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Old bore pumping sand

We were called to repair an old well that was pumping sand in Mount Pleasant (9246 0111) 

The spear has collapsed in the old well and it was producing sand blocking pipes and the solenoid valves. 

The most economical solution for the Mt Pleasant home was to replace with a new submersible water bore. 

Trying to fix old bore pumping sand
This old bore well is pumping sand

Here we are looking for the solenoids for the reconnection to the new Mount Pleasant water bore. 

If you are in the Mt Pleasant, Applecross or Ardross area and are thinking about a water bore call 9246 0111 or read more about your new submersible bore HERE

Bore Repairs Dalkeith

Our mobile service teams are ready to repair your bore, bore pump or reticulation, in Dalkeith, Nedlands and Claremont.

If you have a problem with your bore or reticulation system give us a call on 9246 0111 and we will get you back up and running promptly.

For more information on the repair and service of your bore or reticulation in the western suburbs of Perth check out our website HERE

Our bore electrician will test diagnose and repair any electrical faults. We specialise in replacing fused or burnt out bore pump motors which may be the subject of an insurance claim.

We repair anything to do with water bores or reticulation sprinkler systems including replace reticulation controllers.

We are a family owned business and have been around for nearly 20 years and can be relied upon to look after your water bore and retic needs.

Reticulation system Upper Swan


It puts a smile on our face to finally turn on the 4,000 square metres of irrigation we have just installed around this house in Upper Swan.
Gear drive sprinklers are covering the lawn nicely. This is all part of a much larger property. We have installed a 1.5 kw submersible pump in the recently drilled eight inch bore operated by float switches this fills a near-by 12,000 gallon tank.

Pumping from the tank to the irrigation system we have installed a Grundfos Vertical multistage 4KW centrifugal pump. The pump has amazing grunt to pump to the far paddocks and horse troughs and is run by a convential reticulation controller.

Reticulation for Upper Swan retic job
Upper Swan Reticulation
Grundfos pump
Vertical multistage centrifugal pump

The whole project was completed by our installation arm Virgin Bores. If you would like talk to our expert team about a big bore and reticulation project call 9246 0111 or if you need a large reticulation job done get more information HERE

Happy Water bore customer in Girrawheen 

“Excellent work from the team at Virgin Bores.  Thanks to Brett for organising the job so quickly. The bore was installed and completed within one week of getting the go ahead. All the workers and subbies did a great job and keep us  informed of when they are going to be on site.  Highly recommended, ten out of ten stars. Very much appreciated”
Thanks Wendy and John for their great feedback regarding their new submersible water bore in the Girrawheen area. We have drilled and installed many water bores in the area including surrounding areas like Westminister, Warwick and Marangaroo over many years.
if you are interested in talking to our team about a modern submersible water bore find more information HERE or call us on 9246 0111
Water Bore Drilling and service
Reticulation and drilling Perth

Bore Automation Old Well

Bore automation Bull Creek
Manual gate valve feeding front station from bore

Today we are visiting a client in Bull Creek about automating his old well.

At the moment he turns on the old well manually from the DOL starter near the metre box. He then turns on two manual gate valves near the old well to send water to the front and back of his Bull Creek home.

We will send our specialist bore election to fully automate the system. He will install a new reticulation controller to interface with the bore. He will also run cables to the gate valves and we will replace with automatic 24 volt solenoid valves turned on and off by the reticulation controller.

We are expert at the automation of water bores. For more information check out our website HERE or call Troy on 9246 011

Bore not starting Booragoon 

We had installed a bore for Bob in Booragoon a few years ago.

He rang to say the bore was not working. We sent out our specialist bore electrician Dave. The submersible pump motor tested ok and he noted that there was no 24 volt to relay from controller.

He found that there was a red multicore running along the pavers from below the reticulation controller to below the bore start box. The joint connection at the bottom of the start box was faulty so he remade it.

All working again on front 2 stations. There was no cover on station 3,4,5 and 6, it was cut off due to construction. He fixed.

We have drilled and repaired many bores in the Booragoon area and surrounding suburbs of Mount Pleasant, Myaree and Melville. If you have a problem with your Booragoon bore call Troy on 9246 0111 or if you submersible pump is not working find help  HERE

Reticulation controller wiring
Reticulation controller of broken bore

Get your Leederville garden ready for summer

Leederville is a bright and vibrant area to live in. It is time to start thinking about getting your garden ready for summer.

We have drilled and repaired many water bores and retic systems throughout Leederville our experience will save you money in bore and retic service or repair. If you are checking your water bore to make sure it is ready for summer and your pump is not starting, we can send our specialist bore electrician to work out the problem and fix it. Dave is an excellent electrician with many years of experience fixing water bores.

Don’t forget to also test your reticulation system. If there are any issues with your reticulation off a bore or mains water we can fix it. These issues can include faulty solenoid valves or even finding your solenoid valves. We find and fix broken solenoid wires and resolve sprinkler coverage issues.

Call us about any issues with your Leederville bore or reticulation systems leading into the summer season on 9246 0111 or check out our main website HERE

We service Perth Bores, pumps and retic in any suburb from Two Rocks to Secret Harbour. Our Perth bore pump and retic service teams are only a phone call away.