Farm Service Pump Placement Strategy

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Getting the most out of your pump depends on more than just the power. You could be wasting a lot of daylight by pumping out great amounts of water, but still having to carry it across distant lengths or wasting the water at the end of the hose. To conserve ground water and muscle power, take a look at a few ways to maintain farm service pumps and to make them work for you a bit better.

Pump Placement And Distribution Is A Must

The first pump is the most important, as it determines how much water you'll get out of the system. You don't want a high-capacity, full throttle gas pump at a water well source unless you're trying to fill massive reservoirs near the pump or across a long distance through a large pipe.

It's best to work with a pump that is adjustable at the source for getting just the right amount of flow. It'll be easier to stop the flow of water without wasting large deliveries that come rushing through when you want to turn the system off. Instead of relying on sheer force, every major field should have an in-line pump that can suck the remaining water from the hose and distribute the water as needed.

If you're irrigating fields with punctured hoses, having a low power source pump setting and a second, powered pump to deliver the right force of water can do wonders. You may also want to use a closed circuit hose, such as a hose that attaches to itself after running the length of the field. Instead of dumping water at the end of the hose, water will circulate through to hose system until the punctured hole areas leak everything out. You'll certainly want a low power pump here to avoid swelling and bursting the hose.

Returning Water To Good Use

A closed circuit hose is no small task to make, so you may want to use one large return water hose for the entire field. The end of every water supply hose should connect to this hose, which has a pump that points back towards your well.

The idea is to send any water that is pumped, but not properly utilized back to the well area. Dig a smaller well hole near your well, or simply allow the hose to dump water on the ground near your well. If you'd like to maintain safety and avoid a muddy mess near the pump, a hole or at least a shallow trench/drain should be dug to keep water in a specific area near the pump.

Water will soak into the ground and eventually return to ground water sources. Although you can simply put the excess water pipe into the same hole as the well, you should only do this for watering vegetation. Water used for drinking (whether by human or livestock) can get a bad taste from the hose material, and may pick up a few undesirable pieces of extra sediment as it cycles through the system.

Contact a pump service professional from a company like Stettler Supply Co to get pumps with the proper settings and to discuss placement options unique to your farm.


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