A water well in the garden: which borehole pump is most suitable?

Increasingly more people place a water well in their garden to collect rainwater, which is then filtered and reused. To be able to do this, a water well always needs to be equipped with a pump. In this article, you can read about which borehole pump model works best for you.

  • The booster pump
  • The electric garden pump
  • The borehole pump

The booster pump

A booster pump consists of a pressure valve and a centrifugal pump that fills the pressure vessel. When water is drawn from the water source, the pressure in the vessel will drop. The centrifugal pump increases this pressure again by supplying new water to the pressure valve. The advantage of a booster pump is that it is fairly cheap, but the disadvantage is that it produces more noise while pumping.

The electric garden pump

You can also opt to equip the water well with an electric garden pump. It does not have a tank but responds immediately to a decrease in water pressure in the source itself. The advantage of an electric garden pump is that it is very small, which makes it easy to install, also in smaller water wells. However, a disadvantage is that this type of pump is more expensive than other borehole pumps.

The borehole pump

Another option is to equip your water well with a borehole pump, which is immersed just above the bottom of the well, and immediately draws in rainwater. The greatest advantage is that a borehole pump is practically silent, because it is situated under water, which absorbs most of the noise. A disadvantage may be that borehole pumps are more expensive than other water pump models.  However, if you are willing to invest a bit more to get a practically silent pump, a borehole pump is definitely the one to choose.