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Different Kinds of Pumps for Irrigation Systems

Irrigation systems play an important role in drought resistance and resource management—issues that are becoming increasingly important. They’re equally critical for the agriculture industry and in fire prevention, allowing municipalities and businesses to boost local water resources. They make it possible for farmers to grow crops in regions that were previously impossible to cultivate. The irrigation pump you choose will affect your efficiency, based on the flow rate and pressure you need.

The Centrifugal Irrigation Pump

This kind of pump is popular among domestic users who wish to get off the grid. We can access a wide range of water sources without losing the consistency of flow rates with this kind of pump. Suction force is generated by an impeller. They can be used in reverse osmosis systems or pressure boosting units. We install several different kinds of centrifugal pumps every year, including horizontal multistage and hydro pneumatic pressure boosting systems. We find them to be highly efficient, balanced, and sturdy. They also operate almost silently.

Submersible Pumps

If you need your irrigation pump to run underwater, a submersible option uses a hermetically sealed impeller pump, which can be oil or air fueled. A float switch can be used to detect rising water levels and eject foreign bodies. We recommend submersible pumps for garden irritation, well points, and boreholes. They come in two broad categories: drainage and wastewater pumps. The former can clear water from flood-prone cellars.

Jet Pumps

This irrigation pump has submersible components and can operate on land. For this reason, we prefer it for areas with changing water levels. Water is directed through an intake without requiring priming. Jet pumps offer superior suction capacity, which is unaffected by air bubbles. We’ve installed them for domestic usage, small-scale agriculture, and any other applications that need a self-priming irrigation pump.

Propeller Pumps

As their name suggests, these pumps use a propeller to move a large volume of water over land or beneath the water level. A smaller pump can do the job of bigger alternatives, which is one of many reasons I believe they’re the best option for pumping a large volume of water. They can manage up to 5, 000 litres a second and are thus popular for aquaculture, land drainage, and in sewage treatment plants.

Choosing Your Parts

The parts of your pump have an important effect on efficiency.

  • Self-priming pumps require no manual priming, which is messy and time consuming.
  • Flow switches can automatically activate your pump and raise pressure when water flow decreases.
  • Timers let you automate watering and can operate without your supervision.
  • Pressure switches sustain efficiency by turning the pump on when pipe pressure is fatally low or high.
  • Rust resistant pumps have longer lives and are particularly important when your pump is fully or partially submersible.

Understanding Pressure and Flow

An irrigation pump is only as efficient as the pressure it creates and the flow it sustains. We always determine the right ratio of flow and pressure before we recommend an irrigation pump. They’re as important as horsepower is to your choice of car. Water pressure is measured in the pounds of pressure a pump’s water would exert on a square inch. Flow is measured in gallons per minute. We will come to your property to determine the precise measurements for your needs.

We often must visit landowners who have spent an enormous amount of money on the wrong pump. For that reason, We’re not fond of a DIY approach. It’s better to use us to guide your choices.