How to Choose the Right Irrigation System

Irrigation System

Having a good irrigation pump system allows your crops to continue being healthy especially where rainfalls are not frequent or regular enough. 

Water pump requirements for irrigation are impacted by the kind and extent of the system to be implemented. There are plenty of high pressure irrigation pumps available on the market, but it is essential to purchase one that is right for your needs. 

Here are some tips on how to choose the right irrigation system:


The first stage in selecting the right pump is determining the size. Flow rate and head are two fundamental aspects you need to consider. The former refers to the volume of water the pump can move in a given length of time, while the latter refers to the level difference that the water can overcome due to the pump’s work.

Type of crops 

Sprinkler and drip irrigation systems can be costly to install. As a result, it’s preferable to employ them on high-value crops such as vegetables, small fruits, and orchard crops rather than commodity crops like wheat and soybeans.

Weather trends in your area

What are the weather patterns in your area? If your location is susceptible to strong winds and low humidity, sprinklers may not be an ideal option, as water losses due to evaporation can be highly significant. Drip irrigation works nicely in each of these cases. 

Type of soil

Different quantities of irrigation will be necessary depending on the type of soil your landscaping is grown in.

Know your available amount of power 

The available power source is critical to determine and is a crucial stage in pump selection. You will need a pump that can function efficiently on the electricity available at the application site without causing harm.Irrigation System

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Foster’s Pump Inc. is a local pump installation firm based in California which provides domestic well pumps, agricultural turbine pumps, and submersibles services. 

Contact them at (209) 667-5454 or visit their website for more information and inquiries.