Irrigation pumps are used for delivering water to targeted areas in farmland.
In some cases, the pumps are used to help increase the amount of water delivered to a specific section of land to
help keep the grass and vegetation healthy. In other cases, irrigation pumps are used on farms to help deliver
water from one area of the farm to other areas where it is needed to water crops.
How Are Irrigation Pumps Powered?
Since irrigation pumps are used to deliver water from one source to another place, how
the pumps are being powered is going to make a big difference in the type of pump that you purchase. Majority of
irrigation pumps are powered by electricity and these are great as long as you have electricity available to power
the pumps. People who are out in the remote areas of the country where electricity might not be available will need
to rely on other sources of power, such as diesel, gasoline, or propane. If you are using an alternate source of
power, pay closer attention to the pump to ensure there is enough fuel in the pump for it to continue working.
Types Of Irrigation Pumps
There are several different types of irrigation pumps available to choose from and all of them
are designed to move water from one location to the next. Since they all have the same purpose, what you will need
to do when choosing the pump is to select one based on your preference of the type of pump and also your budget.
The most common type of irrigation pump is a centrifugal pump. The centrifugal pump spins impellers inside the pump
to create the force necessary to push the water through your irrigation system at a high PSI. Whether you choose an
aboveground or submersible pump will depend on the water source that you are using for your irrigation water. Other
pumps that you can use include displacement and turbine pumps.
The Size Of Irrigation Pump You Need
Perhaps the most important thing to consider when selecting irrigation pumps is what size pump you will need. To ensure that you select the right size you will
need to figure out the required water flow that you need, along with the amount of pressure that you need. When
choosing the pump these two factors must be considered independently of each other in order to ensure you get
the right size. You also want to consider the type of terrain that you have because hilly terrains require a
stronger pump than flat terrains.
Other Features To Look For In Irrigation Pumps
When choosing irrigation pumps you will also want to look at the features that it offers. You
want to choose an irrigation pump that is easy to use and can last for a long time. Self-priming values are
important to have because it means you won’t have to re-prime the pump every time it turns on. You also want to
look for safety shut off values just in case the pump does lose its prime while in operation. Automatic timers
and enclosed electrical systems are also great features to look for when choosing the best pump for your