How to Build Your Own Solar Water Pump
If you find that you have a well, or any other large source of water that is just begging to be used for something more than just a large hole filler, you are going to need to use a solar water pump in order to help you transfer the water from your well or lake. Quite literally, a water pump is used in removing water from a well. Though there are many different designs of pumps that are in existence, one of the most efficient types is the solar water pump. As with any solar device, the longer term benefits are going to be most noticeable when you find that there is a large amount of cash that is resting in your wallet.
One of the important things to understand is that there are different uses for the water pumps that you can choose from. The most typical use is to carry your large amounts of water from one point to another. In wells, using the smallest amount of energy to pull water from the well, you will still be able to pull about 350 gallons of the water from the well. However, smaller versions can also be designed that work on your porches, or your decks to create unique water features.
Step 1 – Find Your Location
Be sure that you have found the proper location where you are going to insert your hoses into the well.
Step 2 – Choose the Size
Though it may not seem like an important factor, the size of your pump is going to greatly affect the amount of water that you are able to pull from the well on any given day. You must acknowledge the point though that you are going to have to run a power cord to the main unit of the pump. However, using a solar panel is going to save you a large amount of money.
Step 3 – Pump Assembly
You are going to find that there is an instruction booklet that comes along with the assembly of the main unit for the pump.
Step 4 – Add Your Solar Panel
There are numerous different choices that you can pick from when it comes to choosing your solar panels. It is important to choose a panel that is fairly large, because you want it to absorb as much of the suns energy as possible. Be sure that your panel is set up so that it faces either to the east or west, as the sun rises from the east and sets in the west. This will ensure that your panel has the most amount of time to absorb the sun’s rays. Use the manufacturer’s instructions to properly set up the panel. Once you have this set up, you are going to connect it to the main unit of the pump. This will ensure that you don’t have to use a power source to run your pump.
Step 5 – Cover Your Pump Tactfully
Now that you have the pump set up, and depending on where you have the pump located and where it is drawing the water from, you may want to choose to somehow hide the pump from being an eye soar. As well, if the pump that you have set up is on your deck for a small water feature in a pond, you can add flowers, or tree leaves, or any other things that you find that will allow you some design aspects.