This page is part of the Pump Tutorial Series. The 1st page is at Pumps: Selecting-a pump step-by-step.
If you have an existing pump and want to design an irrigation system that uses it as the water source, the Irrigation Design Tutorial will take you through the process. Rather than rewrite the entire tutorial on how to design and irrigation system we’ll just send you over to the one that is already written! It will show you exactly how to test your existing pump to determine the flow and pressure output. Then it will take you through the process of designing an irrigation system to use your existing pump, including some tips and tricks that are just for use in designing irrigation systems that use pumps!
Tip: It’s a good idea to learn a bit more about pumps before you go to the irrigation design tutorial. So before you go on to the irrigation design tutorial we suggest you look at the article on Types of Water Pumps. It will help you become a little more familiar with your existing pump. Then move on to the Irrigation Design Tutorial and design your irrigation system. The Irrigation Design Tutorial will guide you through the process of figuring out what flow (GPM) and pressure (PSI) your pump will need to produce. Finally, using that flow and pressure requirement, you can select your pump. In other words, selecting the actual pump model and size is the last step in the process.
Go to the next page –> Types of Water Pumps
Related how-to pump articles:
- I Need a New Pump for a New Irrigation System.
- I Need a New Pump for an Existing Irrigation System.
- I Need a New Irrigation System that Uses My Existing Pump.
- I have an existing piped water source like city water, or an existing well with a pump. However it does not have enough water pressure. (I need a Booster Pump.)
- I Need a pump for a Rain Barrel Irrigation System.