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Well pumps are powerful pumps designed to draw water from aquifers located deep below the ground. But because there are so many elements in underground water that can undermine the efficiency of well pumps if they enter the equipment, well screen installation is required. Let's take a look at why well screen installation is critical to ensuring your well pump keeps working at peak efficiency.
Well screens helps prevent bacterial encrustation
Underground water is a life-giving solvent, but it also contains naturally occurring bacteria found in virtually all aquifer soils and rocks. If the water is allowed to enter your well pump without being filtered, it may lead to biological blockage of the pump equipment. Various types of bacteria can be found in the water from most aquifers, but the main ones include iron-reducing, sulphate-reducing and coliform bacteria.
The well screen helps to block harmful bacteria from getting into your pump equipment so that biological growth occurs at the screen and not inside your pump equipment. The well screen will also prevent your well water from having the characteristic rotten egg smell, which is produced when sulphate-reducing bacteria infiltrate the system and form hydrogen sulfide gas, for example.
Well screens help prevent mechanical damage
If the water from your underground aquifers is let into your pump equipment without passing through any filtration system, it is likely that mechanical damage will occur. The water typically contains soil particles, pebbles and other forms of underground debris that may lead to physical wear and tear of mechanical components, such as the valves.
Well screens provide a physical barrier that prevents foreign debris from gaining access to your pump equipment. By so doing, you can avoid the need to make costly repairs or parts replacements. What is more, well screens can prolong the lifespan of your equipment.
Well screens help minimise chemical damage
Underground water contains dissolved minerals that may lead to chemical incrustation if left unattended. Chemical incrustation is the process through which chemical deposits form on pump equipment because of chemical reactions that take place between metal components of pump equipment and the minerals, such as iron, magnesium and manganese, dissolved in groundwater.
Thanks to well screen installation, these minerals do not find their way into the pump equipment. Instead, they get attached to the materials blocked outside the screen.
Given the important functions that well screen perform, it is important to have them replaced when required. This will go a long way in ensuring your well pump keeps running in tiptop shape and provides maximum service life.
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