Here are some reasons why we suggest Simple Pump is the better pump:
Simple Pumps are far more reliable than most other pumps because they are CNC-machined. This machining, directed by computer instructions, ensures every stainless steel piece is identical to the last. The superb and consistent fit makes for far less wear and a much longer life.
The structure of a Simple Pump is quite narrow — 1.75 inches at its widest — yet strong. Most other hand pumps simply cannot be installed along with a submersible in the majority of existing wells. You would have to drill a second well in order to use it as a back-up!
Our pump requires DRAMATICALLY LESS EFFORT to pump the water, due to a much lighter mechanism. For example, the Simple Pump lift rods — which transmit the pump-action from the lever arm to the pump cylinder at the bottom — are made out of super-light fiberglass with a resin that is FDA approved for drinking water use. The significantly lighter weight also makes installation much easier.
The Simple Pump COSTS DRAMATICALLY LESS than other “serious” and seemingly comparable pumps. One competitor costs about $1,100 more at 200′ water level.
No other lever-arm pump manufacturer offers the option of converting to a 12 or 24 volt DC Motor. The DC motor fits precisely the same way on every Simple Pump, making installation so easy that most homeowners install the motor upgrade themselves. So if you ever wanted to convert to solar, the addition of the Simple Pump motor is quite easy and does not take a lot of work.