When the first rays of sunshine flash through the gray cloud cover and nature gradually comes to life, spring is within reach. Birds chirping and the first blossoms lure us outside again and are a real treat for eyes and ears after the long winter months. If you have your own garden, you should already be thinking about sufficient watering, because only then can nature unfold in its full glory.
Self-priming pumps for cisterns, rain barrels and wells
With rainwater you can water your plants, green areas and flowerbeds in a particularly resource-saving way and save money at the same time. All you need is a rainwater storage tank, e.g. a cistern, rain barrel or well, and a garden pump to transport the water to the desired location. In the home garden it is common to use self-priming pumps, such as the GP 1005C and GP 1106P garden pumps from CLEANCRAFT. Unlike the submersible pump, these are placed outside the water and generate a flow by means of the over-vacuum principle. The advantage of such garden pumps is that they are not very susceptible to wear due to the low mechanical friction and are therefore very durable.
Suction height, delivery height and flow rate to be considered
When choosing the right garden pump you should take a closer look at three aspects: the suction height, delivery height and flow rate. The suction height indicates the maximum height difference between the pump and the water source. Most garden pumps have a suction height of 8 meters, which usually allows you to pump water from cisterns without any problems. For deep wells, on the other hand, a larger suction capacity should be selected. Another important parameter is the delivery head, which indicates the pressure at which the pump operates. The difference in height between the water intake and the hose nozzle is a decisive factor here. Accordingly, in a garden with a steep slope, a greater delivery head should be selected than in a relatively flat garden area. Finally, the flow rate is also a factor that should not be neglected, because it indicates how much water can be pumped in what time. If you only want to use the garden pump for garden sprinkling, a delivery rate of 1,000 to 2,000 l per hour is usually sufficient. On the other hand, if you want to fill a swimming pool quickly, the pump should deliver at least 10,000 liters per hour.
Garden pumps GP 1005C and 1106P suitable for larger garden areas
With a suction height of 8 meters and a flow rate of 4,500 liters per hour, the two garden pumps from CLEANCRAFT are ideally suited for watering even larger garden areas. A motor protection switch in both pumps ensures that the devices do not take damage due to a too high operating temperature. The GP 1106P model also has a pre-filter that prevents damage to the delivery unit from coarse dirt particles.
Longer dry spells and less rain in the summer months have increasingly required artificial irrigation of plants, green spaces and beds in recent years. With rainwater storage tanks, we have the opportunity to use natural resources and save not only money, but also the environment. Garden pumps deliver the stored water quickly and conveniently to the area to be watered, so ideally the garden faucet rarely needs to be tapped. Thus, the rainwater reaches exactly where it is needed, and you can look forward to a colorful bloom and crisp fresh vegetables in your home garden.