You'll find a complete range of bore pumps, equipment and solutions available from your local Irrigear® Independent Experts.
What pump is best for bore pumping?
There are lots of options available for pumping bore water, lots of brands with a wide range of types, capacities and head. The most common are submersible pumps and above ground, deep well pumps.
- Submersible pumps
- Above ground deep well pumps
The type that you need will depend on both the size and capacity of your bore, how much water you want to extract and how you want to use the water. There are also different sources of power – with both solar and electric options being available.
Unfortunately there is no 'one size fits all' option, so it really is important to speak to your local Irrigear team to determine which bore pump will be most suitable and cost effective for your situation.
Which bore pump do I need?
Your local Irrigear team can help you determine this. We will need to determine:
- Available flow rate,
- Depth of the bore,
- What volume of water you need to extract,
- What pressure you need to operate at.
The water usage may also impact your choice in pump – water for stock might be OK with a 'slow and steady' lower pressure system while an 'on demand' irrigation system might need higher volumes and higher pressure . Your bore driller will have some recommendations in the case of new bores about the ideal pump depth and the capacity of the bore.
Sometimes these questions aren’t easily answered (especially if your previous bore pump has been running inefficiently, or there is no data available), so a pump test can be performed to determine or confirm the bore capacity.
How do I test the bore before buying a new pump?
Bore tests usually use a submersible pump which pumps for a set time (sometimes 8 or 24 hours, or more) accurately determine the sustainable attributes of your bore. It will give a much clearer indication on the size of pump that will be required and the volume of water that is available. Many Irrigear stores have a test rig that they use to perform their bore tests. Sometimes, where the estimated capacity is far in excess of your requirement, a bore test is unnecessary.
How long should a bore pump last?
A bore pump that is suited to the environment it’s in, is well designed and constructed, could last for up to 20 years. Regular servicing will ensure that the life of your bore pump is maximised, and investing in a quality pump from the outset is the best way to ensure value over the long term.
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- What pump is best for bore pumping?
- Which bore pump do I need?
- How do I test the bore before buying a new pump?
- How long should a bore pump last?
At your local Irrigear Independent Experts you'll find access to some of Australia's leading bore pumping solutions, designed and proven for Australian environmental conditions:
- APT Water
- Brown Brothers Engineers (BBEA)
- DAB Water Technology
- Davey Water
- Franklin Electric
- Pentair Onga (Jung Pumpen, Southern Cross)
- Orange Pumps
- WBS Pumps
If you're thinking about how a Bore Pump solution might fit into your next water management project, make Irrigear the place to find the best advice, know-how and product availability in Australia.
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