Water Your Garden? How To Choose The Water Pump Best Suited To Your Needs?

Summer is coming, so a lot of sun and little rain. For you, it is often the most beautiful time of the year, but your garden thinks otherwise. This is the time when lawns and garden plants need a lot of water, and with a watering can we cannot keep up. Choosing a sprinkler is quick, but where to take water?


For that, you need a water pump. The type of water pump, flow rate and pressure depend on your specific situation. What are the points to pay attention to? You will read it in this article.


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 What type of pump is suitable for your situation?

For watering your garden, you have the choice between four types of pumps, namely a surface pump, a booster pump, a submersible pump or a motor pump. It is not the choice that is missing, so you should be able to find the pump that fits your situation.


To choose the correct pump, simply answer the following questions: Question 1: Is there electricity on site?

Most often there is a power source on site, but it also happens that this is not the case (for example, in a meadow). In this case, there is only the solution of the gasoline pump.


Question # 2: How deep is the water you will use?

A self-priming water pump, such as the surface pump and the booster pump, is placed out of the water, not into the water. The suction depth max. of these pumps is 9 m. The water is between 0 and 9 meters deep? In this case, we recommend without hesitation a surface pump or a booster pump.


If the water is more than 9 m deep, only the submerged pump is suitable. The submerged pump is placed in the water and allows pushing the water up to several tens of meters.


Question # 3: What will you connect to the pump?

In other words, what is the number of sprinklers that will need to be powered by the pump? This determines the flow and pressure that the pump must be able to supply. For each pump, we indicate the number of sprinklers max., Based on a sprinkler with average flow rate / service pressure (800 l / h at 2 bars per sprinkler) and a suction depth of 0-1 meters.


So beware: The higher the suction depth, the lower the pump’s performance (pressure and flow).


Question 4: Where does the water come from?

When you arrive at your pump, the water you are going to take up must be free of solid particles. Solid particles such as sand, gravel, etc. may damage your pump and must not enter the pump at any cost. Solid particles are almost always there, but you can hold them with a filter.


Below, you will find in which situations the use of a filter is indicated:


Highly indicated:


  • Pit
  • Channel
  • Lake



  • Well
  • Basin

Not necessary / optional:


  • Water reservoir
  • Running water
  • It is very important to properly maintain and clean the filter. A clogged filter can also cause damage to the pump, so check it regularly.

The following criteria are important in choosing the pump


How long will the pump have to run continuously?

Not all pumps are suitable for continuous operation. It is called “continuous use” during uninterrupted operation of more than 3 hours. Some of our pumps are designed for continuous operation.

We hope that these few explanations and tips will help you make the right choice. If you have any other questions, or if you want personalized advice, do not hesitate to contact us. It would be our pleasure to help you.

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