What type/size pump best suited for cistern to pressure pump

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jbonny

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I know this has probably best discussed many times in the past but I couldn't find the info I needed. I have a 2500 gallon cistern 150 ft from the cabin, drops about 15 ft.

Cabin has 44 gallon pressure tank with pressure switch. There are so many jet and booster pumps out there. Many pumps have a built in pressure switch but to me that seems redundant because there is a pressure switch on the tank that turns on and off the pump. Is there any reason to have a pressure control on the pump itself? And will it be a problem if there is one?

If the pressure switch on the tank is set to 30/50, I assume I need to choose a pump that can provide at least up to 50 psi? Any suggestions on the ideal pump for this application would be appreciated.
 

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Only one pressure switch at the pressure tank. I don't have experience what would be a good pump for this setup. Currently, what is the location of the pump and HP? 120v or 220v?
 

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A submersible or a shallow well jet pump will work. A 1/2HP, 10 GPM sub is all you need. But the 1HP, 33 GPM, Hallmark is cheap and will work just as well. The Hallmark just needs a good check valve added. Any shallow well jet pump with a max pressure of at least 60 PSI will work, but 70 PSI max is better.

You certainly do not want one of those all in one pump systems, as they are made to sell, not to last. Since you already have a pressure tank and pressure switch, adding a CSV1A Cycle Stop Valve will upgrade the system to produce constant pressure. With good strong constant pressure you won't even need soap in the shower. Lol!

 
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