It All Comes Down to the Borehole Pump

With the cost of basic utilities like water and power constantly escalating in South Africa, many residents have taken the logical step of sinking a borehole on their property. Accessing that free underground resource makes better sense every year as the resource is pure and clean, and the long-term savings are forever. Experiencing the sheer joy of water for mahala does take an initial outlay and setup, but the ROI is indisputable and extremely gratifying for homeowners, commercial properties, and farmers.

A drilling rig is a specialised piece of equipment, and it’s the hammer and tongs of borehole gets the dirty work done and dusted (all puns intended), and allows for the secondary equipping phase of a borehole installation. This entails dropping a submersible borehole pump down the hole, suitably wired and fitted with piping, possibly with water level monitors or any other relevant electrical intelligence attached too. The submersible pump is then also equipped above ground with piping and fittings so that it feeds either a Jojo storage tank or a larger reservoir.

Drill, Equip, and Start Pumping

With the drilling out of the way, and once you’ve hit water at your expected level, dropping a submersible borehole pump down the hole is the equipping process that makes all the value real. While older installations had either a submersible or a surface-mounted pump that could push (or pull) water from the borehole, most modern installations utilise a submersible pump as they’re silent, hidden, and thus mostly secure down the hole, as opposed to visible and tempting to passing opportunism. Indeed, the supremacy of the submersible borehole pump has come about because having a pump down the hole, in the water, is far better for so many reasons. No one puts a surface-mounted pump onto a borehole anymore, one that would suck water up from the hole to the surface. It’s better to push it from the source.

The same metrics and calculations come into play when equipping the hole with a borehole pump as those that guided the expectations of the drill. The volume of available water can now be tested accurately, as opposed to being guessed at, and the results will determine the size and nature of the pump needed to equip the borehole. A submersible borehole “pump” consists of two components, a pump and motor and the motor has to be correctly supplied in tandem with a pump to deliver effectively, based on the available water. The pump sits atop the motor-they’re bolted together-and the two together form the long, silver cylinder we recognise as a submersible borehole pump that gets dropped down the hole. The motor is wired up and the pump is coupled up with piping. A watertight seal kit ensures that even with electrics below water, nothing will go wrong-the motor itself has sealed electrics, and the wire joined to the motor is now encased in resin too.

Get It from the Pros at Water Pump Group

Pump and motor need to be specified to work at maximum efficiency in tandem, and that efficiency also hinges on the distance water is to be pumped, the head (how high the water must travel in elevation), and a few other crucial metrics need to be accommodated to effectively equip a borehole with the right pump. Avoid joining the masses who’ve bunged any old pump down their borehole, and are either paying for too much electricity and/or pumping constantly to keep their storage full. Come to the pros at Water Pump Group and we’ll equip you correctly straight out of the gate. Get it right first time around - call on Water Pump Group for all your borehole pump needs, we are here to serve you!

Get it right first time around - call on Water Pump Group for all your borehole pump needs, we are here to serve you!