Bore pumps bring underground water to the surface for agricultural or domestic use. To get the best from your pump, however, there are a few simple maintenance tasks you can do which will keep it in the best condition. Here is a quick guide to home bore pump maintenance.
Run it regularly
One simple way of keeping your pump running properly is to make sure you run it regularly. If it is left unused, it can quickly suffer from corrosion and begin to seize up. You can avoid this by running it weekly even if you don't need it.
Cover the wellhead
The wellhead and the pump should be under some kind of protective cover - ideally in some kind of shed, but if not a wellhead cover can easily be installed. This doesn't just protect your pump and bore from the elements and accidental contamination, but makes it easier to find in case repairs are needed.
Perform visual checks
You do not always need to be an expert to tell if something is wrong. Giving your pumping system a regular visual check can often identify a problem before it becomes serious. Keep an eye out for any water leaks or corrosion, especially around the seals. Make sure that none of the wiring has become exposed. You should also look out for any change in the output of your pump, which could be a sign of a problem that will need professional repair.
Flush the tank
It is very easy for sediments to build up in the pressure tank which will decrease the efficiency of the system. Problems can also arise if there is not enough air in the tank. This causes the pump to "cycle" or run too often, which will increase wear on the pump. Flushing the pressure tank removes both of these problems and will ensure that the pump continues to run efficiently.
Get a regular service
Ultimately, the best way to keep a bore pump in full working order is to have it inspected and serviced regularly by a qualified professional. An untrained layperson will not know what they are looking or how to repair the pump safely, and in some areas, it may not even be legal to do so. A professional will be able to identify any problems with the system and ensure that all parts are working properly, giving you peace of mind that your pump is running efficiently and safely.
If you need help with your bore pump, contact a professional in your area.