Irrigation Water Pumps

Grekkon Irrigation Water Pumps

Grekkon irrigation water pumps function differently to serve different needs, localities, and acreages. Every pump is well defined in its scope of work and we use this specification to guide our clients as to what best suits their need.

Pumps classification

I. By placement

  1. Surface pumps. These pumps draw water from a source not exceeding 7M in depth. They’re placed on hard ground and can be either solar pumps, electric pumps, petrol generator pumps or diesel generator pumps.
  2. Submersible pumps. These pumps are placed in the well or borehole. Ideally, they are used to pump out water from depths beyond 10M. Submersible irrigation water pumps are either solar-powered or electric. They come as single or three-phase submersible water pumps.

II. By power source

  1. Solar-powered. These irrigation water pumps are powered by the sun’s energy. Solar panels are used to capture this energy. The number of solar panels depends on the pump size.
  2. Electric powered. These are powered by electricity.
  3. Fossil fuel-powered. These are either petrol-powered pumps or diesel-powered pumps. Petrol pumps are used to irrigate small areas while diesel pumps are used to irrigate both small and very large acreage.

III. By pressure output

  1. Low-pressure pumps. These have low pressure and can either discharge a large volume or low water volume
  2. High-pressure pumps. These have high pressure and can discharge either a large volume or low water volume

What to consider when procuring a pump

a. The volume of water required per day

b. The gradient that this water is to be pumped

c. The depth from which pumping will take place

d. Availability of electric, solar or fossil fuel power

e. Pump cost

f. Availability of installation expertise; this is particularly for solar and electric pumps.

g. Security at the point of pump installation

h. Guarantee of use. Grekkon pumps have a periodic guarantee at the time of purchase