Borehole Pumps

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Borehole pump installation

What is a borehole pump?

A borehole pump is used to pull water or other liquid from a borehole – a narrow shaft drilled straight down into the ground. The pump fits into the hole very snugly with little room on either side.

A borehole pump has two main parts: the foot which houses the pumping mechanism, and the head, which serves as the weight-bearing part of the pump and outlet for the fluid that is pumped. Most also have a suction screen of some type that blocks sand or soil or other pollutants from being drawn into the pump. Because a borehole is round and narrow not every type of pump is suitable for them.

How long does a borehole pump last?

A well sized borehole pump can last between 4 and 20 years, depending on the type of pump. Proper installation by a professional company will help to increase the life span of your pump; a pump that is not installed properly will be prone to breakdown and have a shorter life span.

If there is a high amount of sediment in your water this can add to general wear and tear on your pump and decrease its lifespan.

For borehole pump installation, get in touch with Active Pump Services.

Borehole pump servicing, repairs & maintenance

What can go wrong with a borehole pump?

Despite their relative simplicity, borehole pumps can still encounter problems.

Sometimes a problem is not to do with the pump, but with the well. Dry weather conditions can affect the water table which can mean the pump cannot do its job.

Whether you have a submersible or multi-stage pump we will be able to help.

Your borehole pump may have a buildup of limescale and debris, there may be broken valves or filter wear. Whether your pump requires small adjustments or replacement parts, we are well equipped and able to help.


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Rudford Industrial Estate,
Ford Arundel, West Sussex,
BN18 0BD

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