Wayne Stainless Steel Sprinkler Booster Pump - 720 GPH, 1 HP, 1in., Model# PLS100
Wayne PLS100 Sprinkler Pump
The Wayne PLS 100 sprinkler pump far exceeded my expectations. My lawn turned brown and started to look like a desert. Water is very expensive in my neck of the woods. Fortunately I have a creek in the back yard and after much research on the web, I settled on this pump. I set the pump about 10 feet from the bank at about a 5 foot lift. I had to use a 100 foot #12ga. extension cord for power. I used a 20 foot 1 inch hose attached to a Bur-Cam 1 1/4" Lake Strainer/Footvalve. This filter floats on top of the water so as not to disturb the mud bottom of the creek. The pump has enough pull/push to supply 2 sprinklers full throttle. It pumps 75 feet uphill about another 10 foot lift in a 3/4" hose to a valve header. From there another 125 feet in a 1/2" hose to the front lawn. Also from the header - I water the side and back of the house with 1/2" hoses. I now have one of the greenest lawns in our area. Because it was portable, I was able to put it away after use. Next year I will set it up in a more permanent way. Each time I set it up I had to prime the pump. I used a watering can to fill the 1" hose, then attached hose with a union to pump, then I filled the pump up through the discharge outlet and then attached the discharge hose. You must ensure all connections are air tight. I had no problem priming the pump each time I set it up. As I stated before, this pump has far exceeded my expectations and has run continuously for up to 10 hours in a day in the hot sun and has performed flawlessly.
October 9, 2012
I bought this pump to use on a large water tank to supplement my well water for garden watering. It works great, pumps a lot of water, and I love it's portability and that it is so lightweight. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is that the housing does get very hot when I pump over about 20 minutes. I have to turn it off and let it cool down. When the grass is dry, that could be a concern. Otherwise I am very pleased with it.
October 8, 2012
Great little pump!
This pump was easy to install and has performed great.I necked it down to a 5/8" garden hose and it has pushed water from my pond well over 180' and at least 20' lift. I am able to operate 2 sprinkler heads.Has kept my garden alive thru the worst drought in over 30 years.
August 16, 2012
pluged it in, primed it, fliped the switch and it punped a 4x4 8ft deep well dry in less than a hour. worked great. It pushed the water up 20 ft thru 200ft of water hose. have used it evert day for a month to water my garden. no problems
August 13, 2012
The pump is a high quality unit great for general use.
I would recommend this for 90% of lawn/garden applications and for light duty equipment cleaning!
August 13, 2012
Wayne Stainless Steel Sprinkler Booster Pump
Works as it should. Did every thing I wanted it to. Good pump and very easy to use. Watered my 1/2 acrea sweet corn patch.
May 14, 2012
I purchase this pump about two months ago. Living in the hot dry South it gets plenty of workout. I purchaed the suction hose and the brass foot valve and I am very happy with the results. I have two 3/4" , 75 foot hoses and one 100', 1/2" hose on the pressure side. I can run two sprinkler heads with no problem. It is very easy to prime ( I have only primed it once) I would recommend putting a wye strainer on the inlet if you are pumping out of a stream.
April 19, 2012
Purchased as a back up. Had it in storage for 3 or more years and when I finally had to use it when the pump I was using failed, this pump failed after running 20 minutes. Save your money.
April 16, 2012
Just what I hoped for!
I needed a pump to get water up 15 feet from the river 100 feet away to water my new lawn. This pump did the job as advertised - ran 2 sprinklers at a time 4 hours a day for 2 weeks - until we got rain ;-) Saved $1000 in city water/sewer charges just this year!
I should add the foot valve recommended worked like a charm, also. Never had a problem after the first priming.
October 11, 2011
Great backup pump
I use this pump as a backup to pump from a lake to the garden and lawns. Very easy to use and set up. Just be aware - it does run hot.
March 21, 2011