Winterizing - Winterizing your system can be one of the best yearly investments you can make. Essentially an air compressor is hooked up to your sprinkler lines after shutting off the primary valve inside your house. The water is blown out of the lines to prevent freezing and expansion and eventual breakage of your lines, solenoids and hard work.
Rain Sensors - Not only are they required under water conservation laws, a rain sensor can prevent you from spending your hard-earned money on over-saturation of your lawn. The sensors are usually attached to your home and automatically turn the system off if there has been significant rainfall.
Morning Hours - Watering late at night may seem like a no-brainer because most likely no one is using your lawn at those hours, but there are more practical reasons for watering in the morning. Mold and mildew are more likely to target your house with the increased moisture conditions overnight, and any excess water that may build up will be burned off by the midday sun.
Aim - While it may seem easier to just throw the water all over your property, you need to be aware of your surroundings. Many areas don't allow watering of the sidewalk, and you don't want to be liable for any slips or falls that may occur as a result of sloppy watering.
Solenoids - Solenoids is a fancy term for the valves that regulate each zone of your yard. They allow water to enter each zone and shut it off after a specified amount of time. These are the heart of your system and are controlled by low-voltage wiring.
Connections - Funny pipe is used to connect your sprinkler heads with the poly pipe. It's extremely flexible and virtually unbreakable, which makes for a durable fit. It also helps with any water pressure issues you may be experiencing. Take a little time to research using it in your application.
Roots - Tree roots pose a time-consuming problem when it comes to installing a sprinkler system. While they are both avoidable, it adds a degree of frustration to your carefully mounted project. Check the surrounding area and brainstorm ideas for trying to avoid roots for your lines and heads.
Heads - There are two main types of sprinkler heads to be installed: fixed and rotary, which put out differing amounts of water. If they're mixed, it can cause big problems for your newly installed system. Be sure you know which heads you have and be mindful of their placement.
Pressure - Usually, the higher your water pressure is, the better. No one likes taking a shower with a trickle of water coming out of the showerhead. Your sprinkler system has to be carefully regulated to maximize efficiency. There are often markings on your sprinkler heads so you don't overpower your pumps.
Access - Often your sprinkler installers are not licensed plumbers, and most likely, neither are you. Having a licensed professional come in to do simple work will save you a headache and valuable repair time.
Compact Low Profile 5HP VFD Pump Station
Up to 30 GPM at 72 PSI boost or up to 85 GPM at 44 PSI boost.
Rain Bird’s CLP Series pump station is designed
for boost and flooded suction applications. The
CLP Series is a complete pump package that is
simple to install and operate. It includes a professional-
grade pump, a marine-grade aluminum
enclosure, highest quality pump protection,
and optional mounting for a Rain Bird controller.
Home owner associations, small sports fields,
schools, parks, and small agricultural projects are
ideal applications. The CLP Series compact design,
durable centrifugal boost pump, and ease
of installation, make this a perfect solution for
applications with flows up to 85 GPM. With this
complete solution there is no need to deal with
the hassle of stick building a pump station with
non-compatible parts and a makeshift enclosure.
Only Rain Bird provides a totally integrated irrigation
solution with UL listed components and
a one year warranty that dependably delivers
healthy and beautiful landscapes, saving time
and minimizing maintenance.
• Variable Frequency Drive (VFD)
• Pump Start Relay included
• Aluminum Deck and Enclosure
• Stainless Steel Piping
• Isolation Valve for maintenance
• Manual Switch provides user full control and
• 2” – Discharge, 2” Intake NPT
• Available in single and three phase 208V,
220V, 230V VAC and three phase 480V VAC
• Mounting options for Rain Bird Controllers
• Plumbing Configurations
-- Inlet and discharge piping on opposite
sides of the enclosure (as shown)
-- ¾” and 2” Boost Ports Included
• Mechanical Features
-- Isolation valve
-- Liquid filled pressure gauge
-- Rugged centrifugal pump
• Enclosures / External Connections
-- Marine grade aluminum enclosure
-- Marine grade aluminum deck
-- Stainless Steel piping
-- Fused main power disconnect
• Pump Control
-- Pump Control: Requires Pump Start/Master
valve signal from irrigation controller or
optional CLPBSTW flow start kit.
-- 24VAC Pump start relay included. Other
voltages available as an accessory.
-- 130 °F Temperature cutout switch
• Electrical Features
-- Power Requirement: Single or three
phase 208V, 220V, 230V AC or three
phase 480V AC.
-- TEFC Motor
-- UL listed components
• Energy efficient – Variable Frequency
Drive (VFD) maintains constant pressure
at varying flow demand.
-- Stainless steel pressure transducer
-- Red light for VFD alarms
-- Green pump running light
-- Pipe fill mode reducing pressure surge at
pump start up
-- Programmable override pump speed
-- Loss of prime and pipe break alarm
-- Dead head shut down
-- Transducer loss shut down
• Back panel for mounting Rain Bird
-- Pre-drilled for ESP-Me, ESP-LXMe, and
ESP-LXD Series Controllers. (Rain Bird
controller purchased separately)
-- Separate independent power feed
required to power controller.
-- Mounted inside or outside aluminum