It is a small thing, but any temperature rise in the water could be very bad. If no other help but the "most likely" size of the pump and pressure tank, even that would be great. Note: I am assuming at least one-inch pipe which travels 250 feet to the would-be house with an overall terrain climb of 12'. I am really finding it hard to know what to buy, or what to even ask of an installer. So far my experience has been with someone who was very confident, but wrong about what was in front of them. So I want to learn enough to make a smart purchase (I'm not cheap, just not a gambler, either) lol . Thanks!