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Uncategorized / Feb 5th, 2022

How-To: Tips for Selecting a Pump for Irrigation

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Are you confused about irrigation? You are not alone. There are many different irrigation system components on the market, and they all have their benefits and drawbacks. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most popular irrigation system variations for your yard or garden to help you make a more informed decision when it comes time to talk to Innovative Irrigation about your needs!

Understanding Types of Irrigation 

Irrigation uses a network of pipes that distribute water throughout your yard or garden. When the timer goes off, the sprinklers will turn on and spread water evenly across the area you’ve designated.

Drip Irrigation

The first irrigation type is called drip irrigation. This irrigation method involves using plastic tubing that runs to each plant in your garden so water can be delivered directly to the root where it’s needed. Drip systems are perfect for commercial or residential irrigation because they efficiently keep plants well-watered without wasting any extra resources.

One drawback to this irrigation system is that it erodes your mulch quicker and it may need to be replaced more often. Another downside of drip irrigation is that the tubing gets blocked with dirt, which will cause it not to function properly. However, a drip irrigation system can be a great way to water your plants when used correctly!

Spray Head Sprinkler 

The second most popular irrigation watering component is the spray sprinkler head. This type of head is for watering smaller turf areas or landscape beds. It has multiple nozzle choices for controlling spray direction.

One benefit of the spray head is that it allows more control of the spray pattern in smaller areas and cuts down on water waste. Additionally, they are easy to use and can cover a large area quickly. 

Rotor Head Sprinkler

The third irrigation component is called a rotor head. One benefit of rotor heads is that they are great for quickly providing large amounts of water to plants or grass. However, one downside of this irrigation head is that it

Other Irrigation Systems

There are many other irrigation system components and options out there, so if you find that one of these irrigation types doesn’t work for the type of plants or grass you want to water, be sure to do some research! Innovative Irrigation can help get irrigation systems set up, repaired, or maintained. For more irrigation information and tips for selecting a pump to use with irrigation equipment, please give us a call.

How to Select A Pump For Your Irrigation System

Now that you understand the types of irrigation systems that are available to you, it’s important to select the correct pump. Not all irrigation systems need a pump. If you are using harvested rainwater, getting water from a pond or lake, or having water pressure issues you may need a pump. 

Typically, irrigation pumps are powered by electricity. However, some irrigation systems use DC solar or hydraulic power to move water through the irrigation system!

Irrigation pumps come in different shapes and sizes for different types of irrigation systems. 

When selecting a pump for irrigation, there are a few things you need to take into account:

  • The amount of water the pump needs to move
  • How much pressure the pump needs to produce
  • What type of irrigation system you have 

Once you know what type of irrigation system and size your garden is, it will be much easier to find the right irrigation pump for you!

Innovative Irrigation can help with all of your irrigation needs, so don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions. We would be happy to help you get set up with the perfect irrigation system for your yard or garden!

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