No, you do not need to use a safety line with the installation of the Simple Pump.
SIM073 Safety Tool
The Simple Pump well pump system has been engineered to not need a safety line. We have designed the SIM073 machined billet aluminum safety tool as our method of offering a safe means of holding onto previously assembled 9-foot drop pipe kits.
Problems with a safety line
- A safety line needs an aperture or access port to travel through. In many Simple Pump installations, there is no room for another hole in the well cap.
- The Simple Pump installs through a 1.75″ port in the mounted well cap. The use of a safety line affixed to the pump cylinder requires installation steps that add risk to the installation compared to using the Simple Pump Safety Tool.
- The safety line mounting point also raises a problem with future pump maintenance.
T-Handle Installation Assist Tool
All Simple Pump systems with more than (12) drop pipe kits also come with a T-Handle Installation Assist Tool that allows safe, controlled handling of the drop pipe kits