Vertical turbine pumps are centrifugal pumps specially designed to move water from an underground well or reservoir. They're also known a deep well turbine pumps or a line shaft turbine pumps. While submersible pumps have an electric motor located underwater at the bottom of the pump.
Vertical pumps provide a number of important advantages over horizontal pumps. 1 Space savings – a vertical pump uses 75% less floor space than a horizontal pump with electric motor drive. 2 Steeper head capacity curve - less reduction in capacity with fluctuations in head