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    • Pump Control Systems May 15, 2018
      This part of the Pump Tutorial Series.  The 1st page is at  Pumps: Selecting-a pump step-by-step. The most basic type of pump control system is a simple plug and outlet.   To turn the pump on you simply plug it int the outlet, to turn the water off simply unplug it. This is an example […]
    • Selecting A Pump Using Pump Curves May 15, 2018
      This part of the Pump Tutorial Series.  The 1st page is at  Pumps: Selecting-a pump step-by-step. Selecting a Pump Model, Horsepower, & Impeller Size The best and easiest way:  contact a pump dealer and give him/her the pressure you need (feet head or  PSI), and the volume (GPM) you want to pump, they can figure […]
    • Designing a Irrigation System to Use a Existing Pump May 3, 2018
      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 […]
    • Booster Pump Selection May 3, 2018
      This page is part of the Pump Tutorial Series.  The 1st page is at  Pumps: Selecting-a pump step-by-step. Booster pumps are used to increase the water pressure.  Increasing the water pressure may increase the flow as well, more pressure makes the water move faster through a pipe, so more flow usually results as well.  If […]
    • Sprinkler System Installation Tutorial April 27, 2018
      This landscape sprinkler and drip/trickle installation tutorial will take you step-by-step through the process of constructing (or assembling) your new sprinkler irrigation system.  During the process you will learn a lot of tricks as well as how to “speak irrigation talk” which can be helpful when you are working with others in the industry.  Why speak the lingo?  […]
    • Designing A New Irrigation System to Use an Existing Pump August 26, 2017
      If you already have a existing pump installed you should design your irrigation system to work with the existing pump, if possible.   The Irrigation Design Tutorial will take you through the process of determining how much flow and pressure your existing pump can produce (the pump capacity), then you can design the irrigation system to […]
    • How to Reverse Engineer a Sprinkler System August 25, 2017
      Sprinkler systems need flow and pressure to operate.  Sometimes you might need to know the flow and pressure requirements of an existing sprinkler system.   For example the flow and pressure are needed if adding on to the existing irrigation system or adding or replacing a pump.  This article contains instructions on how to determine […]
    • glossary August 18, 2017
      A list of definitions of irrigation related terms, with some bad humor tossed in to make it a bit less boring. Jump to letter: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z -A- 100% Coverage   Means all […]
    • Basic Pump System Hydraulics August 2, 2017
      This page is part of the Pump Tutorial Series.  The 1st page is at  Pumps: Selecting-a pump step-by-step.  This page is also referenced in several other tutorials on this website. This page is going to teach you the basics needed to understand water pressure and flow.  The second part of the page is an introduction […]
    • How to Design A Landscape Sprinkler Irrigation System like a Pro! May 1, 2017
      Whether you’re a professional landscaper or want to irrigate your own yard, this free Landscape Sprinkler System Design Tutorial is designed to take you step-by-step through the process of creating a professional-quality sprinkler irrigation plan, layout, or drawing. There are lots of Sprinkler Design Guides, Why This one? This tutorial works with ALL sprinkler products and does not […]

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