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Factors To Consider For Irrigation Pumps

The type and extent of the irrigation system will influence the requirements for irrigation pumps. It is important to gather information from the irrigation plan before selecting the right pump.

Agricultural pumps selection may be affected by specific site requirements. The pumping system should be sized to provide water for the entire site, even if there is a short window during which watering can take place. Undersized pumps will not be able to meet the irrigation needs during the hottest times.

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Some of the factors generally influence the selection of a pump:

Operating pressure required. 

The irrigation system is designed to provide the right amount of water to keep plants vigor. Different types of irrigation equipment can deliver water to different kinds of plants. Every type of equipment has different operating pressures. Take the irrigation plan's operating pressure requirements and calculate the maximum pressure.

System flow. 

It is crucial to fully understand the system's scope. The typical irrigation system is divided into zones. These are basically different sections of plant material that need to be watered at different times. The pump size and type will depend on the flow requirements for different irrigation equipment zones. Find the maximum flow requirement for the largest area in the irrigation plan.


An irrigation system designer may not be familiar with pumps and might specify specific pump styles, such as the location of the pump, pipe size, or watering times. A pump specialist may recommend improvements to improve the efficiency of an irrigation system if budget is a concern.

Irrigation pumps have many benefits:

  • Flexibility
  • Water Conservation