Are you looking for an experienced well drilling company that can complete any project in a timely manner?
Are you in the market for an honest, affordable, and dependable company for all your well and pump needs?

Then, you have come to the right place!

Roberts Well Drilling is Brooksville, Florida’s premier provider of well drilling and pump sales and service.  Our staff is dedicated to quality products and service at affordable prices. We can deliver the very best solution to whatever your external water problem may be. Roberts Well Drilling was established in 1986 and we have been serving the Central Florida area for nearly 30 years. Roberts Well Drilling is a fifth generation company founded by brothers John and Joe Roberts. We have more than 50 years of field experience and drilling is in our blood. We have drilled hundreds of wells in the Central Florida area and service hundreds of customers and their well and pump related needs each year.

What is a pump?

Quite simply a pump is a machine used to move fluids, such as water.
Animated well pump pulling water

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A pump is a device that moves fluids (liquids or gases), or sometimes slurries, by mechanical action. Pumps can be classified into three major groups according to the method they use to move the fluid: direct lift, displacement, and gravity pumps.[1]

Pumps operate by some mechanism (typically reciprocating or rotary), and consume energy to perform mechanical work by moving the fluid. Pumps operate via many energy sources, including manual operation, electricity, engines, or wind power, come in many sizes, from… (click here to view the full Wiki on “pumps”)

How does it work?

If you live outside the reaches of a public water system than you know that you have a well. But unless it stops working, most of us don’t give how it works too much thought! Once the well pump breaks though, how the water got from the ground to our homes becomes a priority. There are two basic types of well pumps used today: submersible and jet pumps. The difference in the pump you use is if you have a shallow or deep well. Pumps also come in different sizes depending on how much water the property needs on a daily basis.

Well Pump for a Shallow Well
The most commonly used well pump for a shallow well is a jet pump. The pump is normally mounted in a basement, well house or crawl space over the well. This type of pump uses suction to pull the water from the well.
single and double jet pump systems
submersible pump system
An electric motor drives and impeller that in turn moves the water. The water is moved from the well into a jet mounted in front of the impeller. The water leaves the jet and causes a vacuum that suctions more water. Behind the jet is a tube that increases in size to slow the water down and increase the pressure. The water is then released into your plumbing system. These types of pumps need to be primed to work. That means you have to put water in to create the vacuum. There is a 1-way check valve installed to keep the water from flowing back into the well. The common depth of a shallow well is no more than 25 feet.

Well Pumps for Deep Wells

You can still use a jet pump for a deep well. However, you must separate the jet from the motor and place the jet components into the water in the well. This is called a double drop jet pump system. This system needs both suction and pressure to function. In this system two pipes are used instead of one. The first is mounted to the impeller housing to push the water into the jet that is between 10 and 20 feet below the minimum water level. The second pipe connects the output back to the pump. The deep water jet pump also needs to be primed.

The submersible pump pushes the water up instead of pulling it up. This makes for a more efficient well pump for a deep well. This type of pump is entirely in the well instead of just part of it. The common submersible pump looks like a long tube that fits inside the well casing. The pump itself is in a sealed compartment that is connected by wires to a power source above ground. The impellers are stacked and separated by diffusers and they push the water up to the plumbing system. This type of pump is very hard to repair being as it is underground and hard to access. However, most last an average of 20 years without needing repair.

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At Roberts Well Drilling, we sell many of the name brand pumps and tanks manufactured today.

Brands We Sell

  • Sta Rite
  • Goulds
  • Grundfos
  • Bison Hand Pumps
  • Aermotor
  • Red Jacket
  • Franklin Electric
  • Flex-Con
  • Well X Troll
  • Dixie Tanks

  • At Roberts Well Drilling we service all pump brands!

    We will repair or replace any brand of pump on the market. Before we recommend a pump, we will determine how much water is sufficient for your household and its water needs. To better serve you, we provide 24-hour emergency service when your pump is damaged by a lightning strike or it suddenly stops working. Our goal is to make sure that you and your family has a clean water supply as quickly as possible.

    Pumps can be a major investment, so when you have issues, you want to call pump repair experts so you know that the jobs will get done fast, and correct the first time. Roberts Well Drilling has been servicing pumps and drilling wells in Central Florida for nearly 30 years, so when you need help, give us a call. We can take care of the issue, no matter how big or small!

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