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Monday, May 1st 2017, 11:43am

What pump?

As a disclaimer, i know relatively nothing about pumps or sprinkler systems. My situation is that i moved into a house several years ago that resides on a lake, and the yard is roughly 1.5 acres. There is a full sprinkler system installed, but the previous owner removed the pump before he foreclosed on the property. I would like to install a new pump and get the system running, but am not 100% sure exactly what i need.

The system is fed from the lake. There is a pipe that is run from the water to a small boat house about 15 yards off shore where the old pump was located, and the outlets for the zones were. The boat house is 1-3 feet above water level. I believe its 110 electric that is ran to the boat house. I'm not sure on diameter of existing connections that connected to the old pump. I am unsure of the number of sprinkler heads ran throughout the property, but the furthest is probably around 175-200 feet from the boat house, and 15-20 feet up in elevation (my entire front yard is 15-20 feet above the water). What pump specs should i be looking for? Will 1.5 HP be enough? Does it need to self prime? Any info would be greatly appreciated, thanks guys.

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