Using Solar Water Pumps for Your Farm

Running a farm means that you must feed and care for not only your family, but animals and crops. Water needs for such an enterprise can be considerable, and if there's only one well on the property, it can be overwhelming. Solar water pumps enable you to be free of wells and instead use almost any water source. By putting them in ponds, streams, and water tanks, your water supply can be more adequate. Utilize these solar pump pointers.

Choose the Location

You will need water throughout the farm at different locations. The ponds, streams, and lakes on your property are often perfect. However, to harness and use sun power at maximum levels, you may need to sit the pumps properly. While you may not be able to move streams or ponds, look for the sunniest areas. You may want to study the water sources for a while before placing the pumps to ensure you're selecting the best spot. 

Choose a Type

Submersible pumps are most common for solar pumps, as they'll be put into water sources directly. However, if you're attempting to feed water into a tank that will be pumped out to other places, a surface pump is preferred. Some companies, like Coast Water Well Service Inc, know that this pump won't sit in water, instead it will get its water from an intake hose that's submerged instead.

Use a Linear Current Booster

Linear current boosters are small parts that should be attached to pumps if you'll need water for animals in the morning.  Solar power is weakest then, but the the booster will change pump voltage so that water service is still possible.

Try Booster Pumps

If you're wanting to pump water into your main home or other structures, pressure is vital. A personal water tank that remains elevated can accomplish this with gravity. However, while possible, it can require much more work, cost, and effort than you'd like. A simpler solution is to have an additional pump--a "booster" pump--to force water into the house lines. 

Get Sensors

To avoid trouble, you'll need to ensure that all pumps aren't running dry, which can destroy the motor and therefore, the entire pump. You might not be looking at pumps everywhere at every moment, so invest in sensors that will indicate when water isn't reaching the pump. Then, ensure you or your workers check each day.

Solar pumps allow you to better use land and adequately supply all parts of your farm with water. Plumbers, well professionals, and other contractors who specialize in water pump systems can help further.