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Wells & Pump Systems

Max Bolton Well and Pump Co. provides quality, professional drillings for all your commercial or residential needs. Whether you are looking for someone to drill a water well, need someone to backfill an existing well, or need someone to service your existing pump system, rest assured that when you call us, your home or business will be serviced and repaired correctly the first time.

Max Bolton Well and Pump Co. drills water wells and installs pump systems for the following applications:
    • Residential Wells
    • Water Storage Tanks 
    • Residential Irrigation Wells
    • Residential Pump Systems 
    • Commercial Irrigation Wells
    • Irrigation Pump Systems

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Residential Wells

The choice to drill a water well can depend on your situation and demand of use. In some cases, especially in rural areas, a well may be your only choice for water. Taking into consideration the location of your house, your property lines, your septic system, and the geographical lay of the land, Max will help you pick out the best location for the well.

The well is drilled at a diameter of 6”, and PVC casing is installed down to the rock level. The drilling continues until a supply of water is obtained, usually averaging 200’-500’ for residential service. While there is not any way to determine how much water (gallons per minute) will be available in the well until it is drilled, a well with one (1) gallon per minute (gpm) can sustain a family of four (4), provided the well is deep enough to have storage space, usually 400’-500’ feet. This is because when the well is full of water, there is one and a half (1 ½) gallons of water for every foot of storage. For example, a well that is 250’ deep, with a water level at 50’ below the surface, has 200’ of water stored in the well. That is a total of 300 gallons of water.

The average person uses 75 gallons of water per day in normal use. If the consumer decides to use the water for things such as car washes, filling pools, gardening, etc., it is recommended they use it at a slow rate by watering slowly at intervals or using a hose with a trigger nozzle to prevent it from running freely when not needed. Well quantity can be improved on a new or existing well by having it hydrofracked.

Residential and Commercial Irrigation Wells

An irrigation well is an alternative way to irrigate your landscaping and garden. It is becoming an increasingly popular request due to the recent drought and limited use of county/city water. An irrigation well can be connected to your house or business in addition to your irrigation system. You can still maintain the connection to county/city water by having a cut-off installed that can be switched over by you when desired.

The average irrigation system needs 20-25 gpm to supply all the zones, and a commercial system can require as much as 40-125 gpm. It is helpful to learn this information in advance by talking to your irrigation company or letting our recommended irrigation contractor come out and check it for you. The average depth of an irrigation well can be anywhere from 200’-800’ deep, although there isn’t any way to predict the depth until the drilling is performed. A well that doesn’t yield the desired gpm to supply the irrigation system can be improved by hydrofracking or having cistern tanks installed to store the water. In some cases, both options are used.

Residential Pump Systems

In a residential well system, we install a submersible pump down in the well. The pump is sized once the well is drilled and the depth and gpm are known. Pipe and wire are installed along with the pump down in the well, and a waterline (with pipe and wire installed) is trenched to your power source. There are other components that are required, such as a pressure tank and miscellaneous fittings. It is recommended that the pressure tank be placed in a crawl space or basement if possible to prevent exposure to the elements.

The pressure tanks can vary in size depending on what the well will be used for. It has two main functions: one is to cool the pump down before the pump shuts off, and the other is to prevent the pump from cutting on when only a small amount of water is needed such as when washing your hands.

We only use new and professional products in the well and chlorinate the well after the installation of the pump system. When appropriate, we connect the well to the waterline via a pitless adapter, which aids in the prevention of your waterline freezing. These pumps are available in conventional or constant pressure, depending on your preference and budget. A constant pressure pump allows you to use the water at different locations in your house such as the dishwasher and shower simultaneously without a difference in water pressure.

Irrigation Pump Systems

If you have an irrigation well at your residence, the pump will be different than a residential pump. An irrigation pump is a variable-speed, constant-pressure pump that runs based on high/low demand of the irrigation system. The variable speed means that when the well is full, the rpm’s run slower, and as the well drops in volume, the rpm’s speed up to maintain the constant pressure.

A constant-pressure pump allows you to run water in your house at different locations such as taking a shower and running the dishwasher, and at the same time watering with your irrigation system, without noticing a drop in pressure. The pumps are engineered with three-phase power performance while having single phase input.

The irrigation pump is controlled by a SubDrive control box that is sized based on flow requirement. It features a wide range of psi settings and has a soft start-up that prevents water hammering and pipe movement in the well. The pump has Smart Reset technology that allows the well to recover after being used before restarting the pump. It also has built-in lightning protection and is a NEMA 4 product that can be placed outside. All of these features add to the life of the pump.

        Max Bolton Well and Pump Co.
        475 Old Federal Rd.
        Dawsonville, GA 30534
        GA Lic# 459 Bonded and Insured

Phone: 770-893-2878        
Office Hours: 24/7 Services        

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