An irrigation pump is essential if you need to move water from a lake or pond to your fields. However, occasionally, you need to invest in a new pump. Wondering if you should start shopping for a replacement pump? Here are a few signs the time is right.
1. Your Pump Is Not Repairable
If your irrigation pump stops working, you don't necessarily need to replace it. There are all kinds of repairs you can do on your own or with the help of a professional. In particular, if your pump is working at low pressure, you can remove debris. In particular, debris tends to build up in the suction side of most pumps. Similarly, if your pump has a leak, you may need to replace the rubber O-rings.
Ideally, you should also work through basic troubleshooting tips first, but in some cases, your pump may not be repairable. In those situations, you should start looking for a new pump.
2. You're Spending Too Much Money on Repairs
Sometimes, a pump repair can save you money by elongating the lifespan of your pump, but in other cases, you may end up spending too much money on repairs. If you feel like you are constantly repairing your pump, you may want to consider investing in a new one. Look closely at the warranty to make sure mechanical failures are covered for a while so you can avoid unnecessary repair costs.
3. You Want to Pump a Larger Volume of Water
Have you bought more land for your farm? Are you expanding your growing area? Are you switching to plants that need more water? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you need a pump that can handle a larger volume of water. Depending on your set-up, you may want to add an additional pump and have two working for you, or you may just want to replace your existing pump with one that has a larger capacity.
4. You Want New Features for Your Pump
If you have an older pump, you may want to upgrade to a pump that has more modern features. Or you may want to switch to a different style of pump for other reasons. For instance, you may want to switch to a submersible pump from a surface pump, or you may want to switch to a solar-powered pump.
5. You Want a More Efficient Pump
Generally, new generations of technology tend to use less power than their older counterparts. If you want to reduce the amount of power you need to run your pump, you may want to look into upgrading to a more efficient pump.Share
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