Pressure Pumps

Pressure pumps are used for pressurising water systems for a variety of uses. They most commonly draw water out of a storage tank but can suck from a dam or river. 

As pressure pumps operate automatically, the water system is kept constantly pressurised, providing a constant water supply. Systems can be controller via a pressure switch or by electronic speed control to give a more even system pressure and give energy savings.

Brands Available:

Fixed speed and variable speed pumps

  • Fixed speed operates at one speed and duty point and works well when the quantity of water required is relatively constant.
  • Variable speed provides the flexibility to deliver the quantity of water required at a given time. Excellent for applicants where a wide range of duties are required and offer power savings.

XJ Water Pressure Systems

Dynajet XJ pumps are an ideal home pressure system to use when drawing water from a level that is below the pump such as in a buried or partially buried tank.

Grundfos CMB range of pumps 

Available as a self-priming pump with a PMI / 2 Control offering dry run protection 

OR as a pressure switch system for specific application

Grundfos Variable Speed Pumps

Grundfos offer a range of pumps with variable speed to maintain constant pressure and power savings. Such as the CMBE and CRIE Range.

Southern Cross

Horizontal Multi Stage pumps

  • Quiet and efficient with flows up to 120 L/min

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Bore Pumps

Bordertown Pumps can supply, install, repair and maintain a variety of pumps for the domestic, rural and commercial sectors.

Submersible: As the name suggests, the submersible pump is located in the bore itself and below the water level, ‘submerged’. This style of pump is very efficient and can pump water out of the bore for a variety of applications including:

  • Tank Filling
  • Garden and turf watering
  • Irrigation
  • Stock water

Brands Available:

Submersible Pumps 

  • These come in a range of diameters ranging from 3” to 12” (75mm to 300mm) depending on the bore size and application. 
  • A wide range of slow rates are available (15 L/min up to 3600 L/min) and ability to lift water from considerable depths. 
  • Grundfos SQ3 Also available as a variable speed unit to maintain a constant water pressure. 

Grundfos SQ 3" submersible pumps

The SQ is a compact, 3" multistage centrifugal pump that can be installed in a borehole no larger than the pump itself. With their built-in electronics, SQ pumps are very easy to install and operate. They guarantee a reliable water supply at all times.

Deep Well Jet Pumps 

  • Surface mounted Pumps that are robust and ideal to suck water from depths down to 25m. Their operation is relatively simple and lend themselves to DIY installation, plugging into a standard powerpoint.

Onga OJ700 – Farm Pump

The Farmmaster OJ series are the flagship of the Onga range, offering performance, efficiency and reliability in a solid cast iron casing. These pumps have evolved with the needs of Australian farmers and landowners since Onga’s beginnings in 1967. They have benefited from over 35 years of outstanding pump engineering.

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Solar Pumps


  • Livestock watering
  • Irrigation Systems
  • Tank filling
  • Rural water supply for homesteads
  • Fountains

Why a Franklin Electric SubDrive SolarPak

  • Combat rising electricity / fuel prices
  • Operate in conjunction with water storage solutions to ensure sufficient supply in times of hot weather and peak demand
  • High flow system for fast tank fill and significant water output
  • Can be installed where no electricity available
  • Soft start feature prevents water hammer and increases system life
  • Eliminate windmill maintenance costs
  • Environmentally friendly

Why Bordertown Pumps & Refrigeration?

  • Quality product from a local, trustworthy service supplier
  • Highly competitive pricing
  • Technicians available for after sales service, as required
  • 125V DC and higher require certified electrician for installation

How much water will my livestock need?

 per headper 50per 100per 200
Cattle  30-55 L/day 2.75m3
 5.5m3 11m3
Sheep 5-10 L/day0.5m3 1m3 2m3
Dairy Cattle 70 L/day3.5m37m314m3
Pigs 10 L/day0.5m3 1m3 2m3

What size system will I need?

Based on the average number of daylight hours and ground water depth for Bordertown, South Australia the following guide can be used to determine which SolarPak solution will be suit your needs:

Average m3 daily water production over a year Optimum SolarPak Solution
1025 SDSP – 0.55Kw with 4 x 200w panels
1525 SDSP – 0.55Kw with 6 x 200w panels
2045 SDSP – 0.55Kw with 7 x 200w panels
15 (with 80m head)45 SDSP – 0.55Kw with 16 x 200w panels

Bordertown Pumps & Refrigeration can supply the frame at an additional cost, or you can fabricate your own, which ever option best suits your needs and budget.

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Pool Pumps

The unique environment of a swimming pool required specific pumps for this purpose. Pumps are available for above ground or in ground pools in a variety of styles and options. Some pool pumps offer energy savings and reduced operating noise.
Solar heating pumps, for the circulating of water through the solar collectors are also available. A range of cartridge, sand filters and water chlorinators are available to compliment the pump range.

Brands Available:

Onga PPP550 – Swimming Pool Pump

The Onga Pantera pool pumps have been specifically designed to incorporate features that will provide reliable and efficient pump operation.

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Engine Driven Pumps - Davey Pumps, Pumpmaster Pumps

Engine driven pumps are ideal for the transfer of water when power is not available. The motor is directly coupled to the pump end making the units compact and relatively light.

Engine drive pumps come in a variety of motor and pump sizes and can provide flows up to hundreds of litres per minute.

Engine Driven pumps are most commonly used as fire fighting units however can also be used for transferring water and with the correct system, transferring liquid fertiliser.

Brands Available:

Davey Engine Driven Firefighter - Petrol

Protect what matters most with Davey petrol driven single and twin stage pumps for firefighting and for places where power may not be easily available.

Poly Transfer Pump

If you are looking for an engine drive pump to transfer liquids not normally pumped by traditional metal pumps, look no further.
Prime Power has a 2” Poly Transfer Pump that has a flow of over 500lpm and a max head of 32m. Viton seals, stainless bolts all with a 5.5HP Honda are standard with this unit.
The pump is supplied with an intergrated handle for easy lifting, with pump internals that handle various liquids for around the farm.
Sea water and saline ground water are also able to be successfully moved.

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Sump Pumps

Sump pumps provide a low maintenance means of pumping water out of sumps, ponds and tanks. They can be fitted with a float switch for automatic operation or as a manual unit.

Sump pumps are available in a wide variety of capacity and motor sizes for a wide range of applications. Pumps can be of a standard type for relatively clean water, Vortex models for larger soft solids or cutter and grinder pumps for more fibrous solids.

Some of the applications include grey water, pool and tank draining, cellar sumps and general dewatering.

Brand available:

General Purpose Vortex Sump Pumps

Able to pump clean or grey water of neutral pH containing up to 20% soft solids or 1% fine solids. Some wear should be expected when pumping hard solids in suspension.

Unilift KP

Unilift KP pumps are submersible drainage pumps suitable for both temporary and permanent free-standing installation. They can be used for pumping drain water or grey wastewater. They are also suitable for installation in collecting tanks.

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12 Volt Pumps

Being powered by 12v DC these pumps are used in the automotive sector. Pumps are available with built in pressure switches for automatic operation or as a simple on/off arrangement.
Coming in different build specifications, they are suitable for potable (drinking) water, general water and chemicals.
Some of the applications include small spray units, caravan and campervans.

Flojet Triplex Model 03521-500A Pressure Pump 12v DC (Santoprene/Viton) 13.6 L/Min Max

The triplex diaphragm series features models that deliver 3.5 gpm (13.6 lpm) flow and up to 60 psi (4.2 Bar) of pressure. Pumps are self-priming and can safely run dry if necessary. Soft noise absorbing mounts reduce annoying background noise while running. Utilizes 1/2" (13mm) snap-in port fittings and the built-in pulsation eliminator reduces frequent pressure surges. Suitable for use with many chemicals and agricultural sprays as the diaphragms are Santoprene and the check valves are Viton.

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Transfer Pumps

Transfer pumps are a simple way of shifting water from one point to another. They are supplied as a pump with no automatic controls.

Available in a variety of sizes for a wide range of applications. Flow rates from around 50L/min up to whatever is required, depending on water supply and power available.

Overhead tank filling, transferring of water, spray cart filling and general wash down duties are just some of the applications these pumps are suited to.

Brands Available:

Onga Hi-Flo Transfer Pump

The 400 series of Onga Hi-flo pumps provide water flows up to 270 litres a minute or maximum pressure up to 26 metres.

Davey Transfer Pump

Ideal for pumping clean, nonvolatile liquids without fibres or solids in such applications as: Irrigation, Aquaculture, Water transfer, Washing systems and Hydroponics.



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