Surface pumps are designed to pump water from surface sources like springs, ponds, tanks, or shallow wells. Most of our surface pumps are either diaphragm pumps or rotary vane pumps and can run solar-direct for simple, inexpensive operation.
Surface pumps should be mounted in dry, weatherproof locations or housings as close to the water source as practical. Unlike our submersible well pumps, they should not be submerged or allowed to freeze. Make sure to drain your surface pump system before freezing weather sets in! For help with any solar water pumping system, call our Tech Desk at 800-919-2400 or use our solar water pumping system quote tool.