Irrigation system well pump design

Irrigation system well pump design

The first step in designing your irrigation system is to gather your information. Mistakes in this initial step will affect your entire design. Your first action will be to measure and draw your yard using the following steps:

Irrigation system well pump design

Irrigation Tutorials

NOTE: There is no “easy way” to select a pump.   There are two things you must absolutely know in order to select the right pump: the irrigation system operating pressure and the system flow rate.   If anyone tries to tell you what pump you need without establishing what your needed flow (GPM or l-m) and pressure (PSI or bars) are they are just guessing.  That’s like determining how many marbles it takes to fill a jar.  Without knowing how big the jar is, and how big the marbles are, all you can do is take a wild guess!

Irrigation system well pump design

Irrigation Tutorials

Whether you’re a professional landscaper or want to irrigate your own yard, this free Landscape Sprinkler System Design Tutorial is designed to take you step-by-step through the process of creating a professional-quality sprinkler irrigation plan, layout, or drawing.

Irrigation system well pump design

What Do You Need Help With?

Grundfos supplies pumping solutions for groundwater, irrigation, agriculture and livestock applications. Grundfos offers the industry’s broadest line of pumping systems to meet requirements for reducing energy costs, safeguarding water resources and keeping productivity at its best. Our pumping systems are efficient, tested for reliability and designed to work seamlessly with modern irrigation systems as well as agricultural and non-agricultural applications.

Irrigation system well pump design

Groundwater & Irrigation

Grundfos supplies pumping solutions for groundwater, irrigation, agriculture and livestock applications. Grundfos offers the industry’s broadest line of pumping systems to meet requirements for reducing energy costs, safeguarding water resources and keeping productivity at its best. Our pumping systems are efficient, tested for reliability and designed to work seamlessly with modern irrigation systems as well as agricultural and non-agricultural applications. 

Irrigation system well pump design

Anyone do a DIY sprinkler system from well water

Calculating the flow rate provided by a well is tricky since most wells feature a tank from which your home draws its water. The flow rate provided by the tank often differs from that of the well itself, causing the rate of flow to drop if the tank becomes empty. As sprinkler systems use a lot of water, your sprinklers can use all of the water in your well tank if they pull more water than your primary well pump provides. If your system attempts to draw more water once the tank is empty, air is drawn into the pump which can result in overheating and eventual breakdown.

Irrigation systems can prevent overwatering which can leach nutrients from your soil. Over watering the soil can compact it, which can promote root diseases and cause distress to your plants. A drip system can prevent all these issues, and because it is fed by a dedicated irrigation well, your only cost is the initial installation. No more outrageous municipal water bills!

Irrigation system well pump design

Irrigation 101

Getting water to your crops when they need it is both an art and a science, and doing it responsibly—without wasting it or washing away valuable topsoil—is part of the ethics of growing food. When designing an irrigation system, consider climate, soil type, the scale of your operation and the type of crops you’re growing.