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Active Member

Posts: 6

Location: USA


Wednesday, September 20th 2006, 10:33am

pump control switch

I installed my system; however, the well pump turns off/on as the pressure drops. Is there a switch that will control the well pump so it will continually run as the irrigation system runs? I have been told it is better a well pump to run continually vs. off/on.

Thanks for the help.



Supreme Member

Posts: 5,287

Location: Metro NYC


Wednesday, September 20th 2006, 11:55am

First thing you do, is try to adjust the pressure switch to get constant running, and/or change nozzles in the rotor heads to bring system consumption in line with well performance. Change the pressure range to, say 46-65 or 50-70 psi, at the most, because the other components may not be rated for pressures above 75 psi.

Do these things first. It is almost always possible to bring a system and well into a state of cooperation.


Active Member

Posts: 6

Location: USA


Wednesday, September 20th 2006, 3:52pm

wet boots...thx...i will try this within the next week and give you an update...not much need right now for the sprinkler system in Chicago area right now...enough rain...but will adjust and do it manually.

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