Moving to the countryside is a very romantic and highly popular dream to have, whether it’s a dream of you and your partner settling down in your older years to a slower paced and more relaxed lifestyle or whether it’s of taking your whole family out of the rat race and giving your children a more wholesome and fulfilling life growing up away from the smoke and bustle of the big city. And while for a lot of people it remains just a dream that you end up forgetting about in place of a more attainable, easier and realistic dream, some people do bite the bullet, up sticks and move out to the country.
However one of the first things that you learn upon planning to move out is that while the country life does offer a whole host of benefits for those that decide to take this bold step, however it’s not exactly all plain sailing and one unforeseen problem that many people encounter is that the countryside is not as developed or convenient as living in the towns or cities they came from and sometimes you are unable to be connected to the public water systems due to the remote location of the property and are forced to find alternative solutions, and normally they arrange to have a borehole drilled to the groundwater and a pump installed to use as the properties primary water source, but most people have little to no experience in buying bore pumps in Perth or even having the hole drilled, so let’s run through some practical tips about both.
Before you actually drill the borehole (and indeed, buy the pump) you will need to work out the dimensions and location of the aquifer on your property and to check out what the water table of the land is, an aquifer is the name given to the water that your pump will be supplying your house with and is generally located in a large hollow beneath the topsoil of your land. Normally this would depend on the different uses that you intended for your pump would need varying amounts of water, however for home use. The water table is a representation physical amount of water that your land is holding and this will determine the location and size of the borehole required, as it must be placed on the part of the land with the highest density as possible.
Now hopefully it doesn’t affect you but if a countryside property seems extremely cheap for no good reason this should be an immediate and significant red flag for you, sometimes it means it needs some structural work however, sometimes it can mean that the water table has been depleted over the years and is too low to be used by any kind of bore pump for much longer. So this is really information that you want to find out beforehand rather than being left with a property that is completely unworkable and you being left to find a less convenient and normally, less affordable option. After all why would you when there are plenty of properties that will allow for a bore pump.
Bore pumps come in a wide variety of different sizes and different power levels depending on what you want it for, from huge behemoths that are designed to move hundreds of gallons an hour designed for mega agriculture farms, to smaller scale, more conservative pumps that are found for home use, which are the ones you will be interested in for now. The main thing about the pump itself is the size, of the borehole. The wider the borehole is in terms of diameter then the higher pressure will be needed in order to move the water from the aquifer to where it is needed. So the aim is to have a small a borehole dug in the first place.
However apart from that all that is require are some careful calculations and setup to ensure that the pump is correctly configured to move the water at the most efficient rate without compromising the integrity of the pump itself, if configured incorrectly, you may find the pump either too weak in pressure to move the water at the required pace or that the pressure is too high and will eventually put strain on the machine itself as well as waste your money buying a new one.