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    Thread: What does everyone use for a RDF sprayer pump

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      What does everyone use for a RDF sprayer pump

      What's everyone use to run the sprayers on their RDFs? I've got an RDF that is rated at 9000 gal/h and I'm thinking something in the neighborhood of 700 gal/h to run the sprayers. Looking for equipment suggestions. Thanks

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      9000 gal/h is the maximum allowable volume of water circulated by a pump from the pond through the RDF

      back to the pond.

      Small 1/3 hp or there about's water pump, feeding the spay nozzles to wash the dirt off the filter screen every

      20 minutes to 1/2 an hour.
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      I'm using ones from Seaside Aquatics. So far so good.

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      I use city water, what I did was install a solenoid valve, made a plug for it and plug it into the sprayer pump socket. Works like normal.

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      Use a high pressure irrigation pump from Harbor Freight or Amazon (Acquaer 1HP Portable Shallow Well Pump Garden Pump, Stainless Steel, 998 GPH, 115V). You need to check the Amperage that the RDF controller can handle for the rinse pump 110v outlet. I know that Aqua-Exclusive won't handle more than 10amp for the rinse pump so you need a 3/4hp. Some RDFs can handle higher amps and you can use a 1hp pump like this one from HF (DRUMMOND 1 HP Portable Sprinkler Pump 1075 GPH).

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      If your water pressure is high enough (about 40psi or more) you can use a solenoid or a normally closed ball valve. I used two of these (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WDVOW7Q) so if one fails in the open state the second one would close. The ball valve give you full flow when needed.

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      Quote Originally Posted by audioenvy View Post
      I'm using ones from Seaside Aquatics. So far so good.
      Do you mind sharing which one you have? Thanks

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      This is what we were told to use from the Aqua Exclusive rep: 1.6 HP Portable Stainless Steel Watering Pump | Well Booster with Pump 1" Female Thread

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