Harnessing the Power of UV Bulbs

In the realm of water treatment and purification, advancements in technology continue to revolutionize how we ensure the safety and quality of our water supply. Among these innovations, ultraviolet (UV) bulbs have emerged as a powerful tool in the arsenal of water treatment professionals. At AJ Pumps & Water Treatment, recognizing the importance of UV bulbs isn’t just about staying ahead of the curve; it’s about safeguarding health, promoting sustainability, and ensuring the purity of our most precious resource: water.

Understanding UV Technology

UV water treatment involves the use of ultraviolet light to disinfect water by deactivating harmful microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. UV bulbs emit a specific wavelength of UV-C light that penetrates the cell walls of these microorganisms, disrupting their DNA and rendering them unable to reproduce or cause infections.

The Importance of UV in Water Treatment

  1. Effective Disinfection: Unlike chemical disinfection methods, such as chlorine or ozone, UV treatment doesn’t introduce harmful by-products into the water. It provides a chemical-free and environmentally friendly solution to waterborne pathogens, ensuring safe drinking water without altering its taste or odor.
  2. Comprehensive Protection: UV technology targets a broad spectrum of microorganisms, including chlorine-resistant pathogens like Cryptosporidium and Giardia. This comprehensive approach to disinfection ensures that even the most stubborn contaminants are effectively neutralized, providing peace of mind for consumers and water treatment professionals alike.
  3. Continuous Operation: UV systems are designed for continuous operation, providing on-demand disinfection without the need for storage or handling of hazardous chemicals. This reliability makes UV treatment ideal for both residential and commercial applications, from private wells to municipal water treatment plants.
  4. Minimal Maintenance: UV systems are relatively low-maintenance compared to other water treatment methods. Routine tasks, such as replacing UV bulbs and cleaning quartz sleeves, are simple and straightforward, ensuring consistent performance with minimal downtime.
  5. Energy Efficiency: UV treatment consumes minimal energy compared to alternative disinfection methods, making it a cost-effective and sustainable solution for water treatment. With energy-efficient UV bulbs and optimized system designs, AJ Pumps & Water Treatment maximizes performance while minimizing environmental impact.

AJ Pumps & Water Treatment: Leading the Way

At AJ Pumps & Water Treatment, our commitment to excellence extends beyond providing cutting-edge technology; it’s about delivering solutions that prioritize health, sustainability, and customer satisfaction. By incorporating UV bulbs into our water treatment systems, we empower communities to enjoy clean, safe water without compromise.

Whether you’re a homeowner seeking peace of mind or a business owner prioritizing the well-being of your customers, AJ Pumps & Water Treatment is here to support you every step of the way. With our expertise in UV technology and dedication to customer service, we ensure that your water treatment needs are met with precision and care.

In a world where access to clean water is non-negotiable, AJ Pumps & Water Treatment stands as a beacon of reliability, integrity, and innovation. Join us in harnessing the power of UV technology to safeguard our most precious resource and build a healthier, more sustainable future for generations to come.

Preserving Liquid Gold


Nestled in the heart of the stunning Fraser Valley in British Columbia lies a region where well water is the lifeblood of many households. In this idyllic setting, the need to preserve and protect well water quality is paramount. AJ Pumps & Water Treatment, a trusted name in water solutions, recognizes the significance of well water preservation. Let’s explore essential tips and services we provide to ensure that the liquid gold from our wells remains pure and abundant.

Understanding the Value of Well Water


The Fraser Valley’s well water is a source of pride and sustenance for many residents, however, maintaining its quality can be challenging due to factors such as contamination, mineral deposits, and fluctuating water levels. Other factors are the growing population and climate change and their affects on the groundwater and aquifer levels. AJ Pumps acknowledges these challenges and offers comprehensive solutions to safeguard the integrity of well water, ensuring it remains a reliable resource for generations to come.

Well Water Preservation Tips


  1. Regular Water Testing

   Regular water testing is the foundation of well water preservation. AJ Pumps offers professional water testing services, allowing homeowners in the Fraser Valley to identify potential contaminants and address them promptly.


  1. Efficient Filtration Systems

   We provide state-of-the-art filtration systems designed to remove impurities and enhance the quality of well water. These systems are tailored to the unique characteristics of well water in the Fraser Valley, ensuring optimal filtration and preservation.


  1. Proactive Maintenance

Maintenance of your water distribution system is crucial to preventing issues such as bacterial contamination and pump malfunctions. AJ Pumps offers proactive maintenance services to keep your system in top condition, including pump inspections, cleaning, and repairs.


  1. Water Conservation Practices

   Preserving well water goes hand in hand with responsible water usage. AJ Pumps encourages residents to adopt water conservation practices, such as fixing leaks, using water-efficient appliances, and implementing smart irrigation practices.

AJ Pumps & Water Treatment – Your Well Water Preservation Partner


In the Fraser Valley, where water is a cherished commodity, AJ Pumps & Water Treatment emerges as a beacon of expertise and commitment to water solutions. By offering a suite of services, from water testing to efficient filtration systems and proactive maintenance, we ensure that the liquid gold from Fraser Valley wells remains pure, abundant, and sustainable. Choose AJ Pumps as your well water preservation partner and join the journey toward a future where well water continues to flow, clean and untainted, for generations to come.

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What Kind of Tests are Performed to Test Water Purity

We take clean water coming from our taps for granted. However, there are plenty of times when it can be a good idea to have it tested. Testing your water supply is a good idea even if your water comes from a private, single household well. There are several reasons why it may be contaminated. Agricultural runoff, industrial leakages, and even household chemical use can all leach into the ground water to contaminate a well. Shallow wells are also more easily contaminated than deeper ones. Apart from chemicals, gastrointestinal tract disease causing bacteria like E. coli can also breed in water supply and storage systems after they are carried into them by rain or melting snow from sources like nearby septic systems, manure storage or spreading, feedlots. 

In fact, Health Canada recommends sampling your well water: 

  • In early spring just after the thaw 
  • in the fall rainy season 
  • after a long dry spell or drought 
  • after heavy rains, floods 
  • after the well has not been used for a long period of time 

In the realm of water treatment and pump systems, ensuring water quality is paramount not only for good health, but also for the longevity and efficiency of equipment. Water testing emerges as a crucial step in this process, providing valuable insights into the composition and characteristics of the water being treated. 

How to Test Water 

There are several different options when it comes to getting your water tested. For the best results, come in and speak with one of our professionals. We can help you determine what kinds of tests will address your water concerns. Depending on the kind of test you need, we will either test your water sample on site, or send your sample to a certified lab for testing. Effective water testing helps to identify the key parameters that influence water quality. Understanding these factors is essential for customizing water treatment solutions. 

Tailoring Water Treatment Solutions 

Water testing results serve as the foundation for tailoring water treatment solutions to the specific needs of clients. AJ Pumps can use this data to design and implement efficient treatment processes that address the unique challenges posed by different water sources.


Beyond its internal benefits, water testing allows us to educate our customers on the importance of water quality in maintaining the integrity of water treatment equipment. Informed clients are more likely to invest in regular maintenance and follow best practices for water management. 

In the dynamic field of water treatment and pump systems, water testing stands out as a proactive measure that directly impacts the performance, efficiency, and longevity of equipment. By embracing a comprehensive water testing approach, it not only safeguards its systems but also fosters a commitment to quality, compliance, and customer satisfaction. 

Get in touch with us today for a one stop solution to all your water purity testing, analysis, and treatment needs.

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!