Determining the location, type and size of your pump from the common list below is important for servicing. What type of pump do you have?
All pumps except the "Submersible" will be found above ground, likely in your garage or just outside the garage. Submersible pumps are installed "submerged" inside the well. The type of pump you may have is also important. Generally speaking there are 3 types including the Self priming Centrifugals, Jets and Submersibles.
Jet pumps can be further classified as being Shallow Well Jet Pumps and or Deep Well Jet Pumps. Jet pumps seem to be most confusing for the homeowner to identify. A Shallow Well Jet Pump will have the jet built into the body of the pump head.
A Deep Well Jet Pump or a convertible Deep Well Jet Pump will not have the jet built into the pump head. These pumps are identified by having 2 ports on the suction end of the pump head.
Shallow Well Jet Pumps typically have a "snout" look to them. This means that the pump head is elongated to provide room for the jet to be included in the pump itself and they will only have 1 port on the suction side of the pump head.
Centrifugal pumps have a shorter and somewhat rounder pump head. They only have 1 port on the suction side of the pump head.
Jet Pumps are best suited to build pressure while centrifugal pumps provide volume.
You can identify the suction pipe side of your pump as it is connected to the well head, and the the other side is the discharge side which will be going to your usage (sprinklers, hoses, your house). Below are photos of each type also typical installations.