AJ Pumps & Water Treatment understands the frustration and inconvenience that arise from encountering low pressure in a jet pump. As experts in the field, we are dedicated to helping you resolve such issues effectively. In this blog post, we will explore the common causes of low pressure in a jet pump and provide insights into potential solutions to ensure optimal performance.


Inadequate Power Supply

One of the primary culprits behind low pressure in a water jet pump is an inadequate power supply. Insufficient voltage or an undersized electrical circuit can hinder the pump’s ability to operate at its full capacity, resulting in reduced pressure output.

To rectify this issue, it is crucial to ensure that your water jet pump is connected to a suitable power source with the correct voltage and amperage. Consulting one of our qualified technicians or referring to the pump’s electrical requirements can help identify and address power-related problems effectively.


Clogged or Dirty Intake Screens or Injectors

A clogged or dirty intake screen is a frequent cause of low pressure in water jet pumps. The intake screen acts as a barrier, preventing debris from entering the pump and obstructing the water flow. Over time, accumulated dirt, sediment, or foreign objects can impede the screen, reducing the pump’s efficiency and resulting in lower pressure.

To mitigate this issue, regular cleaning and maintenance of the intake screen are essential. Remove the screen and thoroughly rinse it with water, ensuring that all visible debris is eliminated. AJ Pumps & Water Treatment can help you Implement a preventive maintenance schedule to help keep the intake screen clear, and unobstructed and to promote optimal pump performance.


Air Leaks in Suction Lines 

Air leaks in the suction lines can significantly impact the water jet pump’s ability to generate sufficient pressure. When air infiltrates the system, it disrupts the priming process, leading to reduced suction and subsequent low pressure. Loose fittings, damaged seals, or cracks in the suction lines are common sources of air leaks.

To address this issue, we can provide a comprehensive inspection of the suction lines. We look for visible signs of damage or leaks and tighten loose fittings, replace damaged seals, or repair any cracks to eliminate air intake. Consulting the experts at AJ Pumps & Water Treatment can ensure a thorough assessment and professional repairs, such as pressure testing, vacuum testing, well head exposure, line locating and well flow testing.


Worn or Damaged Impeller

The impeller plays a crucial role in moving water through the pump. However, over time, it can experience wear and tear, leading to decreased efficiency and lower pressure output. Worn impeller blades or a damaged impeller can disrupt the smooth flow of water, resulting in reduced pressure.

To resolve this issue, it is advisable to consult our specialists at AJ Pumps & Water Treatment. We can accurately diagnose the problem and provide the appropriate solution, such as replacing the worn or damaged impeller. Our expertise ensures that the correct replacement part is obtained and installed correctly, restoring optimal pump performance.

Low pressure in a water jet pump can be attributed to various causes, ranging from inadequate power supply to mechanical issues. By understanding these causes and seeking professional assistance from AJ Pumps & Water Treatment, you can ensure reliable and efficient water flow in your system.


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The Importance of Quality Drinking Water

Water is one of BC’s most important natural resources and it is crucial to you and your families’ health. Clean water is not always something you can see, smell or even taste. Because there are varied water sources, it means that there are varied solutions to get the fresh, clean, and great tasting water you want.

Municipal water systems supply a large portion of water to the majority of British Columbians and generally very safe to drink. Chlorine is one of the most common chemicals found in water treated by municipalities. It is necessary to remove potentially harmful bacteria and microorganisms found in water. Tap water is a convenient and reliable choice, but you may not enjoy the taste.

Thousands of British Columbians rely on well water for their drinking water. Well water can bring it’s own set of challenges as it is not as convenient or reliable as a municipal system. They can contain bacteria, viruses, parasites, or chemicals that can affect your health and the water can be impacted by things outside of your control. Flooding, drought, and changes to the aquifer are just some of the things that can impact the water condition.

Single serve bottled water is also a popular way to get drinking water but is expensive and produces a lot of plastic waste, which can harm the environment.

Choose Water Filters to Improve the Quality of Your Drinking Water

So, what’s the solution? Water filtration! Water filters can improve the overall taste, smell and appearance of your drinking water and even remove some of the chemicals. A water filter only works if it is routinely replaced. If a filter is not replaced, it gets clogged and can reduce water pressure and become less effective. Most water filters need to be replaced every six to twelve months, depending on the condition of the water, to maintain the proper efficiency.

Are you interested in installing a filtration system in your home? Call us and speak with one of our Professionals to find out more. We can also come out to your home and one of our Service Technicians will install a replacement filter for you.

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Hard Water Stains

Hard water is caused by dissolved calcium and manganese minerals. The effects on hard water can be both expensive and damaging. So, how do you know if you have it? Signs of hard water you can see are:

  • Spots on glassware
  • Feeling of residue on skin and hair
  • Reduced lather in soaps and detergents
  • Low water flow
  • Skin feels drier than normal
  • Clothes don’t look or smell clean after washing
  • Metallic taste or strange odor
  • Excessive soap scum and calcium deposits
  • Spotting on cars after washing

Hard-Water-Stains-Shower-Head-AJ-PumpsEffects of hard water that you may not see, is what is happening to your appliances, including your refrigerator and hot water tank. Any appliance using hot water, such as your dishwasher is the most vulnerable appliance because as the hard water is heated, it adheres to surfaces and forms limescale deposits. Scale builds in your pipes or valves and can cause leaks or reduced water flow, increasing the likelihood of expensive repairs. It also can cause your appliances to be inefficient, work harder and reduce the lifespan by half and energy bills to increase.

The solution

Installing a water softener before the water gets to your taps and appliances will remove the calcium and magnesium through a process called ion exchange. Resin beads inside the softener attract the minerals keeping them from flowing through your home.

Contact Us and we can test your water and one of our professionals can provide you with the solution that is right for your water system!