Sprinkler pump

Discussion in 'Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum' started by dougle, May 4, 2008.

  1. dougle

    dougle New Member

    Sep 9, 2006
    I have a shallow well for irrigation (water at 18.5'). Would a 1 hp wayne Sprinkler pump work for me or am i better off with a shallow well jet pump. I've read about issues with the sprinkler pump not being able to draw enough. thanks
  2. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

    Sep 1, 2004
    Yakima WA
    I'm not a pump expert by any means, but I believe you must determine how many gpm of water you need to operate the sprinklers then get a pump that will supply that much, probably with a little extra just to be sure. Sprinkler head wear and get a larger diameter thereby putting out more gpm than originally rated, you may add to the zones, and it's nice to have a reserve so you're not always maxed out. Something like have a little more HP in you car than you really need. Some of the pump experts might have some additional thoughts.
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  4. dougle

    dougle New Member

    Sep 9, 2006
    Thanks Gary, my needs are max 7 GPM. most zones are 5-6 GPM. I'm more concerned about the "sprinkler" pump vs a shallow well jet pump. Ideally i need a 3/4hp pump but 1hp would do and i have access to one for a decent price. If anyone knows of a 3/4hp shallow well jet pump used or whatever for a good price PM me. thanks
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