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New submersible bore Bedford


We service and repair centrifugal bore pumps in old wells as well as new submersible pumps.

Not often do we find on old bore well in the Perth metropolitan area that is set in such an idyllic back yard as this one in Bedord.

It is actually inside a chicken coop surrounded by contented chickens. After years of faithful service and watering a bountiful vegetable garden it is finally beyond economical repair.

Fix old style well in Bedford area
This old style well is in chicken coop.

It is a 35 foot climb down a ladder inside the concrete well liners to the pump. Beneath the pump is a 49 foot spear. Unfortunately the bore is pumping sand indicating the spear has collapsed. This old bore is quite deep for Beford, as the house is at the top of a hill.

Old style Bedford bore replaced with new water bore
Deep old Bedford bore hole beyond repair economically

The best solution here is to drill a new submersible bore on the front lawn and install a new submersible pump on the front lawn to match the flow required by the existing reticulation system.

For your bore repair or service needs in Bedford, Inglewood, Maylands or any Perth suburbs call 92460111.

Sand in your bore?

If you have a water bore and have white sand coming from your sprinklers call us on 9246 0111.

You’re never meant to see white sand coming from a sprinkler. In the case of this customer they had an old style well.

Screen failed allowing in sand
Sand coming out of sprinkler

The screen had failed which allowed in sand. It is very white sand that comes from water bearing ground that is washed almost iridescent over the years. The options for this broken Perth water bore was to either redrill a spear into the existing well or drill a new submersible bore.

After assessment by our bore serviceman it was decide it was more economical to opt for a new modern submersible water bore. Our bore installation and service team at can help with any bore problem in Perth. Call us on 9246 0111 or you can book a bore service HERE .

Bore pumping sand?

We called on a client today in Attadale.

He had sand coming out of his old submersible bore and blocking sprinklers. Three scenarios spring to mind.  (1) Worst case it could be that the  screen at the bottom of the submersible bore has been perforated or cracked to such an extent it lets sand in. This would most likely mean a new bore hole would need to be drilled. Sometimes though, we try setting the submersible pump inlet higher up the casing with some success. (2) Sometimes we find the check valve on the submersible pump is no longer holding prime whilst at the same time there is a faulty solenoid valve, open gate valve or cracked irrigation main line that causes sand to be sucked back down the rising main when the pump is turned off.  (3) there is ingress of dry sand falling down an incorrectly covered  bore head or wet sand being washed down with incorrect bore head exposure and drainage. There are other reasons. All can be addressed.

For old well style bores there are different reasons again that we will cover in another blog.

In the meantime if you are in Perth or surrounds and you need help with any bore problem give us a call on 9246 0111 or visit our main website.