Water Hand Pumps

Make water available, whenever and for whatever scenario may come.

Simple Hand Pumps

Hand pumps come in all shapes and sizes, but none are as well designed, or come near the capacity and quality of Simple Pump™.

Simple Pump Leads the Industry

  • Fits in most wells
  • Pumps water from 325 feet depth
  • Easy effort to achieve high water yield
  • Pressure pumping capacity
  • Holds prime and quickly produces water
  • Freezeproof for Montana winters
  • Individual Well Sizing
  • DIY & Professional Installation Option

How the Simple Pump System Works

Simple Pumps use aerospace quality engineering and precise machined stainless steel to make the best hand pump available today.

Unlike other systems that require priming and mechanisms at or near the top of the well, Simple Pumps lifts water from the bottom upward. At the bottom of the pump system, setting below static water in the well, is a pump cylinder with a piston inside.

At the top of the well, either a manual handle or motor is used to move the center rod that is attached to the piston and cylinder. As the rod moves up and down, a ball valve in the piston seals in a whole column of water and it is easily lifted up. At the same time, water rushes into the pump cylinder from the bottom, ready for the next cycle. This method increases the amount of water, pressure, and capacity outperforming all other hand pumps

Image description: Pump cylinder with a check valve.

Video: High Pressure

Over 70-pounds on a 250+ lift!



The Pump Head, with handle, motor, or assisted hand drive, is the assembly visible above the ground. Here it is shown with the lever-arm handle, mounted on a well cap, on a few inches of well casing.


The Drop Pipe Kits have a 1/16″ diameter weep or drain hole drilled 4-feet down from the top. When the pump is not being used, the weep or drain hole allows the water in the head to bleed out. In cold climates, the water will not freeze. And in hot climates, water does not get heated.

Drop pipe makes up most of the height of the pump system. All the DROP PIPE KITS (these plus top and bottom) carry water from the stainless steel pump cylinder at the bottom to the stainless steel pump head at the top.


The pump cylinder is a 17″-long and made of stainless steel metal. It comes in two sizes.

Most wells, with a static water level higher than 275 feet, a 1.75-inch diameter model is the most common model. For static levels or lifts between 275 -325 feet, a 1.5 inch diameter model is used. 

Components for Simple Hand Pumps

Check out some of our recent installs!


Winterizing the Simple Pump

The Simple Pump is a simple solution to getting water in any situation, even in the coldest of winters. Pumps that do not have a check valve are winter-ready. If the pump has a check valve, it may have a plug on the pressure gauge’s opposite side. This plug can acts like a thumb over the straw, restricting water from flowing out of the weep hole a few feet down the well. This is useful when a person needs to pump a lot of water over a short time. For freezing temperatures, this plug may need to be loosely screwed in a few threads to allow air to flow and the water to drain to a frost-free level. The plug can be removed with a 9/16th end ranch and then put back in up to a few threads for the winter. We put this video together to demonstrate how to prepare the pump for the winter. If you have any questions, give us a call or send us a message.

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Our Service Area:

  • Kalispell, MT 59901
  • Olney, MT 59927
  • Trego, MT 59934
  • Lincoln County
  • Flathead County
  • Eureka, MT 59917
  • Libby, MT 59923
  • Troy, MT 59935
  • Whitefish, MT 59937
  • Creston, MT 59901
  • Columbia Falls, MT 59912
  • Marion, MT 59925
  • Bigfork, MT 59911
  • Rexford, MT 59930