Well pump cycling with sprinklers

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Whenever I run my sprinkler system, my well pump will cycle on for about 1:40 and then off for :40. The output of the sprinkler system is obviously not matching the output of the pump. I am afraid the pump with cycle itself to death. I’m wondering if adjusting some of the sprinkler nozzles (Hunter PGP) to a higher output nozzle will help solve this problem? Or is there a better solution? Pump is set to 40/60.
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I’m wondering if adjusting some of the sprinkler nozzles (Hunter PGP) to a higher output nozzle will help solve this problem?
I suspect replacing nozzles to higher gpm could cause the pressure to settle in the 50 psi, give or take, level.
 

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Whenever I run my sprinkler system, my well pump will cycle on for about 1:40 and then off for :40. The output of the sprinkler system is obviously not matching the output of the pump. I am afraid the pump with cycle itself to death. I’m wondering if adjusting some of the sprinkler nozzles (Hunter PGP) to a higher output nozzle will help solve this problem? Or is there a better solution? Pump is set to 40/60.
Thanks for the help!

Like has been said, either put on enough sprinklers to keep the pump from cycling itself to death or use a Cycle Stop Valve so you can water anyway you want without hurting the pump.

 

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Whenever I run my sprinkler system, my well pump will cycle on for about 1:40 and then off for :40. The output of the sprinkler system is obviously not matching the output of the pump. I am afraid the pump with cycle itself to death. I’m wondering if adjusting some of the sprinkler nozzles (Hunter PGP) to a higher output nozzle will help solve this problem? Or is there a better solution? Pump is set to 40/60.
Thanks for the help!

What did you end up doing?
 
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