Submersible pump practical for large yards with Rotors

Discussion in 'Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum' started by TeeTime, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. TeeTime

    TeeTime New Member

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    Hi,

    I have about an acre of grass that I'll be watering with around 4 to 6 rotors per zone. Probably around 4gpm per head. I had someone tell me that the only way to go with wells is a submersible pump. You dont' have to worry about covering them, winterizing them, and less maintanance with them overall.
    After spending some time researching submersible, its seems that most of these are around 10gpm to 14. I cannot find anything as high as some of the external lawn sprinkler pumps.

    So the question is, can a submersible run a sprinkler system in large yards with the requirements that I'm needing?

    Thanks for any feedback...
  2. WellWaterProducts

    WellWaterProducts In the trades

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    Absolutely, we have a client watering sports fields this way.
  3. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

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    You can get as large a submersible as you need. Are you pumping from a well or a pond?
  4. TeeTime

    TeeTime New Member

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    I'm pumping from a Well. Every year at the first of May they release the water for irrigation. My well only needs to be about 10 feet deep. All my neighbors have external pumps for their yards and work fine, however, someone mentioned the submersible pump. Maybe I'm not looking right, but can someone lead me to a submersiable that could do around 20gpm or 1200gph. I can't seem to find a submersible for these requirements. I really want to make sure that the pump is enough for my needs, however, if the costs is huge with getting to these requirements, I might have to go back to the external pumps.


    I guess a follow up question, using submersible pump is the way to go as far as what I was told above about being less hassle and easier to maintain? Because if their not as easy, then I will just go with the external jet/high pressure pump.
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2011
  5. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

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    Just Google "20 gpm submersible well pumps". It gives lots of links to go to. You will need a 18, 20, or 25 gpm pump. A 3/4 HP will give you about 40 PSI, a 1 HP will give you 50 to 60 PSI.
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