A bore pump is an expertly engineered method of delivering groundwater for the main purposes of drinking and irrigation. So, when there’s no water coming out of your bore pump – it’s time to do something about it. Chances are, it’s not going to magically fix itself.

Want to know 4 common reasons why your bore pump isn’t working and most importantly, how to fix it?

Find out with the Perth bore repairs team at LHP Landscaping + Joel Irrigation by reading on.


Insulation breakdown of the pump


What does this mean? It means the pump will trip the circuit and its breakers/fuses. Don’t be fooled, your pump may even continue to run for a little while before ‘tripping’ the pump.

Unfortunately, but unsurprisingly, this problem will only progressively get worse.

Avoid waiting around and organise bore repairs today.


The pump has lost its prime


Priming is necessary for bore pumps. It involves removing air from the pump and suction line, allowing atmospheric pressure and flooding pressure to ultimately cause liquid to flow into the pump.

If or when your pump loses its prime, it will cease to function and inevitable break down – and quicker than you would think.


Faulty fixtures and controls


There are many working parts to bore pumps. This means there’s a lot of parts that can over time become faulty and defective.

What can become faulty?

  • The controller or control box
  • The relay/contactor.

Did you know that it’s motor failure that’s the common culprit of pump failure? The motor itself could overheat, as a result of inadequate cooling from the water passing the exterior of the motor.

Fix those faulty fixtures, controls and failing motors and get back to groundwater, faster.

Let LHP Landscaping & Joel Irrigation make it happen.


Iron contamination

Both iron oxidation and iron bacteria have a detrimental consequence on bore pumps.


  • The accumulation of these contaminants both clog and corrode which eventually can lead to complete system failure.

What are the warning signs?

  • Seeing sludge that’s red tinted in colour or threads points to likely iron contamination.

What can you do?

  • Clean and disinfect the system properly to get rid of iron bacteria, flushing out any iron deposit build-ups.
  • In-line filters may assist in stopping future iron contamination.

Need professional assistance to fight iron contamination? Visit Joel Irrigation’s Perth irrigation shop for tailored advice and the products needed for the job.


Perth bore repairs you can trust

Is it undeniable that your bore pump system needs urgent repair? Perhaps you think something isn’t running as effectively as it should, but you just can’t pinpoint where or why.

LHP Landscaping & Joel Irrigation provide efficient and affordable bore repairs and servicing throughout Perth.

You can rely on us to fix or replace your bore professionally and in a timely manner, so you can utilise groundwater to your advantage in no time at all.

In need of bore repairs or servicing fast? Contact LHP Landscaping & Joel Irrigation today for an obligation-free bore servicing quote.