Self-priming jet pumps are suited to lift water from its source and can be installed above the water source. These pumps are not severely affected by air pockets in the water as centrifugal pumps are.
Jet pumps are suitable for domestic use, irrigation or gardens and deliver a high head. It is suitable to lift water for distribution with low to medium pressure. The configuration of the jet pump is very similar to that of the centrifugal pump, but with the added jet assembly which aids with priming the pump.