Well Water Problems That May Cause Problems for Your Pump Equipment

Bore pumps are one of the most expensive water pumps available on the market because they are used to pump water from aquifers located at great depths below the ground. Therefore, it is important for you, a bore pump owner or user, to take proper care of the equipment so you can avoid spending lots of dollars on frequent and costly repairs. A lack of proper maintenance may even lead to permanent equipment failure, forcing you write off an expensive asset before it has outlived its usefulness.

Taking good care of your bore pump is more than just performing scheduled inspections and calling in a technician when the equipment has broken down. It also involves paying attention to your entire water supply system so you can tell when something is amiss and have the issue dealt with before it can cause any major problems. If you are experiencing the following water supply problems, the issue may sometimes be with your well and not your pump equipment.

Lots of air bubbles in the water

If the water being supplied for your use looks milky but also has a lot of air bubbles, it indicates that air has infiltrated your system. The problem could be because there are natural dissolved gases in your well water. Some of the common types of gases found in underground water include oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and carbon dioxide. Their presence in your system will cause the water coming out of your taps to flow at inconsistent pressures. Excessive gas in your well will need to be removed before it can cause pump problems to pop up. Call in a well service specialist to carry out tests to determine there are any gases you should remove from your well water or you will simply require to adjust your pump settings. Usually a little air in the system should not cause serious issues with your pump operations.

Dirty water

If the water coming out of your taps looks murky, it could be because sediment is getting into the system through leaky water supply pipes buried underground. Then again, it is possible that water levels in your bore are simply low, leading to pumping of the sediment-containing water. Before you start blaming your equipment for your woes, check the water pressure gauge to find out if there is sufficient water in your bore.

By monitoring the water in your well, you will also be taking care of your water pumps.