Summer's slowly approaching, with plenty of sunshine and little rain. People love the summer, but our gardens have a very different opinion. During this period, the grass and plants in your garden require a lot of water and a simple watering can is often not enough to keep up. The decision to buy a sprinkler is therefore very simple, but how exactly do you supply this sprinkler with water?
Well, first of all you will need a water pump. However, the type of pump and corresponding capacity and pressure depends on your particular situation.
Are you looking for a pump to spray your garden? We are happy to help you further! Please take a look at the pump configurator on our homepage. After you fill in your wishes and requirements, a suitable pump will be presented to you, allowing you to make the correct purchase.
What type of pump suits your situation?
For spraying your garden, you may opt for four different types of pumps; irrigation, booster, borehole or motor pumps. Plenty of choice, so you should have no problem finding a suitable pump.
The first question is very simple: Is there a source of electricity nearby?
Even though electricity should be easily available most times, this isn't always the case (e.g. when working on meadows). If there is no electricity available, the only suitable pump is the motor pump , which runs on fuel.
The second question: What is the maximum depth of the water you wish to pump?
Self-priming pumps (such as an irrigation or booster pump) are placed in 'dry' locations. In other words, they are never placed in water. These pumps are suitable for sucking water up to depths of 9 metres. Is the water 0 to 9 metres deep? Then we recommend an irrigation or booster pump .
Is the depth of the water greater than 9 metres, then your only option is a borehole pump . Borehole pumps are submersed in water and can suck water up to depths of tens of metres.
The third question: What equipment are you going to attach to the pump?
In other words, how many sprinklers is the pump going to supply? This is important to determine the capacity and pressure of the pump. Fortunately enough, each pump in our range lists how many sprinklers can be connected. This is based on sprinklers with an average working pressure/capacity (800 litres per hour at 2 bar per sprinkler) and a 0 - 1m intake depth.
Therefore, please note: The deeper the intake depth, the greater the pressure/capacity of the pump should be.
The fourth question: What is the source of your water?
The water you are going to pump should always enter your pump without any suspended solids. Suspended solids (such as sand, gravel, etc.) can cause serious damage to your pump and must be kept out at all times. In almost all instances your water will contain suspended solids. However, these solids can be removed using a pre-filter .
Check out the overview below and find out in what situations a pre-filter is recommended:
- Groundwater source
- Water basins
Not required / optional:
- Water reservoir
The maintenance and cleaning of the filter is crucial. A clogged filter can be just as bad for your pump, so always make sure it is clean.
Finally, the following points may also be important in choosing the right pump
How long should the pump continuously operate for?
Not every pump is suitable for long periods of operation. 'Continuous operation' refers to situations in which a pump is required to run for longer than 3 hours. Every DAB pump is suitable for continuous operation.
Do you require varying amounts of water to be pumped at a time?
This is only applicable to irrigation systems with different groups, whereby each group irrigates a separate part of the garden. We strongly recommend you to use a frequency-controlled system for these types of setups. A frequency-controlled system ensures the pump only runs at the speed required to pump a precise amount of water from A to B at the right pressure. This means that the pipes of smaller groups will not start bursting as a result of over-capacity/over-pressure in the pump. We recommend attaching the DAB Active Driver to your pump, or choose a pump with an integrated inverter, such as the DAB Easybox (highly suitable for advanced irrigation systems).
We hope to have provided you with sufficient insight into choosing the right pump for spraying your garden. Should you have any questions, or if you would like personal advice, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to assist you.
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