Vertical Turbine Pumps are specialized centrifugal pumps designed to move water from a well or reservoir that is deep underground. Also known a deep well turbine pump or a line-shaft vertical turbine pump, it is one of two main types of turbine pumps.
The two main types of turbine pumps are vertical turbine pumps and submersible turbine pumps. While submersible pumps have the electric motor located underwater at the bottom of the pump, vertical turbine pumps have the motor located above ground, connected via a long vertical shaft to impellers at the bottom of the pump. The term “turbine” in the pump name is somewhat of a misnomer, as this pump type has nothing to do with a turbine.